Tag: leadership helps

July 6, 2012
What if Seminary was foever cancelled?

Last week I read a blog entry from Leading LDS titled "What if Elder's Quorum was Forever Cancelled". It really got me to thinking about the meetings we hold in the Church. Would people have missed Relief Society if it was cancelled when I was president? How about now in Seminary? Do my students consider […]

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November 5, 2008
Magnifying your Calling

This object lesson requires a magnifying glass, a sunny day , a piece of paper, and just a regular piece of glass. Take your class or family outside and give one person the magnifying glass and another person the normal glass. See who can burn a hole in the paper. The lesson could take many […]

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September 6, 2008
Temple Work

Hold up the candy and say " I need a volunteer, and maybe this will encourage you," Give the volunteer the opened candy bar and say this is your task "eat chocolate, but you cannot bend your arms or waist or legs. Imagine that you don't have joints." Have her struggle for a bit and […]

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September 6, 2008
Importance of lesson preparation

This activity explains different ways teachers present the gospel. 1) you can simply share the cake with your hand, and without care give it to your brother; or 2)you can prepare this peace of cake carefully, put on a plate and give it. You can compare this experience with the way you teach the gospel […]

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July 26, 2008
Utilizing Internet Tools to Fulfill the Three-fold Mission of the Church

With the increase in use of social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook, LDS church members are finding exciting ways to preach the gospel and fulfill their callings using online tools. Proclaiming the Gospel LDS App - This clever Facebook App will help you share information about your faith more easily on Facebook. "Most Church […]

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June 28, 2008
Making Time in our Life for the Lord Pays Off

Beforehand, fill the jar with large rocks, then pour rice into the jar with the rocks until the rice fills all the empty space between the rocks.  Then pour the rice and rocks out of the jar and put them into separate containers. LESSON:  It is hard to fit everything in our lives.  Almost everyone […]

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December 17, 2007

Display nice cake. Ask who would like a piece. Sometimes no one will take a piece as they smell a rat! I'll then cut a nice piece for one of the leaders - given on the china with a nice napkin and fork. They usually tell me how tasty it is and then the girls […]

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March 19, 2006
Team work does make a difference

Items needed a pole or yard stick string cut into 4-5 foot lengths Have someone tie their string to the pole and see if they can pull the stick off the ground and try to make it stand straight up. Then have some one else tie their string on and see if it works with […]

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March 5, 2006
The Unprepared Teacher's Message

When teaching primary teachers the importance of being prepared and knowing their lesson material relate it to the cake, which is on display. Talk about how desirable it is, how it took time to prepare it and make it. Compare this to the lesson manuals and helps put out by the church for teaching. They […]

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February 24, 2006
Family Unity

Items needed two candybars Place a candy at each side of the room. Have two people come up and link arms, back to back. Tell them they have 10 seconds to get their respective candy bar. When you say go they will each begin pulling the other one in the opposite direction, one will either […]

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