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 2022, we're pleased to be bringing you an Old Testament lecture series working through the 12 Minor Prophets in their biblical order, from Hosea to Malachi. These twelve Old Testament books are often not well known or studied, but were often quoted by the New Testament writers. They bring some challenging and confronting messages to God’s people in every age.

The series this semester will be taught by several SMBC lecturers and two recent SMBC graduates now doing postgraduate study.


Please note:

  1. Under the current government guidelines, we have on-campus lecture room space for 18 people and so this on-campus option is only available to people who book in for all 12 sessions.
  2. When registering for all 12 sessions, please choose ONE mode of attendance and remain in that mode each week.
  3. We're sorry but lectures are unable to be recorded.


9.30am: Principal's Hour (main chapel service) via Vimeo for online attenders
10.40am: Break
11.05am: Lecture starts Using Zoom platform for online attenders
11.50am: Break (approximate time)
12.00pm: Lecture continues
12.30pm: Lecture concludes (approximately - as some lectures may occasionally go overtime)


  • All 12 sessions per person (face-to-face): $269.00
  • All 12 sessions for one person (online): $207.00
  • All 12 sessions for household (online): $367.00
  • Per session, for one person (online only available): $31.00
  • Per session for household - two people (online only available): $42.00


Remaining individual sessions this semester:

11/05/2022  Zephaniah with Rev Dr Rod Thompson ONLINE

18/05/2022  Haggai with Alexandra Prentice ONLINE

01/06/2022  Zechariah with Alexandra Prentice ONLINE

08/06/2022  Malachi with Alexandra Prentice ONLINE

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

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