Handout for Individuals, Families, and Teachers
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    Handout for Individuals, Families, and Teachers

    Come, Follow Me: Living, Learning, and Teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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    In January 2019, Church members around the world will begin using three new resources designed to support gospel learning and teaching at home and at church:

    • Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families

    • Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School

    • Come, Follow Me—For Primary

    These resources will replace current Gospel Doctrine manuals and Primary manuals (nursery classes will continue to use Behold Your Little Ones: Nursery Manual [2008]). You can access the new resources in the Gospel Library app and at comefollowme.lds.org. Print copies are also available through your ward or branch leaders or at store.lds.org.

    For Individuals and Families

    You are invited to use Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families to help you and your family in your personal scripture study, family scripture study, and family home evenings. Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families will focus on the same scripture passages that you will learn about in your Sunday classes.

    The purpose of this resource is to help you:

    • Increase the frequency and improve the quality of your efforts—as an individual and as a family—to live, learn, and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    • Deepen your doctrinal understanding of the scriptures.

    • Enhance your experience learning the gospel at church.

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    For Sunday School (for Youth and Adults)

    Sunday School teachers should use Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families to learn about the scripture accounts and the principles to be taught. Teachers should then use Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School to prepare and organize lessons that support the scripture study that class members are doing at home. The purpose of this resource is to help you:

    • Support and encourage gospel learning in the home.

    • Engage class members in meaningful discussions about the scriptures.

    • Help class members understand and apply the doctrine in the scriptures.

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    For Primary

    Primary teachers should use Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families to learn about the scripture accounts and the principles to be taught. Teachers should then use Come, Follow Me—For Primary to prepare and organize lessons that support what children are learning at home. The purpose of this resource is to help you:

    • Teach children principles drawn from accounts in the scriptures.

    • Encourage more sharing by children.

    • Reinforce what children are learning at home.

    Guiding Principles

    Home Centered

    Church Supported

    The home is the best place to live, learn, and teach the gospel (see 3 Nephi 17:3; D&C 68:25).

    Classes at church support us in living, learning, and teaching the gospel (see Moroni 6:4–5).

    Our gospel learning and teaching should be part of our daily lives (see Deuteronomy 6:6–7; Acts 17:11).

    Teachers inspire learners to experience the power of God’s word for themselves (see Alma 32:27–30).

    Studying the scriptures will bring power into our lives (see 2 Nephi 32:3; Alma 17:2–3; Helaman 3:29–30).

    Teachers help learners discover gospel truths in the scriptures and invite them to share their insights (see D&C 88:122).

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