“New Missionary Gospel Study Program Approved,” Ensign, July 1982, 74
A new gospel study program for use by full-time missionaries has been approved by the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve. The new study guide is “to replace any study guides presently being used” and is to become “an integral part of the training program” in each mission, said the First Presidency in a letter to church leaders.
Titled Missionary Gospel Study Program, the new study guide provides both a schedule for reading the standard works and a guide to studying the doctrines of the Church by topic. This program is keyed to the new Latter-day Saint editions of the scriptures (which contain the topical guide and other study helps) and the standard missionary library (Gospel Principles, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, The Articles of Faith, Jesus the Christ, and Truth Restored).
The new study program will “greatly improve the missionaries’ study of the gospel, both in quantity and quality, thus laying the foundation for an even greater abundance of blessings both during their missions and in their later lives,” the First Presidency said.
The uniform study guide is divided into fifty-two units of consecutive study, one for each week of the year. The study guide (PBMI8348; $.25) is also available to all other interested members of the Church for use in husband-wife, family, and individual study programs. The guide can be obtained through the Salt Lake City Distribution Center (1999 West 1700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104) or through other Church distribution centers worldwide.