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!

SEMESTER 2, 2022

In Semester 2, 2022, we're pleased to be bringing you the many dimensions of God’s global mission (and our role in it as God’s people), in the following areas:

Bible: We will trace the missional storyline through the Old and New Testaments discovering the ways in which God uses his people to extend his glory to the ends of the earth.
History: We will consider the ways that God has worked through history to extend the gospel around the world.
Culture: We will consider how the gospel might be communicated and applied into different cultural settings.
Strategy: We will consider the many dimensions of mission practice today in the local church and the wider world.

Your lecturers for this semester will be Derek Brotherson, SMBC Principal, and Tim Silberman, SMBC Missions lecturer.


Please note:

  1. Under the current government guidelines, we have on-campus lecture room space for 18 people and so this on-campus option is only available to people who book in for all 12 sessions.
  2. When registering for all 12 sessions, please choose ONE mode of attendance and remain in that mode each week.
  3. We're sorry but lectures are unable to be recorded.


9.30am: Principal's Hour (main chapel service) via Vimeo for online attenders
10.40am: Break
11.05am: Lecture starts 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): $269.00
  • All 12 sessions for one person (online): $207.00
  • All 12 sessions for household (online): $367.00
  • Per session, for one person (online only available): $31.00  (Please contact us via email to book a single session only)
  • Per session for household - two people (online only available): $42.00 (Please contact us via email to book a single session only)


Semester 2 2022 dates: 20, 27 July; 3, 17, 24, 31 August; 14, 21 September; 12, 19, 26 October; 2 November

Semester 2 2022 registration: Register here (for all sessions)

Note: For information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) please click here

SMBC, PO Box 83
43 Badminton Road, Croydon NSW 2132
T +61 2 9747 4780
Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC) is an Affiliated College of the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS: 02650E
ABN: 11 000 047 950