Rachel Heder Short
I am teaching Lesson 23, D&C 18:17-47 tomorrow. To illustrate the point of taking upon the name of Christ, I was thinking of making the kids nametags with their name followed by, “disciple of Christ” and make them wear it during class. I want them to imagine what it would be like if they wore that all day at school and how it would change or affect their behavior. Has anyone done anything like this? How did it go? Do you have any suggestions?
:I had a friend that used to wear a special ring every day that he had made a special commitment to be more like the Savior. It was more subtle than a name tag, in that the significance was known only to him. Perhaps those cheap CTR rings or rubber bracelets would serve the same purpose? Good luck!
Mercedes Stevens Higgins
:Very cool idea!
Heidi Halversen Neeley
:I’m going to try this, great idea.
Stella Mahanes Altorfer
:My friend recently taught this lesson. We designed the lesson that as each student walked in, they chose an envelope with another student’s name. They were going to be that person all day long- they all go to school together. Then, before opening the envelopes, each person had to decide how they would want someone to act if someone else had THEIR name. What would you have to trust that other person to do. Then, they discussed taking the name of Christ and what that meant. Would that ease your fears if you knew that person would be representing Christ as well? Then, they opened their names. Final questions, what would you do to calm the person that you now represent? How do you act as a disciple of Christ?10
Lynda Cox Spencer
:Such a great idea glad I’m a few days behind ! I’ll be trying this :)1
Dixie Beutler Hansen
Heidi Halversen Neeley
:I just gave them their name tags and had a fabulous lesson on not being embarrassed of being a representative of Christ. I started with a beautiful EFY Vol. lll song about living your life that you will have no regrets about your actions and that you lived as Jesus would have you live called “When all is said and done” by The Standard. I had a student re read the words and tell me what he thought it meant. It set a beautiful spirit to issue the challenge of wearing their name tags all day at school. A lot of then are the only members in their schools. The closing prayer that was offered asked for strength to wear them and to know what to say if they were asked. We mentioned basic answers like”I love Jesus” or “come to a hay ride tomorrow we with and an awesome group of kids tomorrow and find out”. …Just plant seeds.
Source:: LDS Seminary Teacher Group