The Sabbath School program is the discipleship heart of the local church. It “should be one of the greatest instrumentalities, and the most effectual, in bringing souls to Christ” (Counsels on Sabbath School Work, p.10). Through its program of religious education, it provides spiritual growth through Bible study, small-group fellowship, outreach in service and witness, and engagement in world mission. Its aim is to win and train people of all ages as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Support of the Sabbath School includes faithful attendance. A Sabbath School class in which members are taught Adventist beliefs, heritage, and lifestyle is the church’s primary program to nurture members. It reinforces new believers in the church and strengthens fellowship in established members. Branch Sabbath Schools are part of the church growth program. The children and youth divisions nurture the next generation of the church. supplies are available for all age groups of the church family.
The General Conference Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department provides a complete Christ-centered, Bible-based religious education curriculum for all ages. These Bible study guides are available in multiple languages in print, online, or as part of phone/ tablet apps. A wide array of support resources are also available for Sabbath School teachers, superintendents, and secretaries.