The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the new Mutual theme for 2019: “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15).
The 2019 theme builds off of past Mutual themes. This year's theme is "Peace in Christ," which is based on D&C 19:23: “Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me." Last year, young men and young women across the Church learned how to "Ask of God," a theme based on James 1:5-6: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”
The Young Men and Young Women general presidencies announced the theme in a letter sent to local leaders on August 1.
"The purpose of the yearly theme is to provide opportunities for youth worldwide to learn about, study, internalize, and apply the principles taught in the scripture," the letter reads. "Youth are encouraged to memorize the scripture, study its doctrine, and act on the principles learned throughout the year."
The theme is also designed to be used in "Mutual opening exercises, as a topic for sacrament meeting talks given by youth, and to provide focus for youth activities—including camps, youth conferences, and devotionals," the letter continues.
Additional resources will be available on youth.lds.org later this year.