Adult Teacher Resources


How Shall We Wait – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

People Waiting

Key Thought: The gospel calls us to demonstrate God’s love for the world in practical ways. Lesson 13 – September 24, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read James 2:14-17. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. In what ways are faith and works … [Click to read more …]

How Shall We Wait? Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Woman talking to an apparently destitute man, eating.

Memory Text: Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.—Romans 12:11-13 NIV. [Lesson 13, September 24, 2016] Were you impressed when you read the summary of Christian witnessing in northern California on … [Click to read more …]

13th Sabbath Offering for the Inter-European Division
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At the beginning of a new quarter, it’s time to plan for our 13th Sabbath offering which will go to the Inter-European Division. In this post you will find some patterns for making 13th-Sabbath offering boxes for your family or for your whole church. “The Adventist Church is built on mission. Our commission comes from Christ, … [Click to read more …]

Urban Ministry in the End Time – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

An injured man down on the ground gets first aid.

Common–or uncommon–sense? [Lesson 12 for September 17] Advice to God’s people confined to exile: Work for the good of the country where you are taken. “If it prospers, you too will prosper.” Stunning words? or common wisdom? More people live in cities today than in the country or less populated areas. Does that mean we should … [Click to read more …]

Urban Ministry in the End Time – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Jesus over city

Key Thought: Cities have a special place in God’s heart. As we enter the cities, we are called to follow Christ’s method of ministry. Lesson for September 17, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 13:18-23. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]

(For Teacher Aids for previous lessons, see the Teacher Aids Category page.)



  • GoBible.org Weekly teaching outlines posted by Bruce Cameron. (Also found at SabbathSchoolLessons.com
  • Sabbath School Teaching Outlines available from the GC Sabbath School Department. (Click on the correct year and lesson.)
  • Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class Often lively lesson discussion in a small group, composed of persons from various backgrounds, several weeks ahead of the time the lesson is scheduled to be studied in church. You may watch the class online, listen to it and download a PDF handout with a list of discussion questions. Podcast available.
  • Sabbath School App in the iPhone and Android Apps Store includes the Teacher’s Edition. Download the app, click on the app, go to “More” (top right), go to Settings (bottom) and enable Teachers’ Content.

Discussion and Teachers’ Helps

Learn from a professional teacher how to teach to change lives.

Learn from a professional teacher how to teach to change lives.

  • You can learn to teach! Sabbath Schools are not intended to be catechizing classes. And that means that going through the lesson, question by question, and taking answers to the questions is not teaching. If you do not know how to do better than that, you can learn from good teachers. Watching how Derek Morris conducts the Hope Sabbath School (usually visible above) should help give you an idea of how a good class is run.
  • One of the best books on the subject is Howard Hendricks’s Teaching to Change Lives.

Learn how to make the Bible relevant and teach more effectively.

Learn how to make the Bible relevant and teach more effectively.

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