Below is how the Helping Hands curriculum can been adapted to the Sabbath School setting. The curriculum on its own does not include a Bible story in most meeting lessons. Below, Bible story suggestions along with Bible concepts are listed to accompany each lesson. Two things to note:

  1. The meeting lessons are not in order. This is to accommodate for a better flow in telling the Bible Story / Bible concept each Sabbath.
  2. The Bible concept is not only for the children. Remember this is family sabbath school, with parent who also need to be engage. Take time to think about how you would share this concept to help grow those parents, and ultimately those families.


The twenty-two lessons in this series cover the Biblical 28 fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and coincide with the book What We Believe - for Kids by Jerry D. Thomas. This book is designed to help children understand the Biblical and distinct beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and includes teaching tips for how to explain each concept. Get this book here.

The concepts are a repeat of the Builders curriculum couched in mostly different themes. The goal is to go over these beliefs multiple times as repetition increases impression. In covering these topics at this age group, this could potentially  double as preparation for baptism.



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Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

Hebrews 12:1-4


1) Meeting 2: God’s Message to Me

  • The Bible, the Word of God (1)

2) Meeting 5: God’s Power in m Life

  • God in Three Person (2) / God the Father (3) / Jesus (4) / The Holy Spirit (5)

3) Meeting 18: Basket Making*

*The art of basket weaving takes creativity, wisdom, foresight, planning, and care. An intelligent designer is needed. A study of nature points to an intelligent God who deeply cares for His creation.

  • Creation (6)

4) Meeting 4: I am special

  • What Humans are Like (7)

5) Meeting 13: Computers*

*Satan’s war tactics include lying and deception. Just like we must be careful with the content we see on our devices, we must also be wise to discern the lies Satan tries to tell the world about Jesus and His character in this great controversy.

  • The War Between Jesus and Satan (8)

6) Meeting 21: Christmas

  • Jesus Lived, Died, and Lives Again (9) / Baptism (15)

7) Meeting 1: God’s Plan to Save Me

  • How God Saves People (10)



Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13

8) Meeting 7: Wise Choices*

*A life with Jesus is a moment by moment choice.

  • Growing with Jesus (11)

9) Meeting 10: I Have a Family

  • God’s Family on Earth (12) / Together in the Family (14)

10) Meeting 6: Honeybees*

*Jesus’ followers before His second coming work together like bees in a hive to tell the world of His love.

  • The Last One’s Left (13)

11) Meeting 8: Hygiene*

* We can be clean outside our bodies and inside with Jesus in our lives. Jesus washed His disciples feet to give them an example of serving others.

  • Jesus’ Last Supper (16)

12) Meeting 17: Sign Language

  • Special Gifts to Work for God (17)

13) Meeting 19: Weather*

*Predicting the weather is challenging and often inaccurate. But, The information God gives His prophets to share and reliable and trustworthy.

  • A Messenger for God (18)

14) Meeting 9: Geology*

*God’s wrote His law with His own finger on tablets of stone, the Sabbath is art the heart of His law.

  • God’s Law (19) / Sabbath: Earth’s Birthday Party (20)



And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Revelation 21:1-7

15) Meeting 3: Caring for My World

  • Taking Care of God’s Things (21)

16) Meeting 14: I’m a caring friend

  • Just Like Jesus (22)

17) Meeting 11: Family Members Care for Each Other

  • Home and Family (23)

18) Meeting 16: Carpentry*

*On earth, Jesus worked as a carpenter. Now, He has a special job in the Heavenly Sanctuary where He is working for our salvation.

  • Jesus’ Special Work in Heaven (24)

19) Meeting 22: Bike Rodeo*

*Jesus second coming with be an amazing and glorious event with all the host of Heaven accompanying Him.

  • Jesus is Coming Back (25)

20) Meeting 15: Activities from around the World*

*Every culture around the world has ceremonies to celebrate or bury their dead. The Bible teaches us what really happens when we die and how the righteous will be restored.

  • What Happens When People Die (26)

21) Meeting 20: Hiking*

*You can learn a lot when going on a long hike and the end of the journey is always worth it. So also will the millennium and the end of sin be.

  • The Thousand Years and the End of Sin (27)

22) Meeting 12: Habitats*

*Jesus will recreate the world, free from sin, the perfect habitat for saved humanity.

  • A Brand-New Earth (28)