“Church History Video Now Available,” Ensign, Mar. 1997, 76
A collection of video selections on Church history and doctrine is now available on one videocassette for use at home and in Church classes. The Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Video Presentations (53912) are 11 presentations chosen from existing Church Educational System audiovisual materials and other historical resources.
The videocassette was designed for use with several Gospel Doctrine lessons in 1997. Selections range from 5 to 10 minutes in length and include some excerpts from general conference addresses.
Teachers are encouraged to watch the video during their preparation for class and then show it at an appropriate time to help class members understand and apply the selected gospel topics. Members can also view it at home during individual gospel study and family home evening. It can also be used as a missionary tool.
Selections include President Gordon B. Hinckley speaking about the First Vision, with excerpts from the movie The First Vision; President Spencer W. Kimball speaking from the Peter Whitmer home in Fayette, New York, with excerpts showing a re-creation of the organization of the Church; President Ezra Taft Benson urging every worthy young man to serve a mission, along with scenes from Called to Serve; President Howard W. Hunter challenging all members to make the temple “the great symbol of their membership”; President Thomas S. Monson speaking about the calling of bishop, with scenes from Caring for the Needy; and President Hinckley and President James E. Faust talking about the revelation on the priesthood, with scenes from Long-Promised Day.
The Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Video Presentations can be ordered from local distribution centers for $5.