Units (Subjects)

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2018 Semester 1 Wednesday Evening Unit

This series of 10 lectures is for all Christians who want to apply biblical wisdom as they confront life's complex issues.

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Foundational Christian Beliefs (TH305/505)

2018 Semester 2 Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre

"Everyone is a theologian...they just don't know it!" If that's so, then the real question is whether you're doing good or bad theology. Theology absolutely matters. That's because what lies at the heart of life, love and the universe is the reality of the Triune God and his plan to create, redeem and perfect the world he has made for his glory...

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New Testament Greek (LA004B)

2018 Semester 2 Monday Evening Unit

In this unit you are introduced to and given experience in reading the language in which the New Testament was written. This prepares you to read straightforward parts of the Greek New Testament for yourself, be equipped for consulting New Testament commentaries based on the Greek text and reading books which discuss or refer to Greek words and expressions...

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Leading and Developing a Music Ministry (PC218)

2018 Semester 2 Monday Evening Unit

**SPECIAL REDUCED AUDIT RATE ON THIS UNIT**

Most local churches find music ministry beset with challenges – perhaps because of competing musical tastes or different views of the place and importance of singing in the congregation, or maybe just because of a lack of musical and technical resources and equipment.  Whatever the particular set of challenges facing your church, this unit aims to help you to gain the necessary biblical understanding, godly attitudes, practical insights, musical and ministerial skills for helping lead and develop effective music ministry in a local church context...

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Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (LA001)

2018 Semester 2 Monday Evening Unit

A fast introduction to the fundamentals of the Hebrew language. The ultimate aim of the unit is to give students access to extra tools with which to mine the riches of the Old Testament.

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Old Testament Prophets and Writings (OT202/302)

2018 Semester 2 Tuesday Evening Unit

**SPECIAL REDUCED AUDIT RATE ON THIS UNIT**
'Get Wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.’
 (Proverbs 4:7). Would you like to grow in your understanding of the Old Testament’s wisdom and prophecy books? Would you like to deepen your knowledge of God, as well as be equipped with tools for doing your own study and teaching of some of the least read books of the Bible?...

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Local Church and Global Mission (SMM42/62)

2018 Semester 2 Wednesday Evening Unit

God has a global mission. The gospel is for people of every nation, tribe and tongue. We all affirm it but how should it impact our lives and our churches here? Should we just focus on our own neighbourhood and let others work out the rest? What does it look like to faithfully serve God’s global mission at home? What is our role locally and further afield?...

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Doctrine of God, Person and Work of Christ (TH210)

2018 Semester 2 Wednesday Evening Unit

**SPECIAL REDUCED AUDIT RATE ON THIS UNIT**
Theology affects all of life. It is intensely practical. It answers the meaning of life questions such as, “Who am I? What is my purpose? How can I live well?” by stepping back to see the centrality of God himself to our lives and universe. As Augustine said, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.”...

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Old Testament Prophets and Writings (OT502)

2018 Semester 2 Thursday Evening Unit

'Get Wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.’ (Proverbs 4:7). Would you like to grow in your understanding of the Old Testament’s wisdom and prophecy books? Would you like to deepen your knowledge of God, as well as be equipped with tools for doing your own study and teaching of some of the least read books of the Bible?...

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Children’s Ministry Skills (DM222)

2018 Semester 2 Thursday Evening Unit

**SPECIAL REDUCED AUDIT RATE ON THIS UNIT**
This is a unit of learning and practical skills related to the planning and conduct of effective children’s ministry. Areas of study include: skills and techniques for communicating with children; pastoral care of children and families; children and worship; children’s ministry teams; training children for ministry; group management of children; duty of care requirements...

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Ethics and Contemporary Issues (PE211i)

2018 January Intensive Unit 1

What does it mean to live a life worthy of the gospel? How can we discern what is ‘right’ and ‘good’ – and how should we seek to apply that understanding in our post-Christian world?

The aim of this unit is to apply the Bible to develop a coherent theological framework for how we should think and act, live and love, do and desire as disciples of Christ – by the power of his Spirit and in accord with the will of God. Our approach will be biblical, systematic and practical...

