Spirituality

Christian Life & Daily Devotion

Christian Studies classes are compulsory for all students at the College. This provides the opportunity to explore issues of religion and spirituality in an educative context.

The diversity of denominations and religions in the school community is taken into consideration, and no deliberate attempt is made to convert students to a particular worldview or the Adventist denominational persuasion. Christian Studies is academic in orientation, with the aim to deepen each student’s appreciation of the value of spirituality in today’s world.

Christian Life

Although all activities in life can be seen as an expression of service to God, some activities in the College program are directed more specifically at the development of spiritual appreciation. Public worship is the practical expression of our religious life, just as community service is the application of Christian love and concern. Our aim is to foster the value of Christian service within the school and outside of it, giving and receiving in our relationship with God and others.

Daily Devotion

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight" Proverbs 3:5,6. The school is a Christian community in which individuals feel free to express their faith. Each day begins with worship, a time of prayer and meditation that provides an opportunity to reflect on faith for life and learning.

Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care

The College chaplaincy program is central to our provision of support for College students, school community and staff.  A chaplain's role is to:

  • Provide pastoral care
  • Lead the College spiritual development program
  • Play a key role in developing the social and emotional literacy of students within the community
  • Offer help and support to individuals and communities experiencing crisis or loss 

Working in partnership with form teachers, class teachers, parents, and year level coordinators, College chaplains play a proactive role in ministering to the wellbeing of the community on an individual and collective level.

Any day of the week, you will find them chatting with students in the playground, providing encouragement, supporting positive and restorative conversations, assisting in the formation of healthy relationships between students and staff, keeping an eye on vulnerable individuals, and assisting in student welfare. An open-door policy on both campuses allows anyone who wishes to reach out for friendly support and advice the opportunity to do so.

Charged with building and maintaining the spiritual dimension of BAC, chaplains organise weekly chapel services, voluntary Bible studies, and annual Week of Worship events (on both primary and secondary campuses). They also assist in providing community service opportunities such as the StormCo trip for Year 12 graduates to Mungindi--a fun, unique week of fellowship and service offered as a popular alternative to end of year schoolies week. These programs give individuals the opportunity to form stronger connections with God and their community.