Introduce the Principle
When the Savior lived upon the earth, He often taught His followers by asking them questions that caused them to think and feel deeply. He gave them opportunities to ask their own questions and share their own insights. He responded to their questions and listened carefully to their experiences. Because of His love, they felt safe sharing their thoughts and personal feelings.
As meaningful discussions take place, relationships are built and strengthened. The Lord taught, “And now, behold, I give unto you a commandment, that when ye are assembled together ye shall instruct and edify each other” (Doctrine and Covenants 43:8).
As a leader you will be called upon to lead discussions and invite others to participate within your presidency meetings and with your class members. As you lead, encourage all to share their thoughts and feelings related to the gospel.
- Watch the video “Ask Us Questions.” What will help the young women in your class feel safe in asking questions and sharing their ideas and feelings? What can you do as a leader to help them?
Live What We Are Learning
During a presidency meeting, following a Sunday lesson, or after a Mutual activity, discuss what you observed about the participation of the class members. Were they all invited to participate? Were some hesitant? Discuss what you will do to help your class members participate. What can you do this week to make your class members feel safe and accepted?
- Come, Follow Me, “We Share” — Why is sharing important to your learning and the learning of others? How does sharing invite the Spirit and strengthen testimonies?