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Sabbath School Promotion

We are happy to have your child attending children’s Sabbath School. It is an important part of their spiritual growth, and we are glad to partner with you in this growth. Many parents ask, “When is a good time to move my child to the next department?” “Do we move when our child has a birthday?”

Cradle Roll - Pre-Kindergarten

Promotions take place two times a year for this age group. One is at the end of the calendar year in December, the other is at the end of the Sabbath School calendar in the end of June. If your child’s birthday is prior to or two months after the promotion date, you should promote them. Children with any other birthdays should stay in the department they are presently in and be promoted in the following graduation..

KIndergarten - Juniors

The "rule of thumb" procedure is for parents to keep their children in the same department for the year so they become part of a consistent nurture group. Promotion is done one time a year on the last Sabbath in June.

This procedure is in place to keep things some what organized and flowing smoothly. Without it, we would have promotions every week, of every month, in several departments, and there would be constant change in each room. We feel it is important for children and parents as well, to establish relationships with a group that they will be with for many years. On the other hand, we are aware that some children are developmentally beyond their chronological age, and we will be glad to speak with you to make appropriate arrangements.

Thank you for keeping this procedure in mind as you make decisions about your child’s spiritual growth. If you have any questions, please feel free to talk to your department leader and/or Pastor McCoy at bmccoy@forestlakechurch.org.

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