Here’s where you’ll find the information you’ll need to prepare Relief Society and Priesthood Lessons.
NOTE: Scroll below the instructions for 2017 to find the 2018 ideas and resources.
The individual quorums, groups, and Relief Societies decide the curriculum. Recommended sources include those linked below.
2nd & 3rd Sundays
Use the Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley manual.
Read our suggestions for Teaching the Teachings of the Presidents of the Church.
This is the current conference issue of the Ensign.
Many of the suggestions in our short guide teaching the Teachings of the Presidents of the Church are applicable to teaching out of Church magazines also.
Follow our Pinterest board for more ideas.
On 5th Sundays, the bishopric will determine the topic. Possible ideas include those resources included under the 1st Sundays section above.
Information for 2018:
Find the general information about the new meeting plan here.
Find information on the 2018 Curriculum for all organizations here.
First Sunday Council Meeting
A presidency member or group leader leads members as they counsel together and make plans to meet local needs.
Find out the topics and how to lead and guide these meetings here.
Second and Third Sundays
Members study, discuss, and apply general conference messages from the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other Church leaders. Any of the talks from the most recent General Conference may be used. The May and November issues of the Ensign will have more information, along with ideas for questions.
Find the questions for the October 2017 (November 2017 Ensign) here.
Members study a doctrinal topic related to the work of Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society. A new topic will be chosen by the leaders of the Church every six months.
The topic until the next General Conference will be the Sabbath.
Find the resources for this topic here.
Bishoprics or branch presidencies plan the meeting.
- Question stems for teachers
- Teaching techniques for varying your lessons
- Handling over-eager contributors
- Quotes from general authorities on lots of subjects
- Tips for better questioning in class
- Effective use of video in class
- Ideas for opening lessons
- Tips for reading scriptures out loud in class