Sabbath School
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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.

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. Former General Conference President Jan Paulsen has said that Sabbath School is like breakfast. For more than 150 years it has provided the spiritual nourishment that is needed to meet the challenges that arise during the rest of the week.
 

SSPM Tool Time @Atlanta 2010

160 Years of Sabbath School

Adult Bible Study Guide: Scope and Sequence

Cool Tools for Sabbath School

Counsels on Sabbath School Work

In Step With Jesus

Official Sabbath School Mission Resources

Quarterly Bible Study Resources

Sabbath School Handbook and Leaflets

Sabbath School Heritage

Sabbath School University

Sharing Scripture

Special Sabbaths

Special Training Courses for Sabbath School Teachers

What Do You Think of Sabbath School? (a survey)

“In Step With Jesus,” a Sabbath School Bible study guide for new members