The Doctrinal Mastery app was created to help people study and learn the 100 scripture mastery passages that have been approved by the Church Board of Education. These passages provide an important scriptural foundation for understanding and sharing the gospel and for strengthening faith. These electronic activities focus on three different dimensions of mastery:
- Locate the verses by knowing the associated scripture references.
- Apply the gospel principles and doctrines taught in the scripture passages.
- Memorize the passages.
In 2013 the scripture mastery verses used in Seminaries and Institutes (S&I) were updated to include different verses than in the past. The Android and web versions of the app have been updated with the new verses, and the iOS version of the app will be updated in a future release.
Scripture Mastery and the Purpose of Seminaries and Institutes
The objective of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion suggests three primary teaching aims that administrators and teachers seek to achieve in order to fulfill the purpose of S&I:
- We teach students the doctrines and principles of the gospel as found in the scriptures and the words of the prophets.
- These doctrines and principles are taught in a way that leads to understanding and edification.
- We help students fulfill their role in the learning process and prepare them to teach the gospel to others.
One of the Fundamentals of Gospel Teaching and Learning is to “master key scripture passages and the Basic Doctrines.” The Doctrinal Mastery app helps achieve this fundamental.
Scripture Mastery Web App
In addition to the iOS and Android platforms, the Doctrinal Mastery app can also be accessed online as a web app through any web browser. The Scripture Mastery web app (scripturemastery.lds.org) is a web-responsive app, meaning that it is really a website that will respond and fit to different screens, platforms, and devices (including mobile, tablet, PC, Apple, desktop, and laptop).
An Internet connection must be used for the web app to work. Users need to log in to use the web app. The log-in is their LDS Account. Logging in allows for the app to track users’ activity so they are able to continue an activity where they left off.