Making the transition from seminary to institute

One of my responsibilities in our stake is to work with the young single adults, our YSA branch presidency, and the Institute Teacher. One of our biggest challenges is in getting the YSA to attend institute. When you are a youth in the Church, it is generally expected that you will attend seminary. Not everyone goes, […]

Old Testament Institute Lesson – Week 3 (Genesis 12 – 23)

Here is the next entry in my series from the Old Testament Institute class that I’m teaching. These notes cover Genesis 12 – 23. I have decided not to include any pictures since I’m not sure of copyright issues with them. To recap… I’m a Stake Institute Teacher. I teach a group of about a […]

Old Testament Institute Lesson – Week 2 (Genesis 3 – 11)

Here is the next entry in my series from the Old Testament Institute class that I’m teaching. These notes cover Genesis 3 – 11. I have decided not to include any pictures since I’m not sure of copyright issues with them. To recap… I’m a Stake Institute Teacher. I teach a group of about a […]

More on Elder Holland’s CES Devotional address

A couple of weeks ago I posted my notes from Elder Holland’s CES Devotional address. As you will probably recall, it was a great talk! I thoroughly enjoyed the talk, but the part that I’ve thought about many times in the last two weeks was regarding how we deal with people who appear to be […]

Old Testament Institute Lesson – Week 1 (Introduction, Genesis 1-2)

As I’ve mentioned before, my current calling is to be a Stake Institute Teacher. It is a very rewarding calling. I love meeting with the YSA and I love teaching, so it seems like a perfect calling. Previously we have studied the Pearl of Great Price, the Book of Mormon, The Gospel and the Productive […]

Seminary and Institute sub-domains at LDS.org

The LDS Media Talk blog recently posted about some excellent Flash-based scripture mastery pages. I assumed this would be on the LDS-CES.org site. I As I followed the link, I found that it had its own Seminary.LDS.org sub-domain. Not only is there information about scripture mastery, but there are links to the manuals, scriptures, and […]

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