- PDF of Official Teacher’s Quarterly Choose “Teacher’s Edition” just below the middle of the page.
- 2020 Q3: Making Friends for God: The Joy of Sharing His Mission (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.
- Other Resources below
The title for the quarter’s lesson pamphlet immediately brings to mind Hymn 499 – What A Friend We Have in Jesus. This weeks’ study title gives encouragement to us to open our Bibles and share the Word – Hymn 272 – Give Me the Bible, Hymn 286 – Wonderful Words of Life and then I Will Sing Of Jesus’ Love – … Continue reading –>
Symbols of God’s Word. The Bible is loaded with symbols, some of them enticing and good, others puzzling and even confusing. What symbols do we find pointing to the Word of God as we study to draw men and women to Jesus? Jeremiah uses the fire and hammer as symbols of God’s Word. How do these harsh symbols attract us to … Continue reading –>
Key Thought: When we share the Word of God, our primary goal is not to prove that we are right and the other person is wrong; it is to reveal Jesus in each facet of the truth we share. August 15, 2020 1. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 1:1-3; Psalm 33:6-9. Ask class members to share a thought on what … Continue reading –>
[Moderator’s note: These videos are produced some months in advance and were made before the COVID-19 social distancing measures were mandated. For a video on the issue click on this link:] Hope SS Social Distancing You can view an in-depth discussion of “Unlimited Possibilities” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. Click on the image to … Continue reading –>
This Video is prepared by the South Pacific Division Discipleship team. As you watch this week’s Sabbath school video, reflect on your own experiences in witnessing to others, praying with others, and ministering to the needs of others? How have these experiences impacted your own faith and walk with the Lord?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.