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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 forgiveness 
  • 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 lament

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.

PROGRAM

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)


COSTS, DATES, TOPICS and ONLINE REGISTRATION - SEMESTER 2, 2021.

Costs

  • 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

Topics, dates and registration

To register  for all 12 sessions click on the following link and select which mode to attend all 12  sessions

To register for all 12 sessions face-to-face (strictly limited places), or on-campus for Principal's Hour, morning tea, then overflow room for Lecture or  online click here 

To register for single sessions (online only), click on the  date and topic of your choice below: 

14/7/21   Applying the Bible in a life-transforming way, with Derek Brotherson

21/7/21  Sex, gender and transgender:  What the Bible says,  with Rob Smith

28/7/21  Mentoring: Getting alongside the next generation, with Jenny Salt

4/8/21   Christian forgiveness, with Pierre Thielemans

18/8/21  How we got our modern Bibles, with Alan Mugridge

25/8/21  Has anyone died, been to heaven, and returned?  With Alan Thompson

1/9/21   If God is sovereign, does prayer make a difference? With Mark Adams

8/9/21  My local church and God’s global mission, with Tim Silberman

6/10/21   Richard Baxter:  Turning our eyes towards heaven, with Rachel Ciano

13/10/21  Discipleship:  What, why, who and how?  With Matthew Vander Heiden

27/10/21  Communicating the gospel with people from other cultures, with Jonathan James

3/11/21 Christian Lament,  with Kit Barker


 

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