Church News and Events

Church Offers Online Support for 2013 Children, Youth, and Adult Curriculum

  By Heather Whittle Wrigley, Church News and Events

  • 27 November 2012

Children, youth, and adults throughout the Church can find online materials in a variety of languages and formats to supplement their gospel studies during 2013.

In 2013, children will begin new courses of study in Primary; youth will be introduced to new curriculum in Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women classes, as well as in Sunday School; and adults will move on to new subjects in Melchizedek Priesthood, Relief Society, and Sunday School.

On LDS.org, individuals can find many materials to support them in their gospel studies during 2013. (Many of these resources are also available at store.lds.org.)

Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society

During first Sundays, elders quorum, high priests group, and Relief Society leaders determine the topic to be taught in Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society classes. Below are possible resources to work with:

During second and third Sundays in 2013, adults will study from Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow.

During the fourth Sunday of each month in 2013, Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society classes will study talks from the most recent general conference, the First Presidency Message, or the Visiting Teaching Message.

Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women

New in 2013, Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women classes will study from the recently revised youth curriculum:

Those without access to Come, Follow Me have many other options to teach from:

Primary

In 2013, some of the Primary courses of study will change, while others will remain the same:

There are several other resources Primary teachers, leaders, and class members may find helpful:

Sunday School

In addition to studying Come, Follow Me: Learning Resources for Youth in Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women classes, youth will study it in Sunday School in 2013. Printed copies of the curriculum will be provided as determined by area leaders.

Adults’ Sunday School focus for 2013 will be the Doctrine and Covenants and Church history:

  • Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Gospel Doctrine manuals are available online for the teacher as well as the Class Member Study Guide. They are also available in printed format.
  • The Doctrine and Covenants is available in audio format onCD. Or you can listen to the audio online at scriptures.lds.org. When in a chapter online, just click “Listen” in the right margin.
  • The Doctrine and Covenants Visual Resource DVDs (set of four) includes more than 300 visual resources, including videos, art, charts, quotes, and study activities. The set contains five movies, as well as Doctrine and Covenants Stories (see above). It is for use in the home and in Church classrooms. The set is also available online.
  • The seminary Doctrine and Covenants Student Study Guide can be a helpful resource and is available to download, read online, or purchase.
  • Our Heritage
  • Investigators, new members, and members returning to activity may study from Gospel Principles (if not available, use Gospel Fundamentals).

General Resources

To learn about the other curriculum materials to be used next year, see the Instructions for Curriculum 2013.

  • Scriptures.lds.org: Read the text or listen to the audio scriptures. Click on footnotes and references to jump directly to the referenced scripture. There are also personalized study tools that let you take notes, highlight verses, and save personal notes. Those notes are then available to you whether you read the scriptures online or on a mobile device. (See mobile.lds.org.)
  • Printed scriptures are available for purchase in a variety of covers, colors, and sizes.