2020 Vision: Behold I Make All Things New

Sabbath School
Summary
God has been good to us all in the previous year, as such we give him thanks and praise through our recommitment to Him. We ask God's blessings for the new year
Program Aim
A recommitment ceremony to God, the church and to the mission for every church officer/ leader, church member and willing visitor to move forward with clarity
Scripture References
Revelation 21:1-5
Theme Song(s)
#01 Praise to the Lord
Program Audience
Preparations and resources

Choose a department head to present on their plans for the upcoming year. Ask Pastor, First Elder and Prayer Coordinator to offer prayers Ask officers of the sabbath school council and other officers of the church to be present for prayer

A NEW SONG:


Praise and Worship: 
Praise Leader: God has been good he has granted us life to see another year let us lift our voices and give thanks and rejoice in him.
*This praise and worship should be powerful and in thanksgiving to the Lord for his goodness and keeping the congregation to see another year.*


Superintendents Opening Remarks:
Romans 13:11 says for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. This text gives me the feeling of celebration as we step into this New Year because each New Year brings with it the promise that our salvation is nearer than when we first began. And that Jesus is one year closer to returning for his chosen people. I plan to be among that number, do you plan to be there?
It is with great jubilation I say Happy New Year everyone. Turn to the person next to you and wish them God’s richest blessing for the upcoming year.
I know God is going to do mighty things in the life of everyone seated here today. I know God is going to do mighty things for his church in this upcoming year. I pray this year we feel the latter rain and that it sets our souls on fire to carry the gospel even more urgent than ever before.
May this year bring with it good health, peace of mind and the blessings of amazing people around you?
God said behold I make all things new. And for this New Year, I pray the Lord grants all of us a new song, a new way and a new perspective.

 

Welcome:


A New Way:

Scripture Reading:

Revelation 21:1-5

Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.  I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.  And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.  ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”


Prayer:
Prayer of thanksgiving, Ask God to be with the plans everyone made for the upcoming year.

Mission Story:
Interview of someone who had a testimony worthy experience in 2019 and looking forward to the New Year.

Secretary’s Report:

 

Main Feature:
 

Superintendent: 
Today I would like to ask all the members chosen to be part of the Sabbath School council to come to the front of the church as we commit to God and the congregation to do our very best to forward the work of Christ and his church.
*Presentation of Superintendents, Secretaries and other members of the Sabbath School Council  chosen to serve for the upcoming year.*


Part 2: 2020 Vision
Ask a fitting leader to present their plans/vision (for 5 minutes) to the church for the upcoming year. Choose one of the following leaders to make the presentation:
•    Head Superintendent (Preferably) 
•    Pastor
•    First Elder 
•    Personal Ministries Leader

 

Lesson Review:
Ask an experienced teacher to conduct the Sabbath school lesson with the entire adult church as a whole. Encourage Participation.

Sabbath School Continued: A New Perspective:

Superintendent: 
At this time we would like to invite all persons who have accepted the call to serve the church for the upcoming year to come forward for a prayer of commitment done by our ……………………….

Commitment Prayer: (Three separate prayers; Ask the Pastor, First Elder and Prayer Coordinator to conduct this exercise)
Pray for:
•    All church officers that they may commit God and to their positions 
•    The commitment of the members of the church to hold on to Christ and to evangelise the world
•    Altar call for visitors wishing to commit to God for the upcoming year.

Closing Remarks Superintendent: 
Vote of thanks.
We the Sabbath school council look forward to serving the church for the upcoming year.
Sabbath School is now adjourned until next Sabbath.

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