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 1, 2023

In Semester 1, 2023, we're pleased to be bringing you the New Testament book of Revelation! 

Your lecturer for this semester will be Dr Mark Stephens. Mark's doctoral studies focused on the theme of new creation within the book of Revelation, and his thesis, Annihilation or Renewal? The Meaning and Function of New Creation in the Book of Revelation, was published by Mohr Siebeck.  He is currently researching and writing on spiritual formation and the book of Revelation, representations of Jesus in contemporary culture, and the place of humility and hospitality in Christian thinking. Here's what Mark will be covering during the semester:  

Week 1 - Why Revelation isn't just about the end of the world (8 February)

Week 2 - Who is Revelation written to? (Chapters 1-3) (15 February)

Week 3 - Learning to read the weird bits of the Bible (22 February)

Week 4 - What Revelation tells us about God (chapters 4 and 5) (8 March)

Week 5 - What Revelation tells us about judgement (Portions of chapters 6-16, 19-20) (15 March)

Week 6 - How the church has read Revelation throughout history (22 March)

Week 7 - What Revelation tells us about Satan (Rev 12) (26 April)

Week 8 - What Revelation tells us about the church (Revelation 7 and others) (3 May)

Week 9 - What Revelation tells us about suffering as a Christian (Rev 17-18) (10 May)

Week 10 - What Revelation tells us about the Old Testament (24 May)

Week 11 - What Revelation tells us about creation (Rev 21-22) (31 May)

Week 12 - How to be an apocalyptic disciple (7 June)


Program

Please note the change of lecture and Principal Hour times from previous years.

9.40am: Lecture starts (including the Zoom platform for online attendees)
10.30am: Morning tea
10.55am: Lecture continues (and concludes at 11.45 am)
11.50am: Principal's Hour (main chapel service) for on-campus attenders.
1.00pm: Principal's Hour  concludes


On-Campus and Online Options

You have the choice of attending the full program in person at our Croydon campus, or joining us online and participating in the lecture via Zoom, and then watching a recording of Principal's Hour at a later time. Please note:

  1. When registering, please choose ONE mode of attendance and remain in that mode for that week, or for each of the 12 weeks (if booking all 12 sessions). This is so we can be sure we have enough seats in the lecture room.
  2. We're sorry, but lectures are not recorded
  3. For on-campus attendance, please note there are only 25 places available. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Costs

ATTENDING ONLINE:
Please note for those attending online, Principal's Hour will not be live-streamed, but will be recorded and available at a later time.

All 12 sessions for one person (online): $218.00

All 12 sessions for two people (online): $386.00

Per session (online) for one person: $33.00

Per session (online) for two people: $54.00

ATTENDING ON-CAMPUS:

All 12 sessions per person (on campus): $218.00

All 12 sessions for two people (on campus): $386.00

Per session for one person (on campus): $33.00 


Semester 1, 2023 Dates and Registration

Register here for ALL  12  sessions (on-campus or online)

OR

  1. Register here single session  (8 Feb, Week 1) – Why Revelation isn't just about the end of the world
  2. Register here for single session (15 Feb, Week 2) – Who is Revelation written to? (Chapters 1-3)
  3. Register here for single session (22 Feb, Week 3) – Learning to read the weird bits of the Bible
  4. Register here for single session (8 Mar, Week 4) – What Revelation tells us about God (chapters 4 and 5)
  5. Register here for single session (15 Mar, Week 5) – What Revelation tells us about judgement (Portions of chapters 6-16, 19-20)
  6. Register here for single session (22 Mar,Week 6) – How the church has read Revelation throughout history
  7. Register here for single session (26 Apr,Week 7) – What Revelation tells us about Satan (Rev 12)
  8. Register here for single session (3 May, Week 8) – What Revelation tells us about the church (Revelation 7 and others)
  9. Register here for single session (10 May, Week 9) – What Revelation tells us about suffering as a Christian (Rev 17-18)
  10. Register here for single session (24 May, Week 10) – What Revelation tells us about the Old Testament
  11. Register here for single session (31 May, Week 11) – What Revelation tells us about creation (Rev 21-22)
  12. Register here for  single session (7 Jun, Week 12) – How to be an apocalyptic disciple

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