"The new home-centered, Church-supported integrated curriculum has the potential to unleash the power of families, as each family follows through conscientiously and carefully to transform their home into a sanctuary of faith. I promise that as you diligently work to remodel your home into a center of gospel learning, over time your Sabbath days will truly be a delight. Your children will be excited to learn and to live the Savior’s teachings, and the influence of the adversary in your life and in your home will decrease. Changes in your family will be dramatic and sustaining." —President Russell M. Nelson
Since the Oct. 6 announcement, Church members around the globe have been anticipating the arrival of the new "Come, Follow Me-For Individuals and Families" curriculum. While the actual distribution of the manual is up to local leadership, all active households will have a copy by the end of the year. Church members who would like to view content before they are given a manual can view the content online at comefollowme.lds.org.
“This resource is for every individual and family in the Church,” according to the "Come, Follow Me" resources. “It is designed to help you learn the gospel — whether on your own or with your family. If you haven’t studied the gospel regularly in the past, this resource can help you get started. If you already have a good habit of gospel study, this resource can help you have more meaningful experiences.”
A quick glance through the manual shows lessons broken up into a weekly study, each one including seven elements:
- A weekly reading schedule to coordinate study with the entire Church, including what will be taught during Sunday meetings.
- Designated scripture passages.
- Space to record impressions gained during study.
- Ideas for personal scripture study.
- Ideas for family scripture study and family home evening.
- Images correlating to the material being studied, including art that is less well-known.
- A prompt or invitation to act at the end of the lesson to help improve teaching and personal study.