Our Vision

Equipping people for life, from the Word to the world.


Equip College is BCWA's ministry training platform. The Staff and Trainers at BCWA are committed to ‘living’ God’s Word in Christ before teaching His Word. We are deeply Biblical and highly practical and such characteristics are filtered into the character of our students. We want our students to strive beyond just the acquisition of knowledge and competence – we want to see their character develop for the glory of CHRIST. “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him” 2 Cor. 2:14. And now these four abide: Christ, Content, Character and Competence, - but the greatest is CHRIST!

The Bible College of Western Australia Incorporated (BCWA) started in 1978 as a nondenominational Bible College with the vision of “equipping the saints”. This vision was borne in the heart of Rev. Dr. Max Wells who never gave up on this ‘equipping’ vision. With Rev. Dr. David Shalley as the founding Principal the college began its journey of teaching God’s Word in a practical way. The life of the college has indeed been a fruitful one - highly credible and recognized for its practical ministry and discipleship training –“Equipping people for life” and for its cross-cultural DNA –“From the Word to the World”.


Rev. Dr. Dawson Elliott
BCWA Principal

Serving and equipping the Body of Christ is our priority

Serving and equipping the Body of Christ is our priority