Sunday School

Overview

Important Information

Time: Every Sunday 9:30 – 10:3am

For: School age students & adults

 

Curriculum: Curriculum published by Urban Ministries Inc. is normally used. Appropriate-grades materials are chosen for each class.

 

Materials: Topical

 

Our Mission & Vision

The mission of First Baptist Church Sunday School is to teach and lead people to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ through open bible study groups that engage people in evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, in ministry and worship.  Matthew 28:19-20

 

19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

The Sunday School Ministry’s spiritual based curriculum is structured to reach and, teach  all people, including converts, through relevant teaching methods that will meet the needs of the new age learner. II Timothy 2:15

 

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth

 

Statement to the Staff

As Sunday School Leaders, God has placed you in a role of unique importance in transforming the lives of individuals both inside the church and those that will be touched by the church. Your role is to continually gain new understandings and skills, that will produce a strong, healthy Sunday School that is being lead by the Holy Spirit to develop life-transforming Bible teaching.   Romans 12:2

 

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

Why we teach Children

Adults send messages to children all the time by their behavior.  Sometimes these messages discourage children, demean their worth or diminish their hope. But a Sunday School teachers who arrives week after week to faithfully love and look at, smile and listen to children, sends messages through behavior, too. Those messages say:

 

“You are important to me and to God; I choose to spend time with you.”

“Your opinions and feelings matter to me because who you are matters to God.”

“You are valuable not someday, but now.”  “You are not a problem to me.”

“You are God’s gift. I am glad you are here!”

 

Where else in the world can a disheartened child find such affirmation?  What better way could a lonely child find the welcome, acceptance and love that is in Christ?  This is how God’s Kingdom comes week after week, building life upon life. To become faithful givers of such cheerful loving and patient teaching, we must surrender ourselves to the love of God in Jesus Christ.

 

Only He can empower us to love unselfishly, consistently and genuinely so that what we do sends the message that is truly from His heart. Then our behavior will say that even without monetary compensation, without applause or appreciation, we choose to love them purely because we value them for who they are, because we know Jesus loves them and because we know eternity would not be complete without their shining faces.  John 14:26

 

"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

 

ELEVATOR PITCH

Sunday school provides an intimate setting where the word of God is taught in a way that it’s relevant   to all people. We teach God’s word through the power of the Holy Spirit, so that lives will be transformed into servants and Disciples of Christ.

 

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Class Assignments /Locations/Grade

Drop Offs/Pick Ups

The classrooms are usually opened about 5-10 minutes before class begins. Teachers are requested to be there at that time.  Preschool/Kindergarten, Elementary I and II students  must not be dropped off unless the teacher or assistant is there.    Parents are requested to wait outside the classroom until the students are dismissed.  Parents may speak to the teacher with questions or comments after class.

 

Schedule & Class Assignment Location

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our preschool /Kindergarten class cares for our younger children age 3-5, and meets in the Head Start trailer. 

 

Elementary I

Our Elementary I class is located in the Head Start trailer.

 

Elementary II

Our Elementary II class is located in the Church upstairs.

 

Junior High

Our Junior High class is located in the Church upstairs. 

 

High School

Our High School class is located at the Linda Vista House.

 

Young Disciples

Our Young Disciples class is located at the Linda Vista House.

 

Young Adults

Our Young Adults class is located in the Church balcony.

 

Adult Women Class

Our Women Sunday School class is located in the Church Sanctuary.

 

Adult Men Class

Our Men Sunday school class is located at the Linda Vista House.

 

Christian Growth Class

Our Christian Growth class is a coed- adult class is located in the Church choir loft.

 

Lessons for the Week

  

November 26 – Remembering the Covenant 
Alternate Title – What Jesus Did for Us

 

Bible Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 (KJV)

 

Key verse: 1 Corinthians 11:25 KJV - "After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me." 

 

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:


 The Lord's Supper (or Communion) is a sacred ceremony we observe, to proclaim that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. It is a sacred ceremony in which we should only participate if we know and believe it's significance (1 Corinthians 11:27). It is routinely given in Christian churches, but we should not ever take it lightly, for doing so diminishes its holy value. The ceremony requires we eat bread and drink wine, commemorating the night Jesus and the disciples did the same on the eve of His crucifixion.

 

We receive it under the same proclamation Jesus made the night before He died on the cross. He proclaimed that the bread signified His body, which was sacrificed for us (1 Corinthians 11:24). The wine signified the new covenant between God and his people, confirmed by the blood of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross (1 Corinthians 11:25).

 

When we receive Communion, we are not only proclaiming the new covenant, because of His death and resurrection, we are also confirming our faith in His future return (1 Corinthians 11:26). We are remembering what Jesus did for us, and how we can claim salvation through His sacrifice. We are celebrating the love He has for us, as His own words proclaims: "No one has greater love than this: that he lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13).


The Bible lesson link (at the beginning of the lesson) is for the King James Version. You may also wish to read the New Living Translation of 1 Corinthians 11:23-34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



24Nov
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY (OFFICE CLOSED) Thursday, Nov 23 @ 8:00 AM
25Nov
Praise Dance Rehearsal Saturday, Nov 25 @ 11:00 AM
25Nov
Musicians' Rehearsal Saturday, Nov 25 @ 4:00 PM
25Nov
Praise Team Rehearsal Saturday, Nov 25 @ 5:00 PM
26Nov
Morning Worship Sunday, Nov 26 @ 8:00 AM
 
 

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Sunday Morning
8am & 11am: Worship Service
9:30am: Sunday School

Wednesday Evening
7:00pm: Mid Week Bible Study
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