WHAT IS BRANCH SABBATH
A 60-75 minute program, like Sabbath School, that you start
in the neighborhood.
of a branch Sabbath school is easiest when two couples jointly
share the leadership. Other volunteers are more likely to assist
if they feel drawn into the support group that these couple
form. Dont overlook earliteens as a pool from which to
recruit; give them responsibility. The energy they generate
will be well worth the extra training you may need to give them.
Non-member adults and teens may also help. Give them lots of
support to help them experience success in their responsibilities.
Many people have joined the church who stayed because they were
asked to help.
Keep a branch Sabbath
School going as long as people are coming. A successful branch
Sabbath school transitions people to join a regular Sabbath
School. You need to decide at the outset:
If you have
many volunteers and you try to make this fun for everyone, volunteers
will stay longer.
It is important to know
how to lead children into a commitment to Jesus. The little
book, Coming to Jesus, Growing
in Him is designed to help you lead children to
a commitment in 4-5 easy steps.