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The Apostasy and the Restoration

The Apostasy and the Restoration

“I have sent forth the fulness of my gospel by the hand of my servant Joseph” (Doctrine and Covenants 35:17).

The outlines in this unit will help the young men understand the Great Apostasy and how Jesus Christ restored His Church and the fulness of His gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith. In this unit the young men can learn about the key events of the Restoration and discover the relevance of those events in their lives.

Aaronic Priesthood holders have a priesthood duty to share the gospel and invite all to come unto Christ. The experiences they have in this unit can help them proclaim the message of the Restoration with clarity and power, both now as Aaronic Priesthood holders and in the future as full-time missionaries.

To make Duty to God part of the Sunday quorum meeting, you may consider teaching the Duty to God outline below during this unit.

Outlines to Choose from This Month


Consider how you can plan activities that connect with what the youth are learning. The Church’s Youth Activities site is available to assist you. Many of the learning activities in these outlines could also serve as effective Mutual activities. Work with quorum presidencies to select and plan appropriate activities that reinforce what the young men learn on Sunday.

Duty to God

The following sections from the Duty to God book relate to the lessons in this unit:

“Invite All to Come unto Christ,” pages 28–29, 52–53, 76–77

“Understand Doctrine,” pages 18–20, 42–44, 66–68