2020 Curriculum Announced for Children, Youth, and Adults
Contributed By Camille West, News.ChurchofJesusChrist.org
- 2020 Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families manuals will be shipped to Church units for free.
- Units should place orders for other printed manuals for teachers and leaders by August 31, 2019.
During 2020, children, youth, and adults are encouraged to study the Book of Mormon at home. This study will be supported in Primary, Sunday School, and seminary.
Details and the list of materials to be used for classes are provided in the newly released document Instructions for Curriculum 2020. It is also available online and in the Gospel Library app under Come, Follow Me.
The Church has prepared new manuals for individuals and families, for Sunday School, and for Primary.
Before January of 2020, wards and branches will automatically receive printed copies of Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families to distribute to members in their units. Additional copies will be available for members to purchase by the end of 2019.
Wards and branches will need to order copies of the Primary and Sunday School manuals for teachers and leaders who do not use digital versions of these manuals. Instructions for ordering are found in Instructions for Curriculum 2020. To help the Church reduce costs and to ensure that materials are delivered on time, leaders should place orders by August 31, 2019.
2020 Curriculum Materials
The following curriculum resources support home-centered learning that deepens conversion to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and strengthens families. Links to online resources will be added to this article as they become available.
Individuals and families (home study)
Families and individuals are encouraged to study the scriptures more at home using the new manual Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families: Book of Mormon 2020. This home-study manual focuses on the same Book of Mormon scripture passages that you will learn about in your Sunday School classes.
Primary (every Sunday)
All Primary classes will learn from the same Come, Follow Me—For Primary: Book of Mormon 2020 lesson manual.
Nursery classes will continue to use Behold Your Little Ones: Nursery Manual.
See “Additional Resources for Teaching Children.”
Singing time will focus on music that supports the scriptures that children study in their classes.
Sunday School (1st and 3rd Sundays)
The Sunday School manual for adults and youth is Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School: Book of Mormon 2020. Teachers should use the manual for individuals and families to learn about the scripture accounts and the principles to be taught, then use the Sunday School manual to prepare and organize lessons that support what class members are studying at home, combining and adapting lessons as necessary.
Instruction and class discussion should help class members understand and apply the doctrine in the scriptures. Sunday School classes do not begin with prayer but do conclude with one.
Elders Quorum and Relief Society (2nd and 4th Sundays)
Elders quorum and Relief Society will focus on messages from the most recent general conference. “Learning from General Conference Messages” is available in conference issues of the Ensign and Liahona, at ChurchofJesusChrist.org, and in the Gospel Library app.
Aaronic Priesthood (2nd and 4th Sundays)
Aaronic Priesthood quorum meetings focus on the gospel topics found in Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood. Leaders and teachers select lesson outlines that best meet the needs of quorum members. (Learn more.)
Young Women (2nd and 4th Sundays)
All teachers attend a teacher council meeting quarterly during the 50-minute class time on the week they don’t teach and are encouraged to reference the Teaching in the Savior’s Way manual and website.