“Programs of the Church are home-centered and Church-sponsored,” said Mike Magelby, director of the curriculum for the Church. “Your study starts at home. You will get the doctrine and learn things from the home manual.”
Brian J. Hansbrow, a curriculum developer for the Church, added, “(Research has) found that scripture study in the home — personal religious devotion — had a greater impact on conversion than anything else." Learn more about how the Church is using this information to create a new curriculum for next year.
Early in July, the Church announced that a series of resources — “Come, Follow Me” for home, Sunday School and Primary — will be available for classes beginning in January 2019.
A sneak peek into what Church curriculum will look like in the future was the topic of a course at BYU’s Education Week, held Aug. 21-24. A group of Church employees who have worked on developing the new curriculum offered the presentation.
Although many of the same principles used in the current “Come, Follow Me” youth curriculum will be applied in the new home, Sunday School and Primary courses, a major component to the curriculum has changed.