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 and  you'll join in with SMBC students. The series starts on 18 July, 2018 with Rev Rob Smith, SMBC lecturer teaching Ethics and Contemporary Issues. For those of you who like to plan ahead, the 2019 program commences on Wednesday 6 February 2019 with Dr Peter Lau, (SMBC graduate and visiting Old Testament lecturer). Peter will be taking us on a journey through the books of Ruth (six weeks) and Esther (six weeks).   

To register for the 2018 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

2018 DATES:

18 Jul (Intro to Christian Ethics); 25 Jul (Using the Bible in Ethics);
1 Aug (The Bible's Mutual Love Ethic);15 Aug  (Old Testament Ethical Teaching); 22 Aug (New Testament Ethical Teaching);
5 Sep (Human Sexuality and Marriage);12 Sep (Divorce and Remarriage); 26 Sep (Transgenderism and Homosexuality);
17 Oct (Slavery/War); 24 Oct  (Church and State /Liberty); 31 Oct ( Abortion/Euthanasia);
7 Nov (Cross-Cultural Ethics/ The Environment).

2019 DATES:

6 Feb; 13 Feb; 20 Feb; 27 Feb; 13 Mar; 20 Mar; 27 Mar; 3 Apr; 1 May; 15 May; 29 May;5 Jun


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

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


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

Register here for 5 September, 2018

Register here for 12 September, 2018

Register here for 26 September, 2018

Register here for 17 October, 2018

Register here for 24 October, 2018

Register here for 31 October, 2018

Register here for 7 November, 2018

Alternatively, you can:

Download the 2018 enrolment form here

Download the 2018 brochure here

Download the 2019 brochure

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