The South Pacific Division has created a new series of video clips to provide insights and generate conversations on the Sabbath School (SS) Bible Study Guides.
The 13 videos are each aligned to a weekly topic from next quarter’s (Q3) lessons, which are centred on the Book of Acts. There are two presenters for each video, including South Pacific Division president Glenn Townend and his wife Pam, husband and wife pastors Roy and Jinha Kim (Melbourne City church, Vic), and pastors Leighton Heise and Brock Goodall (Central Coast, NSW).
This is the second video series of its type, with first quarter’s stewardship series receiving plenty of positive feedback.
“Sabbath School teachers wrote to us and said it gave them some fresh concepts to unpack followed by discussions and interactions,” Discipleship Ministries Team (DMT) stewardship leader Christina Hawkins said.
“In many churches the videos were shown and used as an anchor point before Scripture reading and discussion—at times projected for the whole church to see, while other times shown in the classes themselves on laptops or tablets.”
The videos were posted on a number of social media platforms, including the General Conference’s Facebook page, and received thousands of views from around the world. They were also screened on Adventist Review TV.
“The Book of Acts is the most studied book in Sabbath School in the history of having a Sabbath School pamphlet,” SPD president Glenn Townend said. “Why? I don’t really know but I think it is because, as a Church, we desire to be filled with the Holy Spirit like the early church and be the last day disciple-making movement.