“Using Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families,” Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families: Book of Mormon 2020 (2020)
“Using Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families,” Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families: 2020
This resource is for every individual and family in the Church. It is designed to help you learn the gospel—whether on your own or with your family. If you haven’t studied the gospel regularly in the past, this resource can help you get started. If you already have a good habit of gospel study, this resource can help you have more meaningful experiences.
Use this resource in any way that is helpful to you. You may find it helpful as a guide or aid for personal and family scripture study. You could also use it for family home evening. The outlines highlight important principles found in the Book of Mormon, suggest study ideas and activities for individuals and families, and provide places to record your impressions.
You and your family may already be studying the gospel regularly. For example, maybe you are reading scriptures other than the Book of Mormon for a seminary or institute class. Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families is not meant to replace or compete with the good things you are doing. There may be ways to learn from the Book of Mormon regularly and still accomplish your other scripture study goals. For example, you might read one book of scripture for your personal scripture study and read the Book of Mormon with your family (or vice versa). Follow the Spirit’s guidance to determine how to approach your own study of the word of God.
The outlines in this resource are organized according to a weekly reading schedule. Come, Follow Me—For Primary and Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School follow the same schedule. To support your efforts to learn and live the gospel at home, your teachers at church will give you opportunities to share your experiences, thoughts, and questions about the scripture passages that you have been studying at home.
Because Sunday School is taught only twice a month, Sunday School teachers may choose to skip or combine outlines to keep up with the weekly schedule. This may also be necessary on weeks when regular Church meetings are not held because of stake conference or other reasons. During these weeks you are invited to continue to study the Book of Mormon at home.
The schedule will help you finish reading the Book of Mormon by the end of the year. In addition, following the same schedule as others in your ward can lead to meaningful experiences at church. But don’t feel bound by the schedule; it is simply a guide to help you pace yourself. The important thing is that you are learning the gospel individually and as a family.