Prepare and Deliver a Personalized Lesson

Helping Others Love Family History


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Prepare and deliver a one-on-one lesson plan to help the individual or family accomplish their goals and begin their family history.

Preparing a personalized lesson plan is most easily done using the consultant planner and the lesson template.

  • Begin your preparation time with prayer. Ask to be guided to those ancestors who are ready to receive temple ordinances and to accomplish the goal set by those you are helping.
  • Seek out opportunities in the individual's or family’s family tree to help them accomplish their goal.
  • Look for information that will help create emotional connections between the ancestor and the people you are helping; this will make the experience more personal and joyful for everyone.
  • Practice your lesson. It is important to keep the one-on-one lesson time fairly short. 30 minutes is a good amount of time for beginners.
  • Make an appointment to deliver the prepared one-on-one lesson plan.

Delivering the lesson plan will be most effective when:

  • Your lesson plan is ready—make sure any technology you are using is working ahead of time.
  • Begin the lesson with prayer, and invite the Spirit to your time together. (See 2 Nephi 32:9.)
  • Allow the person you are helping to control the mouse and follow the steps of the lesson plan. This will help him or her to learn what to do in the future.
  • When the Holy Ghost is strong, take time to talk about the feelings and impressions you are both experiencing, and teach the doctrine of eternal families.
  • Set up a time to meet again. Most people will need several experiences with you to gain a level of comfort doing family history on their own.

Visit the Consultant Planner
Download the Lesson Template

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