Sabbath School Ministry

Deuteronomy 5:14

but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do.
In Acts 2:42-47, the Bible gives us a blueprint for the Sabbath School. Verse 42 outlines the goals of the Sabbath School as “teaching and fellowship,” and “breaking bread and prayer.” Verses 43-45 illustrate the strong sense of togetherness, caring and support that must be present in the Sabbath School in order to create a proper atmosphere for learning and growth.
 
Sabbath School Classes every sabbath from 9:30 – 10:45.
  • Class I – Location: front right of sanctuary
  • Class II – Location: back left of sanctuary
  • Class III/Foundations (includes new believers) – Location: Chapel
  • Class IV – Young Adult (19-25) Location: fellowship hall
  • Extended Sabbath School – 2nd Sabbaths after potluck – Location: Chapel

Sabbath School classes are, in many respects, families within the larger church family.  It should be a place where people feel they belong and are cared for; a place where people grow as they study God’s Word together. From its inception, Sabbath School has focused on four emphases that are still prominent to this day: fellowship development, community outreach, Bible study, and foreign mission. A solid balance of these elements characterizes the most vital Sabbath Schools. Specifically, the goals of Sabbath School include: Growing in our knowledge of the Scriptures

  • The Sabbath School study hour is one of the most vital parts of Sabbath worship, “not only because it gives to young and old a knowledge of God’s word, but because it awakens in them a love for its sacred truths, and a desire to study them for themselves; above all, it teaches them to regulate their lives by its holy teachings.” Testimonies on Sabbath School Work, 109-110

Growing in our love for one another

  • The Sabbath School is the primary context in which a deeper level of caring and commitment develops. It should be a place where visitors and new believers can easily get to know others in the church, feel included and experience being part of our church family. This is best accomplished through intentional fellowship. Be purposeful about greeting visitors and involving them in the class.

Growing in Community Outreach

  • The Holy Spirit has granted each member a spiritual gift and that gift should be used to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace, by getting involved in outreach programs to meet the needs of the community.

 Evangelism and World Missions

  • Sabbath School classes offer workable-sized groups for developing personal involvement of members and families in praying, giving, engaging in missions. Class members should be involved in missions as a group and individually.