Over one hundred and twenty Sabbath School leaders from the Central Malawi Conference churches are expected to handle sabbath school better after attending a three-day Sabbath School Seminar. The event was organised by the Southern Africa Indian Ocean Division (SID) in conjunction with the Central Malawi Conference at Kawale SDA church from 8th to 10th January, 2021.
SID Director for Sabbath School Pastor Dr. Tony Katsekera the was the main facilitator of the Seminar.
The Pastor advised the participants to be equipped enough with Bible knowledge and to be of good character.
“You have a responsibility to help people grow spiritually, preparing them to meet Jesus through the lessons you teach them. You shape the character of people, therefore, you need to be of good character yourselves," he said. Pastor Katsekera further advised the participants to understand the Bible and ensure that it transforms them before it transforms those they teach.
According to CMC Director of Sabbath School, Pastor Davis Binzi, the Seminar was organised to equip the leaders with appropriate skills for managing Sabbath school activities.
“Sabbath School is the heart of the Church, it is where people get their first lessons of the Bible. We therefore found it important to equip these leaders with skills that will help them plan for the Sabbath school activities, to ensure that the spiritual needs of members are satisfied, new member are nurtured and the church is growing,”6 he said.6
He further said that the seminar oriented the leaders with the new strategic theme of the church, “I will go”, which urges each member of the church to go out to proclaim the gospel.
Particants to the seminar were equipped with knowledge on influence of Sabbath School in a local church, how to conduct a successful Sabbath School, Sabbath School teaching skills, and how to get resources for Sabbath School.
Other facilitators included Pastor6 Levison Kandoje and Pastor Goodwin Nakaole from Malawi Unio6n Conference of the SDA.
By Yunos Kamba