“The power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves” (D&C 58:28).
The outlines in this unit will help the Aaronic Priesthood holders understand the importance of becoming spiritually and temporally self-reliant. Although they are in their youth, these young men have been blessed with the gift of agency, and they are learning how to set their own course and find answers to their own problems in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The more self-reliant they become, the more freedom they will enjoy. They will be better prepared to magnify their callings in the priesthood, strengthen their families, and fulfill their future roles as husbands and fathers.
Outlines to choose from this month:
- Why is it important to gain an education and develop skills? (Duty to God)
- What does it mean to be self-reliant?
- Why is work an important gospel principle?
- Why does the Lord want me to be healthy?
- What is the Lord’s way for providing for the poor and needy?
- How can I find solutions to my challenges and problems?
Consider how you can plan activities that connect with what the youth are learning. A youth activities site is available to assist you. Many of the learning activities in these outlines could also serve as effective Mutual activities. Work with quorum presidencies to select and plan appropriate activities that reinforce what the young men learn on Sunday.
Duty to God
The following sections from the Duty to God book relate to the lessons in this unit:
“Education,” pages 55–59