A curriculum and teaching style introduced five years ago will now play an important role in the newly announced, shortened Sunday worship schedule.
While describing how the new schedule will work during the Saturday morning session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained that the "Come, Follow Me" curriculum, launched in 2013 and later adapted for all ages and auxiliary organizations, will enhance home gospel study for people and families.
"The new home-centered and church-supported curriculum needs to influence more powerfully family religious observance and behavior and personal religious observance and behavior," Elder Cook said. "We know the spiritual impact and the deep and lasting conversion that can be achieved in the home setting. Years ago, a study established that for young men and women the influence of the Holy Ghost most often accompanies individual scripture study and prayer in the home. Our purpose is to balance the church and the home experience in a way that will greatly increase faith, spirituality and deepen conversion to Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."