Real-Time Faith is the Sabbath School Bible Study Guide designed for Earliteens and created by the Sabbath School department at the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The lessons are designed for Earliteens to incorporate in their daily Bible study. The lessons provide the basis for learning and discussion in the Earliteen Sabbath School class.
The emphasis of this curriculum is God’s kingdom of grace, being a recruited agent (steward, citizen) of that kingdom, and the battle between it and the kingdom of evil. Being in God’s kingdom requires action—being doers and not just listeners (James 1:22) of how to live as God’s agents on this earth.
The first lesson of each quarter of the two-year cycle is a different portion of the Sermon on the Mount, which is “at once Christ’s inaugural address as King of the kingdom of grace and also the constitution of the kingdom” (Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, 2nd ed., vol. 5, p. 322).
After the first lesson of each quarter, each of the other twelve lessons (or sets of lessons) is about a different challenge, right, or privilege in the “real time” of being an agent of God’s kingdom.
Andrea Nagy was born in Romania and grew up in a loving Christian home, where she learned to trust God and love Jesus wholeheartedly. When she moved to Canada, she studied music and prepared to be a teacher. After she completed her training, she taught for three years in an Adventist school near Toronto, Canada.
In 2010 Andrea started her doctoral studies in education at Andrews University with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction. In 2012 she joined the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department at the General Conference, where she served as an associate editor until 2015.
Currently, Andrea serves as editor for the Sabbath School Bible Study Guides for juniors and teens (ages 10–18). She knows that the secret of success and true happiness is found in a genuine friendship with Jesus. Andrea’s desire is to help young people come to know Jesus as their personal Savior and Friend.