2019 Curriculum: Home Centered, Church Supported
July 2018

“2019 Curriculum: Home Centered, Church Supported,” Ensign, July 2018

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2019 Curriculum: Home Centered, Church Supported

Purpose of resources is to build faith in Heavenly Father, His plan of salvation, and Jesus Christ and His Atonement.

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New 2019 curriculum resources are intended to help individuals and families study the scriptures more effectively.

Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families is a series of resources just announced by the First Presidency that will help individuals and families to more effectively study the scriptures at home. The first of these resources will focus on the New Testament, which is the course of study for youth and adult Sunday School and all Primary classes except nursery in 2019.

“Living by and reading the word of God,” the First Presidency says, “will build faith in Heavenly Father and His plan of salvation and in the Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement” (First Presidency letter, June 29, 2018).

Additional new resources, Come, Follow Me—For Primary and Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School, will be provided for use beginning in January 2019. By aligning the entire ward and family on the same scriptures each week, these new 2019 resources take a home-centered, Church-supported approach to gospel living, learning, and teaching (see Handbook 2: Administering the Church [2010], 1.4).

The resources for 2019 are the first of what eventually will be a four-year rotation of study based on the four main books of scripture.

Because these changes affect manuals in 46 languages, clerks will need to place orders for the new Primary and Sunday School manuals by August 31, 2018, to ensure manuals are delivered by January 1, 2019. Since local units will automatically receive one printed copy of Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families for each household at no charge, clerks do not need to order this manual. Instructions for Curriculum 2019 has a list of materials to be used in classes (available online at lds.org/2019curriculum and in the Gospel Library app under “Lessons”). A list of materials to be discarded after December 31, 2018, has been sent to each unit.