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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, July 2020  Dr Alan Thompson, SMBC New Testament lecturer, is presenting a series on biblical theology entitled: Exploring and navigating the big river that flows through Scripture and leads to Jesus. 

Please note: This program is being delivered in our off-campus online mode using Vimeo ( for Principal's Hour), and the Zoom platform for the lectures. You will need access to the internet to participate. We do ask that you register and pay (see below) before 2.00pm on the Tuesday before each session. ( This method of delivery will also take place in the first half of next year. We are hoping to offer an on-campus and off-campus delivery mode of lectures in the second half of 2021.)


22 July: Biblical Theology: Introduction, Definitions, Structures
29 July: Creation and Fall
5 August: Covenant
19 August: Exodus and Tabernacle
26 August: Law
2 September: Sacrifice
16 September: Kingship
23 September: The Prophetic Hope
14 October: The Kingdom of God/'Now and Not Yet'
21 October: The Kingdom of God/'New Heavens and New Earth'
28 October: Other Themes in Biblical Theology
4 November: Other Themes in Biblical Theology


9.30am  Principal's Hour (main chapel service) via Vimeo
10.40am  Break
10.50am: 'Zoom' Host  for lecture open 
11.05am  Lecture: Using Zoom platform
11.50am  Break
12.00pm  Lecture continues
12.30pm FInish


Semester 2, 2020

  • Per session: $20.00 per household (Please note: A household consists of up to two people)
  • Per Series (12 sessions): $150 per household (Please note: A household consists of up to two people)

Register here for 21 October single session

Register here for 28 October single session

Register here for 4 November single session

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

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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
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