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

 

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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

  

February 18 – Faithful Disciples 
Alternate Title – Faithful Followers

Bible Lesson: Acts 9:36-43 (KJV) Key verse: James 9:40 KJV - "But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:The disciple Tabitha was a person who was well-known for doing good and helping the poor (Acts 9:36). When she died, they sent for Peter; one of the most prominent apostles of Christ, who was in Lydda at that time, only 12 miles away. This was after Peter had performed a miracle on a man in Lydda, who had been paralyzed and bedridden for eight years. Through Peter, this man was healed by the Lord (Acts 9:34). The Scripture does not explain why they sent for Peter. It could be they thought he might be able to bring her back to life, or perhaps they just wanted a prominent Christian leader to be present at her burial to honor her. We also do not know how the two men travelled to Lydda who were sent to get Peter. If they rode donkeys, it would take much less time than if they walked.When Peter entered the room where the body was, he prayed to the Lord, and afterwards said, "Tabitha, get up." (Acts 9:40). She came back to life, not because of Peter's power, but because of the power of God working through him ... because of his faith.The friends of Tabitha, no doubt, cared a great deal for her because of the Christian life she had lived. What we do while living will determine, in large part, how we are thought of after death. How we treat others will contribute greatly to how they treat us, especially in a time of need.Faith is the key element in this lesson. The Lord has infinite and incalculable power and control over all things. It is our faith in Him which can result in miracles ... not faith in ourselves. Peter did not resurrect Tabitha ... God did. But it was Peter's faith in God which made it possible as a result of his prayers.

 



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A Celebration of Black Excellence Sunday, Feb 18 @ 5:00 PM
20Feb
Grief Support Group Tuesday, Feb 20 @ 7:00 PM
25Feb
Hypertension Sunday Sunday, Feb 25 @ 9:00 AM
01Mar
BASS Church Workers Convention Thursday, Mar 1 @ 4:30 PM
 
 

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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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Pittsburg, CA 94565
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