Branch Sabbath School

An evangelistic type of service for the benefit of non-Seventh-day Adventists conducted generally as a branch of an established Sabbath school. According to the specifications of the North American Sabbath School Secretaries’ Council, 1963, such meetings should be approved by the Sabbath school council, or the assistant superintendent for branch Sabbath schools of a parent school, or by the conference Sabbath school secretary in the case of a school conducted by isolated members; should preferably be conducted on Saturday; and should follow the general pattern of a regular Sabbath school, with any necessary program adaptations during the early development of the school. A similar school conducted on days other than Saturday is called a branch Bible school. The idea of sharing the Sabbath...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.