KENYATTA UNIVERSITY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
SABBATH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
MOTT: OUR WORKS SHOWS THE FAITH
VISION: TO MAKE KUSDA A CENTER OF GOD’S STANDARD.
MISSION: TO MAKE KUSDA MEMBERS BIBLE BASED CHRISTIANS FOCUSED ON CHRIST COMMISSION AND MISSION.
The Sabbath School Department is composed of Sabbath School council and the Executive;
The Sabbath School Council is made of;
5.One PM member
7.Children ministry coordinator
8. Music council member
9.Division of Sabbath School leader.
1.Francis Odeny- Superintendent
2.Bonface Morwabe-First Assistant
3.Dr Onsongo Francis- Second Assistant
4.Wambui Gachui – Secretary
SABBATH SCHOOL OBJECTIVES
1. Create permanent classes for good coordination and order within the church
2.Ensure that majority of KUSDA members have lessons for each quarter to promote liveliness in the
3.Promote team work within the department and also with other departments.
4. Encouraging more to join facilitation especially the first years (MILLERITES).
5. Encourage KUSDA members to be Bible based Christians so to prepare each and every member of the church for the great commission in Math28:18-20, Rev14:6-10.
6. Promote Harmony on Biblical doctrines and enhance unity among members through lessons
1.To achieve stipulated KUSDA Mission i.e to prepare faithful, committed, sacrificial army of Christ’s disciples, who knowing the times like the sons of Issachar are ready for second coming of Christ and are actively involved in preparing others for the impending and imminent return of Jesus in glory.
2. To make the church members to be aware of the importance of Lesson. According to the statistics, the ratio of a person having a lesson to a certain number is 1:50.(because I believe them to be instrumentalities of God for the education of our youth in the truths of the Bible. CSW 10.1)
3.To make KUSDARIAN Bible based Christians i.e“The Sabbath school is an important branch of the missionary work, not only because it gives to young and old a knowledge of God’s word, but because it awakens in them a love for its sacred truths, and a desire to study them for themselves; above all, it teaches them to regulate their lives by its holy teachings. – Testimonies on Sabbath-School Work , 109, 110 CSW 10.4”
4. To encourage more members in joining Sabbath School activities i.e“Sabbath school work, that needs to be diligently cultivated, and that is to inspire our youth to give themselves wholly to the Lord, to be used by Him in His cause. CSW 11.1”
5. To facilitate training of members to be zealous workers in God’s vineyard who are always wining souls to God’s kingdom i.e” There should be zealous, faithful workers in our Sabbath schools, who will watch and discern upon whom the Spirit of God is moving, and cooperate with the angels of God in winning souls for Christ. There are sacred responsibilities entrusted to Sabbath school workers, and the Sabbath school should be the place where, through a living connection with God, men and women, youth and children, may be so fitted up that they shall be a strength and blessing to the church. They should help the church upward and onward, as far as it lies in their ability, going from strength to greater strength. – CSW 11.1″
6.To promote transformation in the lives of KUSDA members both morally and spiritually i.e “Education and moral and religious training of our youth can be done by well-organized, properly conducted Sabbath schools activities if time and attention should be given .CSW 10.3
ROLES OF THE EXECUTIVE MEMBERS
BRO FRANCIS ODENY.
TEL NUMBER 0799422352
His duties are;
(a)Serve the church as the administrator of all divisions of the Sabbath
(b)Study and follow the counsel and the guidelines found in Counsels on
Sabbath School Work by Ellen G.White and the Sabbath School Handbook;
(c)Care for needs of the department including recommendations dealing with
the office and lesson teachers’ vacancies.
(d)Receive from division leaders all agenda items pertaining to the
operations and the finances of the Sabbath school and present them to
the Sabbath school council;
(e)Oversee the implementation of the decision of the Sabbath school council;
(f)Chair the lesson teachers’ meeting and the formation of the Sabbath
FIRST ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
His roles are;
Performance of duties and functions of the office;
(b)Promote Sabbath school evangelism and world missions;
(c)Coordinate weekly missions’ emphasis and plans.
(d)In liaison with the relevant departments foster and coordinate the evangelistic
THE SECOND ASSISTANT TO SUPERINTENDENT
(a)Care for membership by checking Sabbath school records with the church
Membership records and then making and implementing plans to increase
The Sabbath school attendance and membership. Such plans are to
Encourage individuals and class outreach to contact non-attending and new
(b)Deputize the Sabbath school superintendent;
SIS WAMBUI GACHUHI
Her roles are;
(a)Be the secretary of the Sabbath school and in this regard be responsible for
The compilation and safeguarding Sabbath school report;
(b)Compile a complete and accurate quarterly and monthly report for Sabbath
(c)Shall keep records and reports of Sabbath school;
(d)Distribute supplies to the teachers and gather class records and offerings
From each division/class;
(e)Preserve a receipt from the church treasurer for all Sabbath school offering and activities in the communities;
SABBATH SCHOOL FACILITATORS
The Sabbath School council chooses and the church board approves Sabbath School
teachers.They should have an aptitude for teaching and be willing to study ways to
Improve their teaching abilities. They should be diligent in preparation, regular and
Punctual in attendance and examples in the daily study of the Sabbath School Bible
The council should make special effort to select teachers for children and youth who
Have an interest in those age levels and ability to meet their needs. Everyone involved in
Work with the children’s divisions must meet Church and legal standards and
requirements, such as background checks or certification.
