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Church Announces Change to Seminary

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I'm curious about your thoughts about this change because it doesn't make a ton of sense to me personally.


Beginning in 2020, the course of study for seminary will shift to an annual calendar and classes will study the same book of scripture used for the Come, Follow Me curriculum each year. Students will continue to attend seminary according to the academic calendar for the school system they attend. To assist in the transition, seminary classes will adjust their curriculum schedule to teach the first half of the New Testament, beginning June 2019 through the remainder of the calendar year.

Making this change will enhance the home-centered, Church-supported approach to gospel study through a unified study at home, Sunday School, and seminary. We encourage all youth to fully participate in seminary as they seek to increase their love for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and deepen their conversion to the restored gospel.



Does doubling up on Come Follow Me for Seminary just add on to the repetition these kids are getting at church. To me it sounds like that could be a very redundant/boring approach to gospel learning. Also, the timing of changes to match the calendar year instead of the school year, starting this June, seems odd.



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I am not a fan of making everyone study the same thing at the same time for all things. I agree that it may easily become redundant and boring for some individuals. I acknowledge that Sunday school lessons cannot come close to covering all the material and so it does leave areas where other classes/meetings can cover new material. 

It is an approach that has some merit - to ensure the saints are taught the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ in a consistent manner throughout the Church. I am willing to support it without much grumbling....except here. 

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