- PDF of Official Teacher’s Quarterly Choose “Teacher’s Edition” just below the middle of the page.
- Oneness in Christ Lesson and Reference Index (The “References” or “Helps” include the Ellen White quotations as well as the Bible texts for each lesson.)
- Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About Rather than lecturing, Sabbath School teachers need to guide the discussion by giving class members something to talk about. Read the comments too. Good guide lines to follow.
- Teacher Resources for Teaching About Stewardship
- Other Resources below
We are to make know our request “Lead on, O King Eternal”, Hymn 619 “When Conflicts Arise”. This hymn introduces our lesson study this week. We are told to “Give Me The Bible”, Hymn 272, to resolve tensions (Sabbath afternoon). This will give a resting place for our faith in Hymn 523, “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place”. On Sunday, … Continue reading –>
When Conflicts Arise. Aren’t you glad you belong to a Christian church that never has to confront conflict? Ah, so. You don’t belong to such a church? Look at this quote from the Bible passage chosen as a theme for this week: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for … Continue reading –>
Key Thought: The early church was threatened by internal conflicts, but the church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit was able to resolve these conflicts. November 17, 2018 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 6:1-6. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. What were the steps taken by the … Continue reading –>
Key Thought: Metaphors of the New Testament church illustrate the nature of dependence upon God and the relationships that God’s people are called to have with each other. November 10, 2018 1. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 2:19-22. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. What do the image of … Continue reading –>
One body, many members. In His holiness, does Christ have many qualities? How do you know that? Will we ever fully understand the complicated but loving Christ? Try explaining how the Holy Spirit is like the wind. Hard to do unless you look first at John 3:8 where you’ll find an elegant word picture of the Holy Spirit. How should we … Continue reading –>
- 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.
- 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.
- After reading and learning from Howard Hendricks’s Teaching to Change Lives, take a look at one or two of the other books mentioned here.
- The book Creative Bible Teaching also focuses on good teaching methods, but this one is specifically aimed at those teaching from the Bible.
- Also check out the Sabbath School Teacher Training Courses Online – training for teachers of various age groups.
- Bruce Wilkerson was a student of Dr Hendricks and includes a lot of anecdotes in his book, The Seven Laws of the Learner.
- You can subscribe to Weekly Teachers’ Helps (the same posts as you see on this page above) via email by subscribing to the blog RSS feed: Choose the “Teachers’ Aids Only” towards the bottom of the page
- Contemporary Comments Weekly commentary by email is often tied to a current American or world event. These may be used as an introduction to the current week’s study.