SABBATH SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
SABBATH SCHOOL PROGRAMS ON SABBATH
8:00–8:50am– Harmonization on Wednesday, Thursday and Summary of Lesson inside church
8:30–8:55am- Sabbath school program for mission emphasis.
9:00–10:00am– Lesson discussion in various classes.
WEEK’S DAY ACTIVITY
6:50–8:00pm-Lesson harmonization inside the Church.
COUNSEL TO SABBATH SCHOOL
Ponder upon this wonderful words to help you know the importance of SABBATH SCHOOL and its activities in church growth.
The home should be made a school of instruction, rather than a place of monotonous drudgery. The evenings should be cherished a precious seasons, to be devoted to the instruction of the children in the way of righteousness. But how many children are sadly neglected! They are not educated in the home, that they may comprehend the truth of God, and are not trained to love justice and to do judgement. They should be patiently instructed, that they may understand the laws that govern them, and that they may know the springs of their actions. They are to be brought into harmony with the laws of heaven, to cherish the truth as it is in Jesus. In this way they may be fitted to join the society of the angels, and to stand in the presence of the adorable Redeemer.There may be implanted in every human soul hopes and aspirations that will be of a right character, and youth may see beauty in the way of holiness. In every case it may be necessary to employ decided measures in dealing with the young, that they may be trained, cultivated, and perfected for the highest usefulness in life. How few appreciate the value of the talents that God has bestowed upon them! How few parents and educators realize the fact that there can be a full development of mind and heart only by having a living connection with the Source of all wisdom, power, and holiness! Truth is infinite, and he whose mind is enlightened and led by the Spirit of God, will go from strength to strength, finding his path growing brighter and brighter unto the perfect day.Earthward or Heavenward CSW 49. But while we are capable of advancing in knowledge and truth, let us not lose sight of the fact that we can go backward as well as forward. We may go earthward as well as heavenward. There are many souls who are balancing between the heavenward and the hell-ward course. There are influences, subtle and deceiving, drawing souls away from God and heavenly things. It is necessary that every one should be looked after from his earliest years to youth and maturity. Especially should those who know the danger of evil, and who know the love and interest that God feels for every soul, make it their business to watch for souls as they that must give an account.Parents should command their households after them, as did Abraham, to keep the way of the Lord. If this is not done, Satan will gladly undertake the work of the parent, and train the child as it pleases him; and, oh, how much this work is left to him! Let parents do their duty to those who are dependent upon them, and fashion their characters after the divine Pattern. Let parents, with living faith and entire reliance upon God, do the part assigned them, and God will do His part, and thousands of children who are now without God and without hope in the world, will be added to the church.Burdened for the Youth’s Conversion CSW 50. When conversion of the youth shall be the great burden upon the hearts of the parents and teachers, efforts will constantly be made to discipline the character, to direct the tastes and desires in the heavenly channel. Every soul is capable of being built up in solid virtues. Each soul may reach heights, depths, and breadths of knowledge in spiritual things, and be fitted for the higher life. When parents take the first steps, making their own habits and practices in eating, dressing, and living, as simple and natural as possible, with an eye single to the glory of God, there will be order in the home, and the children will not be neglected; but time will be devoted to their instruction and development.The children should be surrounded by the best of influences and associations. Parents who undertake this work in the fear and love of God, will guard every word, that they may hear nothing that would pain them when their own conversation is repeated by the children. They will seek to supply the weakness, ignorance, and deficiency in their children by high moral instruction, that they may grow up strong in purity, with well-established habits that tend to health and happiness. With such an education they will gather up that kind of knowledge that will perfect the character in symmetry and strength.Neglect Fraught With Danger CSW 51. If the youth are left to pick up an education, they will find that every facility will be furnished. From a variety of sources the knowledge of evil will be brought to the mind, and, perhaps, in afterlife it can never be wholly effaced. When parents neglect their duty in laying the foundation of character for their children, bringing the very best principles as timbers for their character building, this neglect will be supplied by the enemy of God and man, and the youth will be indifferent to virtue and truth. The home should be made the most pleasant place in the world. What is the outward and the artificial compared with the true and the natural? The Lord has given to the children faculties that need the most careful training from both parents and teachers.Those to whom God has committed the responsibility of disciplining the youth should be in a condition to cooperate with Him in developing the precious gifts of mind and heart, that they may gain that kind of knowledge that will give increasing strength, and will be an acquisition that can be carried into the future, immortal life….A Work of the Highest Importance CSW 52. To mould and fashion the character of children and youth is a work of the very highest importance, and in this work it is essential to present Christ in His matchless love to the mind, that His counter and stronger charms may eclipse the attractions of the world. The youth must not merely see a theory, however logical, but the loving character and glory of Christ. They must be led to behold the riches of the eternal world, until they are encouraged, animated, and won. The love of Jesus must be the motive of all effort. It impels, its constrains, it captivates. – Testimonies on Sabbath-School Work , 101-105 CSW 48.2 – CSW 52.2
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