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  • Emotional discernment is a critical skill that every sabbath programs leader should possess—being able to determine the emotions of your congregation, especially after significant events such as death, new milestones, accomplishments, etc. This discernment is crucial with regards to program planning.

    Leaders must gauge the emotional temperature of the church. In cases of grief, your…

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  • Over the years, many of the traditions in sabbath school programs have seemingly cemented themselves as unchangeable facts. However, many of these supposed facts are actually myths and knowing this can open up creative avenues for planning your next program. Today we will look at five of those myths about sabbath school programs. 

     

    It…

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  • Hi Brother and Sisters,

    This pandemic will change many things about church operations going forward. Leaders may be bombarded with uncertainty about how to navigate these waters and how to plan programs that fit the church's growing needs. Note well that knowledge and preparation are some of the keys to…

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    By this time, some countries have begun lifting the COVID-19 restrictions.

    Although there is talk about the possibility of a second or third wave, churches should carefully and prayerfully soldier on with preparations for the eventual return of members and find ways to navigate the new normal.

     

    Nothing catches God unaware, and He allowed the church body to…

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  • ponder

    Without keeping you in suspense, here are the top 3 things you never knew.

    • Young people want to help you.
    • People will be punctual for your…
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  • Have you ever purchased a product that was just so good, so extraordinary, so above expectations that it became the topic of all your conversations? Did you call your friends and family to recommend the product? Your phone call could convert a loved one into a lifelong customer of that brand.

     

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  • Thumbsdown on reading

    I want to share my story of why I stopped studying the sabbath school lesson. Having been "born in the church", I was exposed to my quarterly sabbath school…

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  • As leaders within the Seventh Day Adventist church, do you know what we believe in and why our church claims to have the truth? Are you aware that as a church, we have fundamental beliefs?
    How many fundamental beliefs do we have? Are we only Sabbath-keepers? Do you know the answers to all of these questions?

    Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold…

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  • sleepy man

    As program planners for sabbath school or AY. You may at one point or another had someone fall asleep during one of your programs. It may have had nothing to do with the content of the presentation. Perhaps…

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  • The story is told of a lady with a successful cleaning business. She gained many commendations about her exceptional ability to clean. One day someone asked her to share her cleaning secrets. She smiled and said always take care of the light. Her logic was, once the lights are cleaned and shining, the entire building will look even cleaner. "Always take care of the light." 

    The popular…

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  • We have spoken at length about how your church can make online service great for the entire congregation. If implemented correctly, these tips should work well and impact the members of your church. Yet still, online presentations to large groups will not feel natural to a large percentage of people. To them, they feel distant, and just a number on the screen in the viewers count. This feeling…

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  • Many leaders have contacted us requesting suggestions on how to create engaging programs during this time. We have one strategy we want to promote that will take advantage of the fact that you are based on the Internet. 

    Many church programs have migrated to the Internet to ensure everyone has access from their homes. Even with the disadvantage of not…

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  • With no end to the current wave of COVID-19 infections in sight, and rumours of a possible second and third wave. What if there is no more church for another year?

    We have become comfortable with defining the church as the four walls of a building. The place we go to get a "blessing." The place where God dwells. The oasis in the wilderness. What if…

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  • As we fill our requirements for the daily word, let us not forget the children. 

    Deuteronomy 6:6-7 declares "And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down,…

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  • While we are exercising social distancing in the physical sense, we can use technology to maintain our social closeness. 

    Many students look forward to the sabbath school lesson study not only to share their learnings but also to get the unique perspective of many of our sabbath school teachers and classmates. Being away from the church restricts the…

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  • A problem sabbath school teachers encounter all across the world is that members fail to review their lessons for the sabbath school class. Many strategies have been attempted over the years to varying results.

     

    Some teachers have tried giving rewards for students who study and participate. This…

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  • Each sabbath, we come to church, listen to the programs, sit in sabbath school class, then go home. The lessons taught are not revised and reenforced to the hearer, and sometimes, they get lost in the abyss of memory. Here is a method that encourages repetition and remembrance.

    1. Before each lesson study session, set aside 2 minutes …
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  • 13th Sabbath in the Seventh Day Adventist Church is often characterized by the children showing what they have learned in the past quarter through the recital of their memory verses. Rarely are the adults called upon to show evidence that they have benefitted from the sabbath school lessons of the quarter. 

    This 13th Sabbath, after the children, has ended their activities. Carry out…

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  • Global Youth Day is an initiative that recaptures the reality of Adventist youth as a global movement mobilized for service, contributing to the proclamation of the everlasting gospel and ushering in the second coming of Jesus Christ.

     

    Each church is advised to scope out the needs of the community and design an outreach plan…

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    FORGIVENESS

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  • I volunteer to join the AY Legion of Honor, and by the grace and power of God I will:
    HONOR CHRIST in that which I choose to BEHOLD
    HONOR CHRIST in that to which I choose to LISTEN
    HONOR CHRIST in the choice of places to which I GO
    HONOR CHRIST in the choice of ASSOCIATES
    HONOR CHRIST in that which I choose to SPEAK
    HONOR CHRIST in the care I give my…

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  • Boy Saluting for Adventist Youth AY Pledge Motto Law and Song

     

    The Adventist Youth Society is grounded by a set of principles that can be found in our Aim, Motto, Pledge and Song…

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  • We have asked over 800 people across the world to contribute interesting topics for sabbath programs. We have created a list of 115 topics you can use for your next program. These topics can be used as the basis for selecting a theme for your programs as well.

    1. Unequally Yoked
    2. Sex…
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  • Creating interesting Sabbath School and Adventist Youth (AY) Programs can be a difficult task especially if you have to do it multiple times per month. Keeping people’s attention for an hour consistently is a very difficult task regardless of what you're trying to do. Many sabbath programs have defaulted to the monotonous monologue that is sometimes totally…

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  • It is a new year, and church elections have ended. The Lord led the nominating committee to assign you the role of leading Sabbath school or AY in your local church.

    The role of an Adventist Youth leader or Sabbath school superintendent can seem overwhelming. You and your team (if you have one), need to produce 52 programs for the year.

     It is…

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