Sabbath School Ministries

In 1853, only a few years after the first group of Sabbath-keeping Adventists was formed in Washington, New Hampshire, James White organized the first regular Sabbath School in Rochester, New York. In 1852, estimating an informal membership of about 1,000 in the state of New York, White had written a series of 19 lessons appearing in the new Youth’s Instructor.

Objectives

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 around the world.

Based on these four emphases, from its beginning in 1853, Sabbath School membership has exploded from a handful of believers in upstate New York to an estimated 14 million today.

“Sabbath School is one of the most important parts of Sabbath. It gives us the opportunity for fellowship, mission understanding, outreach and one of the greatest parts, Bible study and discussion. What a privilege to be able to study our Bible and the Adult Bible Study Guide in a small group setting and make the wonderful biblical instructions practical for our spiritual experience the next week. No one should miss Sabbath School!”—Ted N C Wilson, president, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Time & Location

You may join in and get in contact here, to our special moments of Christian Education on Saturdays 9:30am - 10:30am. We offer simultaneous sessions for adults, youth and children.

Common Questions

What to expect

The SS class is also called an “Action Unit (AU)” wherein it is not only an interaction with each other about the Word of God but a place where fellowship, prayer, testimonies and mission projects are developed. Each AU determines their fellowship and mission projects. The principal objective of the Action Unit is fellowship. Our Church becomes more welcoming and more loving.

We want to foster an inclusive, accepting, trusting atmosphere where God is the center of relationships; support principle based worship, where bible study and prayer guide our way and find our answers; and encourage every member and visitor to be a testimony of God’s love and His grace.

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