In two sessions on March 24 and 31, the three members of the Sunday School general presidency, sustained a year ago at general conference, spoke in turn on focusing on the learners, orienting new teachers and participating in councils, among other topics.
"Why do we put 'learning' first?" asked Russel N. Osguthorpe, Sunday School general president, alluding to the topic of the training, "Learning and Teaching in the Church."
"Learning always, in our minds comes first, not just a great presentation, not a teacher who is very entertaining; that's not what Sunday School is about," he said. "That's not what teaching in the Church is about. It's about helping those learners come closer to the Lord, develop a stronger testimony and gain exaltation."