The Sabbath school, the primary religious education program of the Church, has four purposes: study of the Scripture, fellowship, 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.
Local Church Officers and Organization/Sabbath School. Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual. Edition Revised. Comp. General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. 18th ed. N.p.: Review and Herald Pub Assoc, 2005. 94. Print.