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.

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!

2020: Our Semester 1 program (12 sessions) – 'Wisdom - Old and New'  will be taught by SMBC lecturers Kirk Patston and Malcolm Gill

Kirk Patston, SMBC  Old Testament lecturer will teach eight sessions from Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job.  Kirk will be followed by Malcolm Gill, New Testament and Preaching lecturer, teaching four sessions from the book of James.

Dates: 5 Feb,12 Feb,19 Feb, 26 February; 11,18, and 25 March; 29 April; 13, 20 May; 3 and 10 June, 2020.

Click here to register here for all 12 Semester One, 2020 sessions 'Wisdom Old and New '

Register here for 5 February  - Wisdom Old  (Introduction to Wisdom and Proverbs 1–9)

Register here for 12 February - Wisdom Old (Proverbs 10–31)

Register here for 19 February - Wisdom Old  (Job 1–2)

Register here for 26 February -  Wisdom Old (Job 3–28)

Register here for 11 March -  Wisdom Old (Job 29–37)

Register here for 18 March -  Wisdom Old  (Job 38–42) 

Register here for 25 March - Wisdom Old (Ecclesiastes 1)

Register here for 29 April - Wisdom Old (Ecclesiastes 2–12)

Register here for 13 May - Wisdom New ( James) 

Register here for 20 May - Wisdom New ( James) 

Register here for 3 June - Wisdom New ( James) 

Register here for 10 June - Wisdom New ( James) 


9.00am  Tea and coffee on arrival

9.30am  Principal's Hour (main chapel service)

10.40am  Morning Tea on the lawn

11.05am  Lecture

12.00pm  Break

12.05pm  Lecture

12.50pm  Lunch (included in cost)

1.20pm  Finish


Per session: $30.00 individual / $40.00 for two  (Full semester – 12 Sessions: $200 individual / $350.00 for two)

Contact us on 02 9747 4780 or email for larger group arrangements


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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
ABN: 11 000 047 950