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

 

August 11 – A Mother-Daughter Covenant

Alternate Title – A Mother-Daughter Promise

 

Bible Lesson: Ruth 1:6-11, 14-18 (KJV) 


Key verses:
 Ruth 1:16 (KJV) - "And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: "

 

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture: Elimelech, his wife Naomi, and their two sons were Israelites from the tribe of Judah. In an attempt to escape a famine in their area, they sojourned (to move temporarily) to the pagan country of Moab (Ruth 1:1 KJV). But Elimelech soon died, leaving Naomi and her two sons (Ruth 1:3) alone.

 

After they had lived there about 10 years, her two sons married Moab women giving Naomi two daughters-in-law—Ruth and Orpah (Ruth 1:4). Unfortunately, both sons also died, leaving Naomi, Ruth, and Orpah alone (Ruth 1:5).

 

When Naomi heard things had gotten better in her home country Judah, she decided to go back there. She and her two daughters-in-law had started on the road back to Judah when Naomi encouraged Ruth and Orpah to return to their families in Moab where perhaps they could find new husbands (Ruth 1:9).

 

Even though both Ruth and Orpah tried to convince Naomi otherwise, Ruth was the one who wouldn't take no for an answer and decided to continue on to Judah with her. Even though obviously Ruth loved Naomi greatly, it still took a certain amount of courage to leave Moab, her home country, and go to a foreign area and to an uncertain future.

 

Ruth made a covenant with Naomi that she would go willingly and unconditionally with Naomi and be there for the rest of her life (Ruth 1:17). A covenant is a promise but one which is much stronger, more binding, and given in a solemn and sober manner. Often times, a covenant is open-ended and is given in love as opposed to a legally binding contract. We can say that breaking a promise often times is not a big deal whereas breaking a covenant is definitely a big deal.

 

Obviously, Naomi loved Ruth and would undoubtedly like to have her company on the trip to Judah and also as she resettled in her old home country. But Naomi was willing to give up her personal comfort for the good of Ruth's future. Oftentimes, we can receive the most committed love by also showing commitment and sacrifice to the other.

 

 



24Aug
Movie Time: Overcomer Saturday, Aug 24 @ 1:45 PM
10Sep
GriefShare Grief Support Group Tuesday, Sep 10 @ 7:00 PM
11Sep
Living the Live as a Worshipper Wednesday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
11Sep
Living the Live as a Worshipper Wednesday, Sep 11 @ 7:15 PM
14Sep
Going Beyond Live with Priscilla Shirer Saturday, Sep 14 @ 10:00 AM
 
 

IMPORTANT TIMES
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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