Education


The Lord has commanded, “Seek learning, even by study and also by faith” (D&C 88:118). He has counseled us to learn the gospel and to gain an understanding “of things both in heaven and in the earth, . . . that [we] may be prepared in all things” (D&C 88:78–80).

Additional Information

Schooling and Professional Training

We should always work to educate our minds and our hands so we can succeed in our chosen fields. Our education should be an influence for good and our use of it should distinguish us as people of integrity. A good education will prepare us for opportunities as they come and will help us be an asset to our families, the Church, and our communities.

Seminary and Institute

Throughout the world, Latter-day Saints ages 14 through 18 participate in seminary, which provides weekday instruction from the scriptures. Institutes of religion provide weekday courses in a variety of gospel subjects for Latter-day Saints ages 18 through 30. Children and adults are also encouraged to learn the gospel through daily, lifelong study and by participating in the programs and classes offered by the Church.

Lifelong Learning

In addition to furthering our education through formal schooling, we can continue learning by reading, attending wholesome cultural events, visiting museums and historic sites, and observing the world around us.

—See True to the Faith (2004), 50-51

Scripture References

Proverbs 1:5
 
Doctrine and Covenants 130:18-19
 

Prophetic Teachings

Additional Study Materials