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

 

September 24 – Spirit-Filled Heart

 

Bible Lesson: Ezekiel 36:22-32 (KJV)

 

Key verse: Ezekiel 36:26 KJV - "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh." 

 

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:

Because the Israelites continued to disobey God and worship idols, He caused them to be defeated and exiled to foreign lands. This was fulfillment of prophecy made by Ezekiel and other prophets which predicted the fall of Israel, Judah, and Jerusalem. Even though they had been warned through prophecy of the dire consequences of their sinfulness, they did not repent and therefore received punishment.

 

However, because of the defeat and exile of the Israelites, God was concerned about the honor of His holy name. Other nations might say He was unable to keep His people safe on His own land (Ezekiel 36:20). He, therefore, decided to bring His people back to their land so other nations could see that He was truly in control of events (Ezekiel 36:22).

 

God stressed the people did not deserve the favor He would show them. But for the sake of His Holy name, they would be allowed to return to their land. By doing this, He would reveal His holiness through them for the other nations to witness. "Then the nations will know that I am the Lord. (Ezekiel 36:23)"

 

If a husband and wife divorce because one or the other did not do as they should, it would be counterproductive to put them back together if attitudes and actions of both remained the same.
God wanted the Israelites to behave better than before, once they were back in the land which He had promised their ancestors. Therefore He promised to clean them of their spiritual filth (Ezekiel 36:25) and give them a more responsive heart. He promised to place His Spirit within their new heart so they will be obedient (Ezekiel 36:27).

 

Likewise, our spirit and attitude must change if we want to be a better Christian. By becoming a more obedient Christian, we will be a better husband, wife, brother, sister, mother, father, and friend because we will be controlled by the Spirit of God. To empower us to be more like the Lord wants us to be, He has indwelled the Holy Spirit in each believer. "We are not fully equipped to live as God desires until we embrace the existence of the Holy Spirit within us, and until we yield to His influence. By doing so, we will be better prepared for the challenges of the world, and to do God's work." 1 . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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