The purpose of the Sabbath School is to make disciples for Christ. Its purpose is evangelistic, not ritualistic. It includes the nurture of spiritual growth of members and prospective members. In no other part of the church's Sabbath morning activities is the ministry of the laity more vital than in the Sabbath School class. In Acts 2:42-47 the Bible gives us a blueprint for the Sabbath School. In the class setting there is an interchange of ideas that is non-threatening; a sharing of faith and Biblical instruction; friendships are made in the circle of fellowship; a sense of community is built up; questions are asked and answered in an informal setting.
The Sabbath School exists not only to minister to its members, but to train those members to minister to others. The Sabbath School is a school of Christian living, not just an event on Sabbath mornings. It can include Bible study groups that meet at other times.
The Sabbath School Department includes the following:
Superintendent and Assistants who are responsible for the ministry of developing leaders and planning and directing Sabbath School-related programs, which include the Spanish (Hispanic) Ministry Adult Sabbath School, Vacation Bible School, and the Sabbath School Picnic.
Upper and Lower Division class teachers/leaders who have the sacred responsibility to prepare and conduct Sabbath School lesson studies, including prayer; and to share their personal experience, as well as knowledge in guiding class members to learn and apply the lessons for continued growth in Christian living
Secretaries who are responsible to order/distribute Sabbath School materials; be accountable to collect offerings, and provide clerical help for program leaders.
Musicians who provide musical support and help to the department.
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