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Sabbath School Ministries

Sabbath school is the "Ministry of Education" at Atholton. We seek to meet the spiritual growth needs of our members, by emphasizing fellowship, outreach, Bible study, and mission providing a rich spiritual environment in a practical, everyday setting. There is something for everyone - birth through 100+.


Sabbath Schools for Children and Youth

Children and Youth Divisions meet in rooms accesses by the hallway below the sanctuary beginning at 9:30 am and concluding by 10:40 am.Read More

Beginners (Cradle Roll) - (Ages 0 - 4th birthday)

An interactive program revolving around a theme focusing on God's love and care for me. The program includes songs, activities, finger plays, poems and Bible stories. A Bible lesson which changes monthly is also taught and children are encouraged to memorize a memory verse. Parents are encouraged to attend with their child. Click here for the Bible Study Guide

Kindergarten - (Age 4 - through completion of school Kindergarten)

A multifaceted program using the GraceLinks curriculum which focuses on God's love and care as well as how He wants me to work for Him. There are four dynamics included each quarter -

  1. Grace - Jesus loves me
  2. Community - we love each other
  3. Worship - I love you
  4. Service - we love you

The children enjoy singing, praying, doing crafts and learning about Jesus as they experience these different components of Sabbath School. At this level children are encouraged to come to Sabbath School on their own, however parents are welcome to attend if their child needs extra support. Click here for the Bible Study Guide

Primary - (Grade 1 through 3)

The Primary class shares God's word in a way that comes to life and will lead our children to come to know, love and serve Jesus Christ. Through exciting songs, heartfelt prayer time, great Bible stories of faith and interesting activities our children learn about Jesus in a fun and interactive way. Students are encouraged to come prepared to study their lesson and to know their memory verse. They are rewarded for their work and participation. As Jesus came to serve, the Primary class strives to give our children opportunities to serve in our church and the community. They are also taught about the importance of world missions. The Primary class encourages our children to passionately pursue God, to develop a personal relationship with Him, so that He will delight in using them to accomplish His plans. Click here for the Bible Study Guide

Junior - (Grade 4 through 6)

The GraceLinks PowerPoints Sabbath School Bible study guides are used for a dynamic Bible study experience. Nearly all the lessons are based on a Bible story taught from the perspective of the theme for the day -- the PowerPoint. Each week they use discussion time, small groups, and games to facilitate the learning and application of the PowerPoint. An integral part of the program is singing and prayer time, as well as hearing stories from Adventist Missions around the world. Click here for the Bible Study Guide

Earliteen - (Grade 7 through 8)

Earliteens learn and discuss the Real-Time Faith curriculum, which is based on God’s kingdom of grace, being a recruited agent (steward, citizen) of that kingdom, and the battle between it and the kingdom of evil. Being in God’s kingdom requires action—being doers and not just listeners (James 1:22) of how to live as God’s agents on this earth.

The first lesson of each quarter of the two-year cycle is a different portion of the Sermon on the Mount which is “at once Christ’s inaugural address as King of the kingdom of grace and also the constitution of the kingdom” (Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 5, p. 322).

After the first lesson of each quarter each of the other twelve lessons (or sets of lessons) is about a different challenge, right, or privilege in the “real-time” of being an agent of God’s kingdom. Our goal is to guide young people to be fully engaged Christians and to make decisions now that will have life-long positive impact. Click here for the Bible Study Guide.

Youth - (Grade 9 - 12)

The purpose of the youth class is to invite our youth to commit to a personal relationship and lasting experience with Jesus Christ. The youth class has four priorities: an effective Bible study that is personal, practical and meaningful; development of a dynamic prayer life; providing impactful community outreach and service projects; and engaging in the work of the Gospel through missions. The class provides fun programs, activities and events that allow students to express their faith through their own words and actions; to encourage them to use their individual talents in programs and ministries that interest them; and to nurture and strengthen their spiritual faith through volunteer opportunities in the community. Click here for the Bible Study Guide

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Adult

First and Fifth Sabbath of each month 9:30 -10:00 am all meet in sanctuary 10:00 am - 10:40 am meet in classesSecond, Third, Fourth Sabbath …Read More

First and Fifth Sabbath of each month

9:30 -10:00 am all meet in sanctuary

10:00 am - 10:40 am meet in classes


Second, Third, Fourth Sabbath

9:30 - 10:40 am meet in classes


G.I.F.T. (Growing in Faith Together)

Through fellowship and discussion of the quarterly lesson this class will seek for... encourage to.... and learn to... live by faith. 

Lead Facilitator is Tom Edwards
Class meets in the AAA 7 th grade classroom located in the upstairs hallway first door on right.

The Bible Speaks

The study of God’s Word can provide spiritual nourishment daily will be the main focus of this class as the quarterly lesson is discussed. Together we will.... a) Search the Word (Acts 17:11) b) Share the Word (John 5:39) c) Live by His Word (2 Samuel 22:24).

Lead Facilitator is John Adu.
Class meets in the AAA 8 th grade classroom located in the upstairs hallway second door on right.

Spanish Class

Lesson study and in-depth lively discussion of the quarterly lesson is presented entirely in Spanish.

Lead Facilitator is Nestor Mogollón
Class meets in the AAA ESL room located in upstairs ‘old school’ hallway.

Reason for Faith

Have you ever been challenged on your faith? "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect..." 1 Peter 3:15. Witnessing is not just about certain beliefs, but needs to start from wherever the people are! In this class we will talk about today's questions. What about relativism? Is there a God? What is evil? These questions are being pushed in the world, and we are commanded to be ready to give an answer to people who ask! Not just a tract or a statement, but a real, flesh and blood conversation, with reasons for our beliefs.

Lead Facilitator is David Fournier
Class meets in AAA 6th grade classroom (downstairs 4 th door on right)

Practical Christian Living for Millennials

Few things draw us closer to Christ then applying our faith daily. This class will help you discover your "why" as you develop a stronger relationship with Jesus. Designed for Millennials looking for a purpose. Please join us as we make connections and provide an opportunity to develop practical, everyday applications to your Christian walk. 

Lead facilitator is Cliff Wright.
Class meets in the AAA 5th grade Classroom (downstairs 3rd door on right)

In Step With Jesus 1

This six month study will assist new members as they begin their daily walk with Jesus. The first three months you will study “The Journey Begins”. It will help you understand how Jesus can be and is your Master, Teacher, Friend and Brother and what impact this can have on your daily life. “The Power of Love”, the second three month study, focuses on our need to return home to our heavenly Father - and the Father’s loving reaction to our return.

Lead Facilitator is Rae Tunney
Class meets in AAA 4th grade classroom (downstairs 2 nd door on right)

In Step With Jesus 2

This six month study is started after “In Step With Jesus 1" has been completed. The first three month study entitled “The Power of the Word” provides a comprehensive overview of God’s involvement in the history of humanity and an authoritative guide for our individual lives by reading and studying His Word, the Bible. The last three months “The Power of Mission” focuses on us as today’s disciples of Jesus and how we should consider to build our lives around His Commission and Commandment. The examples of how those first disciples, in the power of the Holy Spirit, carried out the instructions of Jesus is the main topic.

Lead Facilitator is Don Lowe
Class meets in AAA 3rd grade classroom (downstairs 1 st door on right)

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