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Doctrinal Mastery Training Resources

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The following resources can help you in your efforts to train, understand and implement the principles of Doctrinal Mastery:

Training Resources

Administration Messages

Video Resources

Addresses to Seminaries and Institutes of Religion

General Conference Addresses

Additional Addresses

Training Resources

  • Doctrinal Mastery Classroom Models: In these videos, teachers model lessons from the Doctrinal Mastery curriculum. (English only)
  • “What is Doctrinal Mastery?”: This video provides an overview of the importance, outcomes, and impact of Doctrinal Mastery. It illustrates how applying the principles and practices of acquiring spiritual knowledge and mastering the doctrine of Jesus Christ will fortify our students as they seek to live and apply the gospel in their lives.
  • “Learning Experience 14: Introduction to Doctrinal Mastery”: This learning experience in the New-Teacher Training Resource helps introduce and deepen the principles and practices of Doctrinal Mastery.
  • “Inservice Lesson 5: Introduction to Doctrinal Mastery”: This inservice lesson in the New-Teacher Training Resource includes ideas and activities to help train teachers on how to help improve the teaching and application of Doctrinal Mastery principles and practices.
  • Doctrinal Mastery Handout and Graphic: This handout provides a visual orientation to help teachers and students identify the outcomes of Doctrinal Mastery, the principles of acquiring spiritual knowledge, and the elements of mastering the doctrine.

Administration Messages

  • “Doctrinal Mastery and Deep Learning”: In his message from the 2017 Evening with a General Authority broadcast, Elder Kim B. Clark explains the objectives of Doctrinal Mastery and how the program encourages lifelong learning.
  • “Examining Concepts and Questions with an Eternal Perspective”: This article includes three videos. The first video shows how one student was able to answer her friend’s gospel question by reframing it and looking at it through an eternal perspective. In the second video, Brother Chad H Webb explains how seminary teachers can help students reframe questions based on the Lord’s standard of truth. In the third video, Brother Webb explains how Doctrinal Mastery can apply to institute students and teachers.
  • “You Can Make a Difference in the Lives of Those You Serve”: Brother Kelly Haws shares a message about how Doctrinal Mastery can help students answer questions about the gospel.
  • “The Two Sides of Teaching”: Brother Webb speaks about teaching with both clarity and charity and about how this principle applies to Doctrinal Mastery.
  • “Examining Concepts with an Eternal Perspective”: Brother Webb encourages teachers to listen, teach, and testify and then to invite students to find answers to their own questions. He also explains how to understand first the worldly premise behind questions and then reframe them with a gospel perspective.

Video Resources

  • “Discovering Truth”: This video representation of a talk by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency shows that by trusting in the Lord, we can discover absolute truth in a world full of limited sight and partial truths.
  • “Act in Faith: The Stonemason”: This Doctrinal Mastery video shows how acting in faith and trusting the Lord helps us fit doctrine or teachings that seem to not fit into the rock wall of our testimony.
  • “Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge: Madison’s Story” (8:36): This video shows a young woman acquiring spiritual knowledge by acting in faith and using divine principles to add light and understanding to her concerns about plural marriage in early Church history.
  • “Examining Concepts and Questions with an Eternal Perspective”: This article includes three videos. The first video shows how one student was able to answer her friend’s gospel question by reframing it and looking at it through an eternal perspective.
  • “Dispensations: The Pattern of Apostasy and Restoration”: This Doctrinal Mastery video teaches about dispensations, apostasy, and the restoration of gospel truths. The accompanying article also contains information about updates to the Doctrinal Mastery app.

Addresses to Seminaries and Institutes of Religion

General Conference Addresses

Additional Addresses