Strengthening Families & Building Faith by Using Church Resources

The following was delivered today as part of a panel discussion titled “Mormon Media Studies: Across Web Time, Cyberspace, and Blogging Disciplines” in the symposium “Mormon Media Studies: Across Time, Space, and Disciplines,” at the BYU Conference Center in Provo, Utah.

The Church provides scriptures, teachings of the latter-day prophets and apostles, and other instructional materials to help individuals and families learn, live, and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the last few years, the Church has made great progress in providing materials electronically by way of websites, scriptures online, mobile applications, online videos, streamed radio content, and a huge online gospel library. Electronic means can provide materials more quickly, less expensively, and more directly to people who can use them. And multiple formats can make it more likely that people will engage with the materials.

For example, in addition to the printed text of general conference in the Church magazines and traditional CDs and DVDs, the Church also provides electronic text, audio, and video on, Mormon Channel radio, YouTube, iTunes, and BYU-TV. You can even get daily quotes from conference on Twitter ( There are a lot of ways to get conference, and no excuse not to watch it and study it over and over again.

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