The Sabbath school, the primary religious education program of the Church, has four purposes:
- Study of the Scripture
- Community outreach, and
- World mission emphasis
“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.” – CSW 10, 11.
“The Sabbath school, if rightly conducted, is one of God’s great instrumentalities to bring souls to a knowledge of the truth.” — CSW 115.