“Go tell everyone the news that God’s kingdom has come.”
BCA is an association of Christians within the Anglican Church whose vision and goal is Australia for Christ. BCA has a priority in mission to the isolated, remote urban and rural people of Australia.
Our Field Staff serve in regional and remote parts of Australia. Locals in these places are removed from cities, live in sparsely populated towns (sometimes as small as a few hundred people), and often don’t benefit from strong support networks of family and friends. Churches in these areas can struggle, ongoing fellowship can be hard to maintain, and encouragement can become a rarity.
Due to a recent ruling from the NSW Department of Education interactive SRE lessons are no longer able to be provided via online platforms such as Google Classroom.
‘Face-to-face Special Religious Education (SRE), Special Education in Ethics (SEE) and Voluntary student activities of a religious nature in schools (VSA) will not be available until schools resume normal operations (phase 4). This includes the use of interactive online media such as Google Classrooms, Skype or Zoom.’
I am disappointed at this ruling from the DoE and will miss online (and face-to-face) SRE classes and the opportunity to engage with student discussions and questions.
As an alternative SRE lessons have been made available via a Department of Education portal for students to continue with SRE at home https://www.christiansre.com.au/learningfromhome. I can encourage families to follow the Combined Christian SRE link to continue the ThinkFaith curriculum we have been using at Armidale Secondary College. The content is excellent, designed generally for Years 7-10, with a new lesson added each week.
During this lock out period I will be working to support our gospel partnerships and the Armidale Secondary College community. For further assistance accessing the SRE portal please contact email@example.com.
SRE Teacher, Armidale Youth Futures
St Peters’ Armidale supports missions. To the right is a list of the missions we are associated with and the month that we have decided to focus on each one respectively.
Our task as a church is to keep the work of the disciples going. Here are some things you can do to help get involved in supporting missions:
If you would like to be involved in actively supporting a mission and helping get information about it into the church, please contact us at the Parish Office and we can help you get there.
|February||Church Missionary Society||-|
|March||Bush Church Aid||-|
|May||Armidale Youth Futures||-|
|June||YL New England||-|
|August||Bush Church Aid||-|
|September||Church Missionary Society||-|
|October||Anglican Board of Mission||-|