Centenary

At the end of March 1916, Rev Charles B. Barnett rented a large house (known affectionately now as BBH) for 132 pounds per annum. On the 15th April 1916, the new College started with two brave students: Ben Corlett, a New Zealander heading for Bolivia, and Mr Seaman, a Victorian hoping to work in China. Three more had applied, but were awaiting interviews with the principal. From day one, SMBC was interdenominational, and focussed on the Bible and cross-cultural mission—nothing has changed!

Fast forward to 2016 when we are celebrating 100 years of God's goodness to us – 100 years of continuous service in preparing people for cross‒cultural gospel work (whether here in multicultural Australia or overseas in a missionary context).

Check out SMBC's centenary vision:  '100 for 100'


Centenary Thanksgiving Service

  • Principal Stuart Coulton
    Principal Stuart Coulton
  • Jenny Salt interviewing George Statheos and Pip Russell
    Jenny Salt interviewing George Statheos and Pip Russell
  • Anthony Brammall giving brief history of SMBC
    Anthony Brammall giving brief history of SMBC
  • Rob Smith premiering his SMBC song
    Rob Smith premiering his SMBC song
  • Jenny Salt interviewing Maxine Cook
    Jenny Salt interviewing Maxine Cook
  • Jenny Salt interviewing Geoff Deane
    Jenny Salt interviewing Geoff Deane
  • Jenny Salt interviewing graduates serving in Thailand
    Jenny Salt interviewing graduates serving in Thailand
  • Mrs Thea Cox doing the Bible reading
    Mrs Thea Cox doing the Bible reading
  • David Cook preaching from Hebrews 1-2
    David Cook preaching from Hebrews 1-2
  • SMBC's 100th Birthday Cake
    SMBC's 100th Birthday Cake


TALKS:

15 April 2016, 7:00pm    David Cook

Hebrews 1-2 - Bible Talk – Hebrews 1-2

Length: 28:10   Download   Listen

15 April 2016, 7:00pm    Anthony Brammall

History of SMBC

Length: 9:10   Download   Listen

15 April 2016, 7:00pm    Jenny Salt

Salt Spot with Maxine Cook & Geoff Deane

Length: 10:17   Download   Listen

15 April 2016, 7:00pm    Jenny Salt

Salt Spot with Philippa Russell & George Statheos

Length: 5:58   Download   Listen

15 April 2016, 7:00pm    Jenny Salt

Salt Spot with Ken & Kristy Davies

Length: 5:36   Download   Listen


'Back to SMBC' Day

  • Bible talk from the steps of BBH by Dean Rerekura
    Bible talk from the steps of BBH by Dean Rerekura
  • Graduates from the 1960s
    Graduates from the 1960s
  • Dean Rerekura, Stuart Coulton, James Lane
    Dean Rerekura, Stuart Coulton, James Lane
  • Class photos dating back to 1946
    Class photos dating back to 1946
  • Special centenary re-connections
    Special centenary re-connections
  • A page from Benson Barnett's prayer diary - 1919 - showing his earnest dependence on God
    A page from Benson Barnett's prayer diary - 1919 - showing his earnest dependence on God
  • Gathering to pray for our graduates across the world and throughout the decades
    Gathering to pray for our graduates across the world and throughout the decades
  • A page from Roy Warren's autograph book from 1937
    A page from Roy Warren's autograph book from 1937
  • The official launch of Anthony Brammall's history of SMBC - 'Out of Darkness'
    The official launch of Anthony Brammall's history of SMBC - 'Out of Darkness'
  • Richard Hibbert speaking on 'Mission Trends in the 21st Century'
    Richard Hibbert speaking on 'Mission Trends in the 21st Century'
  • Historic books on display in the library
    Historic books on display in the library
  • Lots of memories with all the class photos and graduate stories
    Lots of memories with all the class photos and graduate stories
  • Catching up with old friends and making new friends
    Catching up with old friends and making new friends


TALKS:

16 April 2016, 10:30am    Dean Rerekura

Mark 10 - Bible Talk – Mark 10

Length: 16:19   Download   Listen

16 April 2016, 12:00pm    Anthony Brammall

“Out of Darkness” Book Launch

Length: 23:13   Download   Listen


SMBC Centenary Conference

"Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples."
Psalm 96:2-3

At the 2016 SMBC Centenary Missions Conference, we celebrated the privilege we have as God’s people to declare his glory among the nations. To worship him in the splendour of his holiness. To ascribe to him the glory due his name.

Keynote speakers, Don Carson and Julyan & Lenna Lidstone, shared the biblical, theological and practical imperatives for global mission. Our 12 seminar speakers also brought us a wealth of wisdom and practical experience. It was a conference for pastors, for believers in our churches who are concerned to foster awareness of mission, and for those involved in, or considering involvement in, the glorious work of taking the gospel to all the nations.

Talks and photos here


 

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