Associates Program

Welcome to the SMBC Associates Program especially for the over 50s (semi-retired or retired).

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.

The Semester 1 program commenced on Wednesday 6 February with Dr Peter Lau, (SMBC graduate and visiting Old Testament lecturer). Peter is taking us on a journey through the books of Ruth (six weeks) and Esther (six weeks).

From 24 July to 6 November 2019, our Semester 2 program on  'Difficult Questions for Christians'  will be from a variety of  SMBC lecturers. Full details below.

To register for the sessions, scroll down and select dates that best suit you.  Alternatively, contact us for assistance on 02 9747 4780 or email.


  • 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!


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

2019 DATES:

Remaining semester one dates:  15 May; 29 May; 5 Jun.  (Register below)

Semester 2 dates: 24 Jul; 31Jul; 7 Aug; 21 Aug; 28 Aug; 4 Sep; 18 Sep; 25 Sep; 16 Oct; 23 Oct; 30 Oct; 6 Nov. (Register below)


Per session: $20.00 individual / $30.00 for two  (Full semester-12 Sessions: $190 individual or $285.00 for two)

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


Parking and campus map


**Please register  before 2.00pm on the Tuesday before  your selected date due  to lecture room sizes, handout notes being prepared and catering**

Register here for  29 May, 2019

Register here for 5 June, 2019


**Please register  before 2.00pm on the Tuesday before  your selected date due  to lecture room sizes, handout notes being prepared and catering**

Register here for all 12 sessions - 24 July to 6  November, 2019

Register here for 24 July,2019 - Who really is in charge? How does God's sovereignty fit with our responsibility?

Register here for 31 July, 2019 - Why doesn't the Bible condemn slavery?

Register here for 7 August, 2019 - How does Christian contentment fit in with life, singleness and marriage?

Register here for 21 August, 2019 - What difference does God as Trinity make to our Christian lives?

Register here for 28 August, 2019 - How did Christians justify the Crusades?

Register here for 4 September, 2019 - What should we do with the Old Testament law?

Register here for 18 September, 2019 - Is hell real? What about God's love?

Register here for 25 September, 2019 - How can I talk about Jesus with my Roman Catholic friends?

Register here for 16 October, 2019 - Angels: what does the Bible say? Are they important for us now?

 Register here for 23 October - How do we evangelise to the post-modern people around us?

Register here for 30 October, 2019 - Song of Songs: For mature adults only?

Register here for 6 November, 2019 - Heaven: what is it? where is it, who will I recognise, and what will I do there?

Alternatively, you can:

Download the Semester 1 2019 enrolment form

Download the Semester 2 2019 enrolment form

Download the 2019 brochure

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