The year 2012 was a significant one in the history of the Presbyterian Church as it marked the centenary of ministry to Inland Australia. In 1912, a pioneering work to provide a ‘mantle of safety’ was initiated under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. John Flynn through the Australian Inland Mission (AIM). The work of the AIM is continued today by the Presbyterian Inland Mission, its successor in the Presbyterian Church of Australia.
The significance of 100 years of Inland Mission was recognized by the PIM in a range of ways. Two of the highlights were the centenary celebration service held at The Scots Church in Melbourne which included the launch of a coffee table Book. There was also a weekend of celebrations at Beltana in South Australia.