How to Help High School Graduates Enroll in Institute
As high school students eagerly await graduation, they prepare for an uncertain future filled with unique challenges and life-changing decisions. It is in these years that young adults choose to serve missions, begin seeking an eternal companion, identify post-secondary courses of study and occupational goals, and resolve to live a life of discipleship.
To the Rescue in Santa Ana
Just 10 miles from the California coast in downtown Orange County is the beautiful city of Santa Ana. Despite the city’s high temperatures and cheery sunshine, the high enrollment at the Santa Ana California Campus Institute isn’t due to the weather—it is thanks to the recent efforts of local members and students reaching out to and inviting others.
By Study and Also by Faith
“Our history doesn’t limit us, but like a plant’s roots it anchors and nourishes us and is crucial for growth.” So writes Elder Paul V. Johnson in the foreword to the newly published history of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion, By Study and Also by Faith—One Hundred Years of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion, now available in print and online.
New Video Resources Enhance Study of the Gospel Teaching and Learning Handbook
As teachers turn to the online version of the Gospel Teaching and Learning: A Handbook for Teachers and Leaders in Seminaries and Institutes of Religion to study and improve their teaching, they will see some new video additions intended to enhance their study experience.
New Cornerstone Courses Offered in Institute
Four new courses have been approved to be offered beginning in 2015 and 2016. These courses focus on the Savior, His doctrine, the eternal family, and significant events in Church history. They are centered in the scriptures and the teachings of latter-day prophets and will be taught using blocks of scripture, in context, from across the standard works.
Stepping Up to the Challenge
On September 22, 2013, Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visited the Salt Lake City Utah University Campus Institute, located on the University of Utah campus. He reminded students that service helps us come to know and sense the reality that our Father in Heaven is there and hears our prayers.
Returned Missionaries Not Immune to Inactivity
Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said, “I have [learned] that the adjustment associated with leaving the mission field and returning to the world you left behind is sometimes difficult. Perhaps it is hard to keep alive the spirit of missionary work when you are no longer serving as a full-time missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
U.S. Utah Davis Area Pilot Program Increases Reading, Strengthens Testimonies
Seminary students around the world have been invited to elevate their learning experience by reading and studying the entire book of scripture as assigned for the current course of study. The results have benefitted students with greater spiritual strength and deeper testimonies.