As always, we have some fantastic teaching helps for this important lesson. Our teaching packages are always filled with study material so the youth can learn for themselves – and everything is always centered on the scriptures and other approved sources such as True to the Faith.
This package also has a really great board activity to help those you are teaching understand that there are essential and nonessential ordinances. This discussion can really help them understand why we do certain ordinances when we do work for the dead.
We also have given you several study sheets you can choose from, including sheets for TWO Personal Progress experiences (Faith #4 and Divine Nature #4). Our study sheets are a great way for the youth to learn for themselves and then take what they learned home with them.
You can find this teaching package here: Why are Ordinances Important in My Life? July Young Women Lesson
Or you can find all of July lessons (including a combo package) HERE.
Here are some great links to help you study or teach the topic, “Why are ordinances important in my life?“
1. Ordinances True to the Faith
2. Preach My Gospel, chapter 5: Laws and Ordinances
3. Covenants and Ordinances by Elder Jorge A. Rojas
4. Do We Know What We Have? by Sister Carole M. Stephens
5. Gospel Fundamentals, Chapter 21: Ordinances
6. Ordinances (BYU Speeches) by Boyd K. Packer
7. The Necessity of Receiving Priesthood Ordinances of Salvation by Bruce Satterfield
8. Why are Ordinances Important in My Life? By Anthony Sweat
9. Red Headed Hostess Instant Download Teaching Package
We have a study and teaching package for you. This package has four amazing study sheets and a diagram that teaches the doctrine clearly. There is a great board activity/discussion, a handout, and TWO PERSONAL PROGRESS EXPERIENCES (Faith #4 and Divine Nature #4).
This month we have some free social media images for you! All of them match the teaching package too.
These can be used in any of the following ways:
- Post on social media to your youth to help get them more prepared, excited, and thinking about the lesson.
- Use their answers in your lesson (they will be more likely to respond to future social media questions if you do this).
- Ask them to post the question on their personal social media accounts and gather answers themselves (plus they are sharing the Gospel online!).
- Text or email the picture to your youth and tell them that you are gathering answers for your lesson and ask them to respond.
- Use as a follow-up to your lesson. Post the images that will help reinforce what they learned in class.
- Use to help involve and teach young women who were not at the lesson on Sunday.
- You can encourage the young women to comment and participate on social media by telling them that every time they comment you will enter their name into a drawing, and then you will draw out one name and they will get a treat.
- Right click on picture, save to your computer or phone.
- Email it to yourself if you need to transfer the image from your computer to your phone. Then open on your phone and save the images to your phone.
- Post on social media.
Here are some pictures you can choose from: