Baptist Care Australia
Sharing information across like-minded organisations has many benefits. In 1990, the CEOs of Baptist community service organisations from each state got together to discuss how this could be approached. From these discussions Baptist Care Australia was born.
In 1994 Rev Ian Paxton, then CEO of Baptist Care Victoria, was elected President, and June Heinrich, the CEO of Baptist Community Services NSW & ACT, was elected Secretary.
In 1997 Baptist Care Australia (BCA) was incorporated. BCA is now the peak body representing Baptist community care services across Australia. The main purpose of the organisation is to represent the interests of all Baptist Community Organisations to the Government.
For the benefit of those who receive our services, the members of BCA seek to provide support and encouragement to each other as care providers and to promote our work to our Churches, the wider community and to Government in the name of Jesus Christ.
As part of the wider Christian response to community need, we as Baptist organisations desire together to develop and maintain our unique contribution through the following:
- Sharing of strategies, resources, research and information to help progress Baptist Care across Australia.
- Providing a united voice to lobby governments and community agencies on policy issues.
- Reinforcing the credibility of state agencies enabling each to promote themselves as part of a larger network.
- Encouraging Baptists across Australia to support their caring agencies.
New South Wales & ACT
Baptist Community Services NSW & ACT
Baptist Care Queensland
Baptist Care (SA)
Victoria & Tasmania
Baptist Care WA