From its inception Sabbath School has focused on four emphases that are still prominent to this day: fellowship development, community outreach, Bible study, and foreign mission. A solid balance of these elements characterizes the most vital Sabbath Schools around the world.
Based on these four emphases, from its beginning in 1853, Sabbath School membership has exploded from a handful of believers in upstate New York to an estimated 14 million today.
“Sabbath School is one of the most important parts of Sabbath. It gives us the opportunity for fellowship, mission understanding, outreach and one of the greatest parts, Bible study and discussion. What a privilege to be able to study our Bible and the Adult Bible Study Guide in a small group setting and make the wonderful biblical instructions practical for our spiritual experience the next week. No one should miss Sabbath School!”—Ted N C Wilson, president, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
We offer the following types of classes from which to choose from. So, come and find one that you can contribute to and receive a blessing.
Each Sabbath morning starting at 9:30 AM, the Old Westbury SDA Church has Childrens' Sabbath schools for each age group. We welcome children to an hour of active learning geared to their stage of faith development. These classes provide faith-shaping experiences for newborns through adolescents.
Craddle Roll/Beginners: Birth - 2 years old (Fellowship Hall Downstairs)
Kindergarten: 3 - 5 years old (Fellowship Hall Downstairs)
Primary: 6 - 9 years old (Felloship Hall Downstairs)
Juniors/Earlittens 10 - 12 years old (Fellowship Hall Downstairs)
Youth: 13 - 19 years old (Mother's Room)
YOUNG ADULT CLASS
InVerse Manuscripts Lesson - Pastor's Office
Three classes in the sanctuary
Beginners, Kindergarten and Primary: To learn more about GraceLink, the Christ-centered, Bible-based, child-friendly Sabbath school curriculum produced by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, click here.
Juniors: Junior PowerPoints is the Sabbath School Bible Study Guide designed for Juniors and Earliteens in the Sabbath School department at the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This Bible study curriculum is based on a four-year cycle. Each year the lessons draw on Bible stories in chronological order from Genesis to Revelation. The lessons are designed for Juniors and Earliteens to incorporate in their daily Bible study. The lessons provide the basis for learning and discussion in the Junior/Earliteen Sabbath School class. Each lesson is based on a Bible story or scriptural passage, and each one includes questions for discussion and supporting texts that highlight Bible principles, helping the young learners draw lessons for application.
Earliteens: Real-Time Faith is the Sabbath School Bible Study Guide designed for Earliteens and created by the Sabbath School department at the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The lessons are designed for Earliteens to incorporate in their daily Bible study. The lessons provide the basis for learning and discussion in the Earliteen Sabbath School class.
Youth: Cornerstone Connections is the Sabbath School Bible Study Guide developed for high school teens in the Sabbath School department at the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is based on a four-year “through-the-Bible” study curriculum. The lessons are intended for teens to use in their daily Bible study and to provide the basis for learning and discussion in youth Sabbath School. Each lesson is based on a Bible story or scriptural passage and provides questions for deeper study, discussion, and supportive texts that highlight Bible principles, helping the young learners draw lessons for application.
Young Adults: The inVerse Bible study guide curriculum has been developed for those who yearn for a more profound Bible study experience. It will dare you to engage Scripture more deeply and more broadly, ultimately enriching the ability to share your growing experience with others. Everything from the content to the format has been designed to enhance your spiritual journey if you will accept the challenge of engaging this Bible study. Click Here
Adult Lessons in many differnet languages and resources Click here