What is the purpose of Sunday School?
Sunday School is a time set aside to study God’s word. It is a time of fellowship, building relationships and spiritual growth that happens through Bible Study and enrichment activities (testimonials, video clips, various scriptures, and examples). These things demonstrate God’s grace, God’s mercy, God’s protection, God’s guidance, and God’s presence. As a person learns more of God’s word, he or she will face temptations differently…with increased hope, lasting peace and satisfaction. Many times in Sunday School class there are bonds made between the people in that group. These bonds lead members to pray for each other, be genuinely concerned about each other, to have gathering together, and to reach out to others together. It is a fact that topics covered and the togetherness experienced will leave lasting memories and impact your life in ways that you did not know was possible. If a person desires to learn more about God’s unfailing love or the promises that God has made to those who believe, then Sunday School is the place for you.
What are some scriptures that support Sunday School?
Proverbs 27:17 (NASB) Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
Hebrews 10:24-25 (HCSB) And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works, not staying away from our ⌊worship⌋ meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Romans 15:4 (NKJV) For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.
Sunday School helps us to apply these scriptures:
Joshua 1:8 (NKJV) This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NKJV) “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
Colossians 3:16 (NKJV) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Psalm 119:105 (NKJV) Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
Sunday School helps us to understand these scriptures:
1 Timothy 3:16 (NKJV)
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.
1 Corinthians 2:7,9-11 (NKJV) But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,… But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
Luke 8:10 (NKJV) And He said, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that ‘Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand.’
Matthew 13:10-17 (NKJV) And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” 11He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12 For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. 13Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. 14And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive; 15 For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.’ 16“But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; 17 for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
Matthew 22:37-40 (NKJV) Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
1 John 5:2-5 (NKJV) By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
Is Sunday School for me?
Sunday School is for all ages, from children to adults. There is no age limit on Sunday School attendees because everyone can grow spiritually, be encouraged and be a blessings to others.
What time is Sunday School?
Sunday School Classes gather together every Sunday morning at 9:45 AM or 10:00 AM EST depending on the class.
Why should I attend Sunday School?
A few reasons to attend Sunday School is to grow spiritually, to learn more about God’s word and to develop a closer relationship with God.
Why are there different Sunday School Classes?
A Sunday School class is a close-knit group that prays for one another, encourages one another and is concerned about one another. Each Sunday School class is taught differently; some are lecture based, some are discussion based and others are blended based. There are different types of people in each class, different personalities and different levels of spiritual maturity. We naturally gravitate to certain types of people; therefore, if one group does not fit your needs, another group will.
What are class sizes?
Class sizes range from 8 to 30 people depending on the group; therefore, the class can be as personal as you want it.
Are there different age groups?
There are several different age groups in our Sunday School Classes: Nursery, Pre-school, Children, Youth, Young Adult, Adults, and Senior Adults. Typically, Young Adults range from 18 to 29; Adult Classes range from 30 to 55; and Senior Adults are 55 and older. This is just a general description, all attendees are encouraged find a place where he or she fits in and any age person is welcome in any class or group. Also, Senior Adults have various activities throughout the week that link in with their Senior Activities.
Does Sunday School mean that I’m in school?
No, it is just a name that most people are familiar with. Some other churches may call the class Small Groups, Connect Groups or Adult Fellowships. There are no grades, papers or assignments to turn in.
What goes on in a Sunday School Class?
In all of our classes there is a time of prayer and a time of Bible Study. Some classes will have more discussion time than others depending on the topic. Attendees can ask questions about God’s word. Also, many classes have periodic gatherings, fellowships and outreach activities that go on outside of church.
Sunday School will impact your life and teach you about: