September 2017 Intensive Unit

September 2017 Intensive Unit

TOPIC: Old Testament Prophets and Writings (OT302i/502i)
WHAT: A semester length unit covered in one week of lectures, with pre-reading/assignments completed at home
WHEN: 8.30am - 5.30pm, Monday 25 - Saturday 30 September 2017 (during NSW school holidays)
WHERE: SMBC Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
WHO: Ideal for people who can't attend weekly lectures, or live at a distance from Sydney
LECTURER: Dr Janson Condren
ENROL BY: Friday 25 August 2017

‘Get Wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.’ (Pr 4:7). Would you like to grow in your understanding of the Old Testament’s wisdom and prophecy books? Could you benefit from getting a better grasp of the Israelite history such books originally addressed?

This foundational survey unit will explore the Old Testament prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, the Twelve) and wisdom books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job), in addition to 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah, and Daniel. Particular attention will be given to discerning God's original message for Israel in these texts, to best identify their enduring message for us as Christians. Essential to this will be considering how the New Testament extends and brings to a climax the message of the Old Testament in Christ.

Overall, it is designed to deepen your knowledge of God and equip you with the tools for doing your own study and teaching of the ‘whole counsel’ of God's word.

More information on this intensive unit

If you are interested, please feel free to contact our registrars - on 02 9747 4780 or email - for a unit outline.


For those in busy full-time employment or at a distance from metropolitan areas, or in rural Australia, SMBC offers a flexible, comprehensive, intensive mode study program. Our Intensives students include: christian workers and teachers, mums and retirees, business people and trades people.

Effectively it is study at home with a week at SMBC for face-to-face teaching. This offers the best of both worlds, with pre-reading and assignments done at home in your own time (with e-library access) and a focused week of teaching and study with your lecturer, plus interaction with fellow students. Exams take place several weeks after the intensive. For those living outside of Sydney, it is possible to do your exams near home with an approved supervisor.

You can complete an Australian College of Theology (ACT) Diploma of Ministry (equivalent to the first year of the Bachelor of Theology) or a Graduate Diploma of Divinity (equivalent to the first year of the Master of Divinity) in four years by intensive mode study. We are just a phone call away if you would like to chat with us about our intensive study options. Please contact us on 02 9747 4780 or email.

What our students like about intensive mode study:

"Being able to attend lectures without being tired after work and being able to saturate yourself with the content to the exclusion of other commitments."

"It's been the perfect way for me to balance work and study and get the most out of the lectures."

"Great to be able to have the lectures condensed into one week as I work and have young children (my husband has taken the week off work). Great to have a small group with informal, non-threatening discussion."

"I found the pre-reading really beneficial because it allowed me to engage with and reflect on the course content before coming to class. Intensive-mode study helps me to think about the content in a deeper way."

"I work in ministry and it's a joy to be able to take a week off and spend time basking in God's word, thinking and learning, and then heading straight back to work and applying it. I find I'm always refreshed and re-energised in my ministry after my week with SMBC!"

"As a full-time worker, it enables me to take a week out to focus on study and finish my degree in a reasonable time-frame. We get the benefit of teaching from SMBC’s quality lecturers without the dilution of online study and to experience a study community face-to-face."

SMBC, PO Box 83
43 Badminton Road, Croydon NSW 2132
T +61 2 9747 4780
Sydney Missionary and Bible College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology
ACT Cricos Code Provider: 02650E
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