The Evangelistic Value of Sabbath School
Adult Bible study (or Sabbath School) classes have four areas of emphasis: faith, fellowship, community and world mission.
“We need to look at the period between 9:30 and 10:45 am (the time for Sabbath School) as an opportunity to make a difference,” says Don Schneider, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. “The Lord makes a difference when we pray seriously for souls. Pray for the people who come to your Sabbath School class. Pray for the people who come and those you want to come. Ask God for direction.”
Sabbath School leaders are also employing more community outreach programs, building up leaders, and applying small group ministry concepts to connect participants and help shape a sense of community.
The following Web sites offer general Sabbath School information, programming helps, investment offering guidelines, and materials and supplies:
MSSS Crafts and Resources for Bible Stories (good for children's ministry)
GC Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department
Adult Bible Study Guide
Sabbath School Network
Sabbath School Leadership
For more information, contact Bruce Koch at (253) 681-6008.