When The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a new curriculum for its youth in January, there was no shortage of enthusiasm about the change. The spirit-led, student-driven approach of “Come, Follow Me” was a stark departure from the rigid lesson plans of old, and everyone was eager to sing its praises. After eight months with the new curriculum, members of the Salem Utah Stake share how the new program is going for them.
Elliot Collins, the stake young men’s president, remains a “huge advocate” of the curriculum.
“A lot of what I see now is more spirit-led discussion. That’s huge,” he said. “It prepares the young men to serve missions and live life. It allows them to lead in a way we were preventing them from leading before.”