We're passionate about Christian ministry.
For nearly 40 years, we’ve helped ministries get the funding and support they need to build and expand their ministry operations. We offer a range of savings and term investments to help pool funds to resource Christian ministry. Loans and other assistance are made to churches and Christian organisations to support their work and activities.
To enable Christian ministry to thrive
To be the financial services provider of choice for ministries in Australia
1. Engaging, missional relationships
2. Efficient and empathetic services
3. Evolving capability
4. Effective stewardship
In reflecting Jesus, we value: Courage, Integrity, Relationships, Collaboration, Accountability
BFS is a delegated body of Australian Baptist Ministries.
BFS is a public company limited by guarantee and a Registered Charity. ‘BFS’ is a registered trademark. BFS has been endorsed by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (and formerly, the Australian Taxation Office) as an Income Tax Exempt Charitable Institution on the basis of Advancement of Religion for the operation of financial services. BFS has the ACNC Tick of Charity Registration.
BFS holds a Australian Financial Services Licence AFSL 311062 issued by ASIC
BFS holds a Australian Financial Services Licence AFSL 311062 issued by ASIC and is required to comply with all licence conditions. A copy of the BFS AFSL can be found here. BFS is not prudentially supervised by APRA. Therefore, an investor in our products will not receive the benefit of the financial claims scheme or the depositor protection provisions in the Banking Act 1959. Investments in our products are intended to be a means for investors to support the charitable purposes of BFS.
The yield on client funds lodged with BFS is used to support our charitable purposes and provide services to churches and associated Christian ministries. BFS have Identification Statements lodged with ASIC regarding our products, the current versions of which can be viewed on our website here, under ‘Disclosure Documents’. We are also required by law to notify you that our products and services are not subject to the usual protections for investors under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and are not regulated by ASIC. Our investments are only intended for investors whose primary investment purpose is to support our charitable purposes, and our products are not comparable to investments issued by banks, finance companies or fund managers. Investors may be unable to get some or all of their money back when they expect to, or at all.
Client funds lodged with BFS may be used for loans to Churches, Church organisations, charities and other Christian ministries or invested in investments which meet the terms of the Trustee Act 1925 (NSW).