Find the 2019 Schedule and Curriculum for Children, Youth, and Adults

Contributed By Camille West, ChurchofJesusChrist.org Church News

  • 4 January 2019

With the new year, members face exciting changes, including a new meeting schedule and a new curriculum for home and Sabbath day study.

With the new year comes a new Sunday meeting schedule and new curriculum resources for adults, youth, and Primary children. To help you prepare, here’s a refresher for what you’ll be studying or teaching and links to where you can easily find lesson materials and other resources.

Go digital, if possible

You can find the list of manuals for Melchizedek Priesthood, Relief Society, Primary, Sunday School, Young Men, and Young Women in Instructions for Curriculum 2019.

Where possible, students and teachers are encouraged to use digital versions of 2019 curriculum materials using the Gospel Library mobile app or visiting comefollowme.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. Print copies are also available through your ward or branch leaders or at store.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. Materials for those with disabilities can be ordered on store.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

New Sunday schedule

The new Sunday meeting schedule that begins January 6 allows time for more home-centered individual and family study.

Graphic courtesy of Debora Gilmore.

Curriculum materials

New curriculum resources support home-centered, Church-supported learning that deepens conversion to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and strengthens families.

Individuals and families

Families and individuals are encouraged to study the scriptures more at home using the new manual Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families. This year the focus for Sunday School and Primary classes is on the New Testament, and this home-study manual focuses on the same scripture passages that you will learn about in your Sunday School classes.

President Nelson promised that changes in families will be “dramatic and sustaining” (“Becoming Exemplary Latter-day Saints,” Oct. 2018 general conference).

Primary (every Sunday)

All Primary classes will learn from the same Come, Follow Me—For Primary lesson manual, which this year focuses on the New Testament. See additional teaching helps. (See related article.)

Nursery classes will continue to use Behold Your Little Ones: Nursery Manual.

Singing time will focus on music that supports the scriptures that children study in their classes. (Learn more about singing time and the children's sacrament meeting presentation.)

Sunday School (1st and 3rd Sundays)

The Sunday School manual for adults and youth is Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School: New Testament 2019. Teachers should use this manual to learn about the scripture accounts and the principles to be taught, then use the manual to prepare and organize lessons that support what class members are studying at home, combining and adapting lessons as necessary (learn how). 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. See a suggested study schedule. (See related article.)

Elders Quorum and Relief Society (2nd and 4th Sundays)

Elders quorum and Relief Society will focus on messages from the most recent general conference. Teaching suggestions are found in the May and November issues of the Ensign and Liahona, at ChurchofJesusChrist.org, and in theGospel Library app. Classes do not begin with an opening hymn or prayer but do conclude with prayer.

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)

Young Women meetings focus on the gospel topics found in Come, Follow Me—For Young Women. Leaders and teachers select lesson outlines that best meet the needs of class members. (Learn more.)

All organizations

All teachers attend a teacher council meeting quarterly during the 50-minute class time on the week they don’t teach and should reference the Teaching in the Savior’s Way manual and website.