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Duty to God

Why is it important to gain an education and develop skills?

Education is an important part of our Heavenly Father’s plan to help us become more like Him. Gaining an education provides understanding and skills that will help us develop self-reliance, provide for our future families, and be of greater service to the Church and the world. Becoming educated also gives us the opportunity to experience the joy of learning.

What is the purpose of this quorum meeting?

To inspire each young man to make education and training a high priority in his life.

Conduct the quorum meeting

A member of the quorum presidency (or an assistant to the bishop in the priests quorum) conducts the quorum meeting. Filling out a quorum meeting agenda beforehand can help.

Begin the learning experience

Invite the young men to search Doctrine and Covenants 88:77–80, 118, and “Education” in For the Strength of Youth. Have them identify (a) what the Lord wants them to learn, (b) why He wants them to learn, and (c) how He wants them to approach learning (see Fulfilling My Duty to God, 55). Invite the young men to set education and career goals and plan ways to accomplish these goals. (For ideas, see pages 56–57 in Fulfilling My Duty to God.)

Consider watching “Education for a Better Life.” Invite the young men to share what impresses them about Elder Joseph W. Sitati’s story. What are they willing to do to obtain an education? How will an education help them in their own life?

Learn by doing

As a quorum presidency, lead quorum members in planning a Mutual activity that will help them accomplish their goals. You can find activity ideas in the following sections of the Youth Activities website:

The young man who is conducting concludes the meeting. He could:

  • Share why he feels it is important to gain an education.
  • Share what he is going to do to reach his goals.