Come Follow Me

Come Follow Me is the new LDS curriculum for the entire youth program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Young Women, Aaronic Priesthood, and Sunday School.  Students age 14 and up will be able to study the gospel topically during the year, focusing on gospel topics to help youth gain greater understanding of important gospel principles and their application.

Developing Teaching Skills

A primary goal of Come Follow Me is increased youth participation during lessons.  Teachers hoping to gain the attention of students or who are looking for ideas to help their students participate more actively during class will want to look at our Teaching Ideas section.  There, instead of a list of handouts, you’ll find teaching techniques that can help you solve problems in the classroom and engage students.  These ideas are specifically targeted at gospel teaching, and I hope they will help teachers improve their teaching skills for use not only with Come Follow Me, but during other teaching as well.

Ideas for Contacting Inactive or Less-active Class Members

It's often hard to know how to reach out to inactive youth or other members of the Church not attending meetings. The following ideas make great notes for encouraging attendance at class or activities. Many of these ideas for Contacting Inactive or Less-active Class Members would work for several different applications. Got a good one?...

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Help Students SEE a principle in action

Increasing Student Participation Use these techniques to encourage student participation in your gospel teaching. These techniques will help you students SEE a gospel principle. 60-second Talks - Eaton and Beecher sometimes give students five minutes to prepare a 60-second talk on a verse from the day’s reading. Students then present their talks. If student become...

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Solving Classroom Problems

Your lesson went perfectly!  The students were seated reverently -- smiles on their angelic faces, expectantly waiting for the important gospel message you thoughtfully crafted, with not a cell phone to be seen.  They were attentive, asking questions and making meaningful comments, and all left uplifted edified. And then you woke up. :) Classes rarely go...

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Encouraging Student Sharing

Use these techniques to encourage student participation in your gospel teaching. These techniques will help you students SHARE thoughts, feelings, and personal experiences more readily. 60-Second Explorers - Tell students you will give them sixty seconds to find out everything they can about a certain passage. If this is the first time your students have...

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