Church Announces 2018 Mutual Theme for Youth
“Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me.” —D&C 19:23
The Church has announced that the Mutual theme for 2018 is Doctrine and Covenants 19:23: “Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me” (emphasis added).
According to a letter from the Young Women and Young Men General Presidencies sent to local leaders August 1:
“The purpose of the yearly theme is to provide opportunities for youth worldwide to learn about, study, internalize, and apply the principles taught in the scripture. Youth are encouraged to memorize the scripture, study its doctrine, and act on the principles learned throughout the year.”
“In addition, the theme can be used to enrich Mutual opening exercises, as a topic for sacrament meeting talks given by youth, and 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—will be available to leaders at youth.lds.org and in Church magazines at the end of 2017 and throughout 2018. An email will be sent to leaders later this year when these resources become available.”