Jesus invites us to learn of Him.
Sabbath School is a place to journey with Him and with one another.
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“We need a life-giving power, a zealous enthusiasm, a true animation, that our schools may become filled with an atmosphere of true piety and purity…that the superintendent and leaders may… set every agency at work, that the school may become the noblest, most efficient school in the world. This should be the object and ambition of every worker in the school.”
ABOUT SABBATH SCHOOL
Sabbath School is a place for young and old to search the knowledge of God’s words and experience its life giving power. The Bible study in our Sabbath School classes must awaken in each individual a love for its sacred truth, a deep desire to study it and to regulate our lives in obedience to its teachings.
In 1853, only a few years after the first group of Sabbath-keeping Adventists was formed in Washington, New Hampshire, James White organized the first regular Sabbath School in Rochester, New York. From its inception Sabbath School has focused on four emphases that are still prominent to this day:
- fellowship development
- community outreach
- Bible study
- foreign mission.
A solid balance of these elements characterizes the most vital Sabbath Schools around the world.
“Sabbath School is one of the most important parts of Sabbath. It gives us the opportunity for fellowship, mission understanding, outreach and one of the greatest parts, Bible study and discussion. What a privilege to be able to study our Bible and the Adult Bible Study Guide in a small group setting and make the wonderful biblical instructions practical for our spiritual experience the next week. No one should miss Sabbath School!”—Ted N C Wilson, president, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
1. FELLOWSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Your Sabbath School Class is a place of fellowship and relationship building, a support group with a mission to reach out to others in the community. In Sabbath School, spend time in PRAYER for people you would like to reach out to; CARE for each other by discussing and planning on how to support each other’s needs during the week and grow closer together as a family.
2. COMMUNITY OUTREACH
With the people in your Sabbath School group, discuss and plan simple ways to SHARE the love of Jesus with others in need, especially those in the community. Ask questions like:
- Do you know an elderly person or single parent with domestic/maintenance jobs around the house who need help?
- Prepare meals for those in need or going through crisis?
- Mentor/socialise with at risk youth?
- Provide financial assistance for someone in crisis
3. BIBLE STUDY
Sabbath School time is precious opportunity to dwell into the word of God, not only to gain understanding and knowledge but also applying its lesson in practical manner.
In a small group setting, ASK questions that connect spiritual lessons with real life experiences, ANALYSE the passage to gain greater insights in to the context of a Biblical passage, APPLY the lesson in practical application. In this way, Sabbath School will be a life changing experience rather than purely a theoretical or theological discussion.
4. FOREIGN MISSION
There are many people around the world who have not heard about Jesus and His soon return and made a personal decision to follow Him. Sabbath School has been committed to SHARE THE GOOD NEWS around the world and all of the offering collected at Sabbath School supports the global mission of the Adventist church. Your Sabbath School class could also think of a particular mission project somewhere else in the world to either support financially or personally through mission trips.
Sabbath School for Life – discover a new and exciting missional aproach in your Sabbath School classes. This framework expowers existing and new Sabbath School classes to grow together and engage in mission. Sabbath School for Life involves two key elements: Loving God and Loving Others.
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