Victorian Regional Office

Diocese of Melbourne, Diocese of Bendigo, Diocese of Ballarat, Diocese of Gippsland, Diocese of Wangaratta

The Victorian Regional Office is located in Heidelberg. Victoria has a large and growing population of over 6.6 million people, with 1.5 million in regional Victoria. There are many opportunities for the expansion of BCA’s ministry, especially in new housing areas, with youth and young adults, and with immigrant communities.

Adrian Lane

Adrian Lane was appointed as the Victorian Regional Officer in February 2013. Adrian knows the Australian church and regional Victoria well. Before being appointed as Regional Officer, he served as Senior Lecturer in Ministry Skills at Ridley College in Melbourne for 22 years, where he trained ministers for service in regional Victoria. Adrian served on Provincial Council, and has led preaching workshops and evangelistic missions to a wide range of regional centres. Adrian has a real heart for rural Australia and regional Victoria in particular, as his family come from Warrnambool, Maryborough, Rupanyup and Rainbow, in the Wimmera.

Adrian (left) is supported in the office by Bob Barclay.

The Victorian team's September Prayer Points
Please pray for fruitfulness from Adrian’s ministry at Healesville (19 September) and Diamond Creek (10 October) and from Topher Hallyburton’s ministry at Ridley, the Victorian Spring Lunches and the Young Adult’s Evening at Ivanhoe (27–30 September). All these deputations and events will now be online, so your prayers for attendance and effectiveness are much appreciated.

2021 Spring Gatherings – Click here to register

Victorian Resources

Faith, Hope and Love: Pray for Regional Victoria
Collated by Adrian Lane, these prayer notes allow you to pray around rural and regional Victoria for all communities and BCA Field Staff in the area. (Click the orange heading above to download)

2021 Victorian Region Annual Report
Read the Victorian Region Annual Report for 2020, presented at the AGM in 2021.

Event Videos on Demand
In September 2020, BCA National Director Greg Harris and former BCA Field Staff Mary Lewis (Roxby Downs) co-presented a Ridley College webinar, God and Country Webinar (click the highlighted text to watch the VOD.)

In June 2021 Field Staff George Hemmings (Bendigo Diocese) co presented a Ridley College webinar, Growing Kids & Youth Ministry Webinar (click the highlighted text to watch the VOD.)

2020 BCA Victorian Spring gatherings, featuring Field Staff Daniel Faricy (Kununurra) speaking to the Young Adults Evening