Idea List: Tuning In
March 2002

“Idea List: Tuning In,” New Era, Mar. 2002, 15

Idea List:

Tuning In

Whether you attend at the Conference Center, watch on TV, or view the videos, you can participate in general conference in a personal and meaningful way. Here are some how-to’s.

April’s general conference is fast approaching. If you begin to prepare for it now, you can benefit more from the counsel of the prophets, Apostles, and other Church leaders. Here are a few ideas to try.


  • Start thinking now about questions or concerns you have. Write them down, and pray that you will find solutions and guidance during conference.

  • Do those things which invite the Spirit into your life so you will have a better understanding of what will be taught.

  • Have a willing heart, ready to obey the words of the prophets.

  • Be awake for conference. Get a good night’s sleep.

  • Prepare a notebook, pens, your scriptures, and anything else you might need.

  • Be on time.


  • Attend or view all the sessions, including the priesthood session for priesthood bearers.

  • Listen carefully—not just to the speakers, but to the prayers and songs also.

  • Keep notes, including any inspiration you might receive during conference.

  • Listen earnestly for answers to the questions you have.

  • Between conference sessions, participate in activities that will invite the Spirit.


  • Follow the prophets by obeying their counsel.

  • Remember the inspiration you had while you were listening to conference. Make goals right away to motivate you to do what you felt inspired to do.

  • Reread the conference talks in the May Ensign. Studying the words of the prophets again will help you remember their most current counsel for you.

Illustrated by Dilleen Marsh