“Ideas for Encouraging Personal and Family Study,” Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School: Book of Mormon 2020 (2020)
“Ideas for Encouraging Personal and Family Study,” Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School: 2020
Here are some ideas to help you encourage class members to study the word of God at home, both individually and as families. Be sensitive to the fact that not all class members can study the scriptures with their families (for example, some members live alone or in part-member families).
Invite class members to share experiences they had studying the scriptures at home. For example, you could ask them to share a verse that impressed them and to explain why they found it meaningful.
Ask class members to give examples of what they are doing to make personal or family scripture study more meaningful. (Some ideas can be found under “Ideas to Improve Your Personal Scripture Study” and “Ideas to Improve Your Family Scripture Study” in Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families.)
Invite class members to share how they acted on impressions they received during their personal or family scripture study.
Spend a few minutes showing class members some of the resources provided by the Church to help members study the gospel, such as the scripture study helps found at scriptures.ChurchofJesusChrist.org; “Scripture Stories” found at children.ChurchofJesusChrist.org; youth-focused content at youth.ChurchofJesusChrist.org; seminary and institute manuals; and videos, audio recordings, and images found at medialibrary.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. Many of these are also in the Gospel Library app.
Spend a few minutes explaining how to use the Gospel Library app to study the scriptures, including how to mark verses and record impressions.
Invite one or more class members to share how they have taught a specific gospel principle in their families.