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Associates Program

This special Wednesday morning program is for people over 50 who may have more time on their hands and who want to dig deeper biblically without the pressure of exams or assignments. You can come to one, a few, or ideally come to all 12! Each semester a different unit of study will be covered. (Note: photo above taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic)

Our aim is for you to:

  • Deepen your knowledge of the Bible
  • Be encouraged in your walk with God
  • Be encouraged by how God is at work overseas and around Australia
  • Enjoy the warm fellowship and community of SMBC
  • Learn from great lecturers!

In semester 2, 2021, we're pleased to be bringing you  Life Matters for Christians. Each week a different topic will be brought to you by our seasoned SMBC lecturers.

  • Applying the Bible in a life-transforming way 
  • Sex, gender and transgender: What the Bible says 
  • Mentoring: Getting alongside the next generation 
  • Christian Lament 
  • How we got our modern Bibles 
  • Has anyone died, been to heaven, and returned? 
  • If God is sovereign, does prayer make a difference? 
  • My local church and God’s global mission 
  • Richard Baxter: Turning our eyes towards heaven
  • Discipleship: What, why, who and how? 
  • Communicating the gospel with people from other cultures 
  • Christian forgiveness

In Semester 1, 2022, we'll be bringing you a series on the  Old Testament Minor Prophets - Details and registration still to come.


2021: IMPORTANT On-Campus  and Online Options 

Please read the following carefully :

1.We're sorry but lectures are unable to be recorded.

2.Due to current COVID restrictions, our lecture room can only accommodate 20 people in face-to-face mode and so this option is only available to people who book in for all 12 sessions. (Additonally, the on-campus overflow option-see below- is also only available for people booking all 12 sessions)

From the following options, when booking your tickets, please choose ONE mode of attendance. You will need to remain in that mode each week.

  • On-campus (face to face- limited numbers),or
  • Off-campus (online join in Principals Hour and lecture online) or
  • On-campus for Principal's Hour, morning tea and then online for the lecture in an overflow room (Note: By selecting this mode be aware you won't be able to communicate with the lecturer during the class )

Please select your mode of attendance carefully, as you will not be able to swap options week-by-week. This is to ensure we can have the maximum number of people in the limited numbers of  face-to-face option and aims  to prevent others missing out on the opportunity to do so.  Please be aware, that once you are booked in for face- to-face mode, the option to watch online won't be available to you.


9.30am: Principal's Hour (main chapel service) and via Vimeo for online attenders
10.40am: Break
11.05am: Lecture Using Zoom platform for online attenders
11.50am: Break (approximate time)
12.00pm: Lecture continues
12.30pm: Lecture concludes (approximately- as some lectures may occasionally go overtime)



  • All 12 sessions per person (face-to-face): $260.00
  • All 12 sessions per person (on-campus for Principal's Hour, Morning Tea, then overflow room for Lecture): $236.00
  • All 12 sessions for one person (online) $200.00
  • All 12 sessions for household (online): $354.00
  • Per session, for one person (online only available): $30.00
  • Per session for household - two people (online only available): $40.00

Remaining Topic, date and registration


3/11/21  Christian Forgiveness ,  with Pierre Thielemans


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Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC) is an Affiliated College of the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS: 02650E
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