About Curtis Hall

Curtis Hall is the Founder of Sabbath School Coaching, an international training and consulting ministry based in Atlanta, GA, that specializes in working with conferences and individual churches to increase Sabbath School value through developing their department leaders and teachers. As a church consultant and dynamic, entertaining trainer, Curtis delivers numerous training workshops each year throughout our denomination.

How Do You Spell S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
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Man leaping on stairs.

Everyone wants to succeed. Some do – some don’t. Teachers may define success by the numbers of attendees, or by getting through the entire lesson, or by avoiding any glaring blunders. The definitions of success vary from teacher to teacher. All of us should spend some time reflecting on how well we did or didn’t … [Click to read more …]

Why the Church Needs Sabbath School
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Black man holding Bible in front of church.

There are many reasons why the church needs Sabbath School. Our foundation as a denomination is an outgrowth of serious Bible study. It led to an appreciation of the Heavenly Sanctuary, an understanding of the still-binding Moral law, including the seventh-day Sabbath. It led to a proper understanding of the state of the dead and … [Click to read more …]

Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About
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Face looking sad with mouth zipped up.

Every week, in Sabbath school classes across the world, someone will be talking. It’s estimated that the normal pace for English speaking averages between 120 to 160 words per minute. That translates to 5400 – 7200 words for the typical 45 minute Sabbath school class. How many of those words are being spoken by you, … [Click to read more …]

Out of the Whirlwind – Hit the Mark
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A dark storm is surrounded a single tree, but beams of light are coming down and shining upon it.

“Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,” Job 38:1 This one verse from our lesson Out of the Whirlwind is so full of instruction that time will not allow for anything beyond that. The story of Job and his unexplained suffering is one we can all relate to on some level. While we may not … [Click to read more …]

Intimations of Hope – Hit the Mark
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U.S. Corpsmen carry a wounded Marine on a stretcher to an evacuation boat on the beach at Iwo Jima while other Marines huddle in a foxhole during the invasion of the Japanese Volcano Island stronghold in this file photo of Feb. 25, 1945.

Running and crawling through waves of artillery, mortar, grenade and rifle fire, a young man risked his life to save his wounded comrades. Not just one time, but scores of times. Putting his own safety aside, he made his way through hellacious gunfire and mortar shelling to rescue the dying. He was a man on … [Click to read more …]

Retributive Punishment – Hit the Mark
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A young man loses his grip on a high cliff and falls.

We often don’t know what we are talking about because our opinions are built around incomplete knowledge of the facts. This week’s lesson on Retributive Punishment serves as a prime example. Although they expressed themselves with care and genuine concern, the friends of Job did not know what they were talking about. Their summation of the … [Click to read more …]

The Curse Causeless? – Hit the Mark
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A woman uses an umbrella to protect from negative thoughts.

Words matter. That’s the takeaway I received for this week’s lesson on The Curse Causeless. This week our attention is on the words of Job’s friend Eliphaz. He was one of the three, who in their concern and respect for Job, came to see him after his life was turned upside down. I imagine it … [Click to read more …]

Curse the Day – Hit the Mark
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Mother helping children to safety at flooding house

“42,773” That’s the number of people who commit suicide each year in the United States where suicide is the 10th leading cause of death [1]. Depression, which has many causes, may not lead to suicide but it wears down the life forces of many. It is the leading cause of disability in the US among … [Click to read more …]

The Great Controversy – Hit the Mark
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A man walking down a dark road.

If the story of Job is a microcosm of The Great Controversy anticipated, we, the church, are in serious trouble. Please allow my generalities for the sake of discussion. May it be true that you are an exception to the following. As a church we talk often about the Great Controversy scenario of the end-time – … [Click to read more …]

The Bait & Switch Church? – Hit the Mark
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It is called the bait and switch. That’s when one thing is advertised, usually at a great price, with the intention of substituting either something more costly or of less value. This tactic has been used for everything from automobiles to grocery store bargains. The goal is to get people in the door who otherwise … [Click to read more …]