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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 1, 2021 we're bringing you a New Testament series - Short Letters from the Inner Ring: Peter, James and John. 

Please note: During COVID 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. We are hoping to offer an on-campus and off-campus delivery mode of lectures in the second half of 2021, but this is yet to be confirmed.)

In semester 2, 2021, we're pleased to be bringing you  Life Matters for Christians. Each week a different topic will be brought to you by our seasoned SMBC lecturers.

  • Applying the Bible in a life-transforming way  with  Derek Brotherson
  • Sex, gender and transgender:  What the Bible says  with Rob Smith
  • Mentoring: Getting alongside the next generation  with Jenny Salt
  • Christian forgiveness  with Pierre Thielemans
  • How we got our modern Bibles  with Alan Mugridge
  • Has anyone died, been to heaven, and returned?  With Alan Thompson
  • If God is sovereign, does prayer make a difference?  With Mark Adams
  • My local church and God’s global mission  with Tim Silberman
  • Richard Baxter:  Turning our eyes towards heaven with Rachel Ciano
  • Discipleship:  What, why, who and how?  With Matt Vander Heiden 
  • Communicating the gospel with people from other cultures  with Jonathan James
  • Christian lament with Kit Barker

On and off-campus details to come !


9.30am: Principal's Hour (main chapel service) via Vimeo
10.40am: Break
10.50am: 'Zoom' Host  Open for Lecture
11.05am: Lecture Using Zoom Platform
11.50am: Break (approximate time)
12.00pm: Lecture continues
12.30pm: Lecture concludes



  • Per session, for one person: $30.00
  • Per session for household - two people: $40.00
  • All 12 sessions for one person: $200.00
  • All 12 sessions for household: $354

Topics, dates and registration

To register for single sessions, click on the  date and topic of your choice below: 

26 May:  The Difference between Truth and Error (1 John 2:18-4:6)

2 June: Living in Love and by Faith (1 John 4:7-5:21)

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

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Sydney Missionary and Bible College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology
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