2017 Curriculum Announced for Children, Youth, and Adults
The Church has announced the curriculum that Church members will be studying during 2017.
Use digital manuals where possible
Where possible, the Church is encouraging both students and teachers to use digital versions of 2017 curriculum materials, which can be found on LDS.org and in the Gospel Library mobile app. If you haven't tried the app, now is a good time to experience the ease of preparing, teaching, and learning from a library of gospel resources that fits in your pocket.
Teacher council meetings
Introduced in 2016, teacher council meetings provide a once-a-month opportunity to learn together with your fellow teachers how to be a better teacher. Learn more at Teaching in the Savior’s Way.
Children in Taiwan participate in sharing time.
Primary teachers and leaders will use the following manuals in 2017:
Nursery Class (ages 18 months–2 years): Behold Your Little Ones: Nursery Manual
Sunbeam Class (age 3 years): Primary 1: I Am a Child of God
CTR 4, 5, 6, and 7 (ages 4–7 years): Primary 3: Choose the Right B
Valiant 8, 9, 10, and 11 (ages 8–11 years): Primary 5: Doctrine and Covenants and Church History
Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women
The Mutual theme for 2017 is “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed” (James 1:5–6; emphasis added). (See related story.)
The theme may be used to enrich Mutual opening exercises, as a topic for sacrament meeting talks given by the youth, or to provide focus for youth activities—including camps, youth conferences, and devotionals.
Resources—including videos, music, and suggestions for using the theme throughout the year—are available at youth.lds.org. Additional resources will be published in Church magazines throughout 2017.
Young women in Brazil learn together.
Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society
The Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society will be studying the new Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley manual during second and third Sundays. A helpful resources is the new online exhibit about President Hinckley on history.lds.org.
Relief Society sisters in Japan listen to a Sunday lesson.
The adult Sunday School course of study for 2017 is the Doctrine and Covenants. Manuals are:
Additional Gospel doctrine resources
The following additional resources are helpful for teaching and studying the Doctrine and Covenants:
New material is found in the “Helps for the Teacher” section at the beginning of the online manual. In addition,weekly lessons now include links to related images, videos, Gospel Topics Essays, and articles about events in Church history. These supplemental resources will help teachers in their efforts to encourage the members to better understand and live the doctrines taught in the Doctrine and Covenants.
New members, investigators, and members returning to activity will study from Gospel Principles.
Youth Sunday School classes will study from Come, Follow Me.
Materials for those with disabilities
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More information about manuals and instructions about the 2017 curriculum can be found online.