Bethshan is situated at Wyee which is located between the beautiful Lake Macquarie and Central Coast areas of NSW just north Sydney. It has good access to stunning beaches, waterways and the surrounding rural and mountain landscapes.

Wyee has a railway station on the Newcastle to Sydney Line with quick access to the M1 (freeway). It is an easy driving distance to the shopping centres such as Westfield Tuggerah and Lake Haven and Morisset.

History of Bethshan

Bethshan was founded by Elliot John and Ethel Rien as Bethshan Holiness Mission. The Rien’s first came to Wyee in 1897 to assist with bee-keeping. They saw a great need to provide a place of rest for Christian workers to revive them spiritually and bodily and to establish a missionary training home in scriptural and practical holiness.On the 1st May 1908 Mr & Mrs Rien took up a selection of approximately 120 acres of virgin bush and signed the property to a trust forming Bethshan Holiness Mission. Bethshan means “place of rest”.

In the early days many swagmen stopped at the Mission and stayed in a hut specially built to provide shelter for them. They were also provided with meals.The Mission ministries revolved around missionary support, outreach programs, bible teaching, camp accommodation and church activities. To meet the needs of staff and visitors, over the years, farming such as dairying was a part of the activities of the full time Christian workers living on site. They grew a lot of their own food and lived by faith trusting in God to provide all their needs.

Over the years many people who have needed time out for respite or a home have experienced ministry from Bethshan. Through the ministry many have been challenged to find a personal faith in Jesus Christ and receive the promise from God of eternal life. Finding meaning, truth, happiness and a real purpose in life.   

God’s Promises

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 10:10
Jesus said “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”.

Bethshan Mission

To provide a Christian environment demonstrating Christ’s love and teaching to all.

Bequests and Donations to Bethshan

Bethshan is a not for profit registered charity and donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Donations and bequests have been a huge part of Bethshan since its beginnings and many people have experienced the joy of giving and sharing in the real difference made in the lives of people that are touched by these ministries.

If you are interested in making a donation or bequest to Bethshan Ministries Ltd or would simply like some more information please contact us by email and we will get back to you.


Thank you for your consideration to support and provide financial assistance for this vital ministry.