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Doctrines of Grace and Eschatology (TH403i/603i)

Pre/co-requisite: 8cps of OT/NT core foundational units + 4cps of CH/TH

2018 January Intensive Unit 2

There is no more important question in life than, “What must I do to be saved?” The doctrines of grace are concerned with God’s plan of salvation from election through to glorification, through which He brings about his eternal purposes for his creation, and in particular, for those he has chosen by grace to be His people. They also describe how the finished work of Jesus Christ is applied by the regenerating and sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit to the believer, who by virtue of their union with Christ, is justified, adopted and perfected to share in his glory...

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Jesus and the Gospels (NT301i/501i)

2018 April Intensive Unit 1

Being a Christian involves ‘following’ the Lord Jesus, not around Galilee and Judea, but in the course of our daily lives. The four Gospels provide four different records of what Jesus said and did. They are the foundation for knowing and understanding what he has done for us, as well as what he said about God and his will. If we really want to ‘follow’ Jesus, if we really want to be salt and light in our world, then the Gospels need to be our regular reading matter...

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Introduction to Preaching (PC447i/647i)

2018 April Intensive Unit 2

There are not many more important responsibilities in the life of the church than the task of preaching God's word. Whether it is speaking to children, youth, at evangelistic outreaches, or to a Sunday congregation, communicating God's timeless truth in the Bible with accuracy, pastoral warmth, and relevance is a challenging task that requires diligence, prayer, and hard work. But where do you start? What is the process of moving from the ancient text to the modern world?...

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The Psalter (English) (OT426i/626i)

Prerequisite: OT302/502

2018 July Intensive Unit 

We live in beautiful but broken world, a world full of blessing and loss. In every circumstance, we are called to trust in a God who is sovereign and good, a God who has promised to save and protect his people. How do we respond when our prayers to God go unanswered? How do we live faithfully before God in times of blessing and in times of loss?...

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Early New Testament Church (NT302i/502i)

2018 October Intensive Unit 

The church is far from perfect; whether we have in mind the early church or the church today. How did the church get started? What issues did those first Christians struggle with? How did God use his people to spread the light of the gospel from its beginnings in Judea and Jerusalem to the heart of the Roman Empire?...

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Being Human in God’s World: Old Testament Theology of Humanity (OT789i)

2018 March Postgraduate Unit

What does it mean to be “Human” according to the Old Testament? There are fundamental questions to be addressed, such as the meaning of the “image of God,” humanity’s relationship to God, its own inter-relationships, and its relation to the created order...

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Reformation and Revival (CH789i)

2018 May Postgraduate Unit

Today, in an era where there is little reflection on those who have gone before us, we do well to learn from the successes and failures of the past. Knowledge of Christian history provides many great lessons not to be forgotten, yields important insights for Christian faith and practice, and gives us much encouragement as we see afresh God’s sovereignty over his church...

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Christian Mentoring (PC720i)

2018 July Postgraduate Unit 1

We live in an era when Christian leadership is intensely challenging. It is more important than ever for leaders to find competent support for effective ministry and personal development. Christian Mentoring is an intentional 1 to 1 ministry that helps good leaders flourish as thoughtful and secure Christian disciples in the midst of the challenges of ministry and life...

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The Apostle Peter: His Life and Letters for Ministry Today (NT789i)

2018 July Postgraduate Unit 2

Christians seem to love Peter. He makes mistakes like the rest of us! Yet no one doubts the sincerity of his love for Jesus. He actually says what others are thinking, and does what others refrain from doing. This makes him an excellent foil for Jesus in the Gospels; we learn much about Jesus because Peter is the way he is...

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Disability, Theology and Religion (DM703i/IN789i)

2018 August Postgraduate Unit

The human experience of disability keeps turning up on the pages of the Bible and raises questions about the core concerns of theology. What are God’s purposes? What does it mean to be human? How do faith and cognition connect? Who belongs at my church? What answers are on offer in Christianity and other systems of belief?...

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Study Tour of Israel and Jordan (NT745)

2018 September/October Postgraduate Unit

We are excited to be offering SMBC’s third Study Tour of Israel and Jordan. Join us as we visit some of the key archaeological sites connected with important events recorded in the Bible – and that relate to the life and ministry of Jesus...

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