Sabbath School was the backbone of the early Adventist church. As a people of the Book at study, we matured as a people of faith. Today, unfortunately, a vibrant Sabbath School experience is missing from many of our local churches due primarily to two factors.
Secondly, Sabbath Schools flounder because the members of local churches (and perhaps the church at large) have forgotten the four purposes of Sabbath School. It has been said that “without vision the people perish.” Nowhere is this as evident as it is in the empty pews during Sabbath School each week.
A healthy Sabbath School has four intentional purposes. In strengthening the understanding and integration of these four purposes of Sabbath School, your church will be blessed with health and growth.
Purpose 2: Fellowship
Purpose 3: Local Outreach
Purpose 4: World Mission