The Bridge is held over two semesters at SMBC's Roberts-Dale Campus in Sydney’s inner western suburb of Croydon Park.
It runs from February to June, and then from July to November with the mission trip to South East Asia between the two semesters in the middle of the year.
The Bridge runs from Wednesday to Friday each week plus the occasional weekend activity. Each week The Bridge is filled with a rich variety of lectures and activities. Some things are the same each week - we'll meet together to hear great preaching from God's word, we'll study the Bible in our Old Testament and New Testament lectures, and we'll spend time in prayer and personal reflection. Time is regularly given to deepening our understanding of mission, through classes, discussions and hearing from visiting missionaries.
Some things are different each week - we'll engage in a variety of activities that will help us broaden our understanding of the world and our place in it. This will often take us off campus to develop new skills, interact with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and join in a range of other ministries around Sydney.
Here's an overview of what a typical week at The Bridge looks like...
|Old Testament Lecture||New Testament Lecture||Chapel + Reflection|
|Global Mission Exposure / Activity|
|Morning Tea||Morning Tea||Morning Tea|
|Old Testament Lecture||New Testament Lecture||Global Mission Exposure / Activity|
|Principal's Hour||Mission Lecture|
|Skills||Mission Lecture||Global Mission Exposure / Activity|
|Fellowship / Prayer|