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Ecclesiastical Training — Provo Missionary Training Center — March 18, 2018

Ecclesiastical training, March 18, 2018

  • Mark Jarman spoke about MTC training.  He said
    • Be sure to emphasize the missionary purpose 
    • Teachers at the MTC emphasize how to plan for and teach lessons  
    • Learning the language is critical
    • Technology safeguards must be in place
  • MTC ecclesiastical leaders should:
    • Emphasize gospel doctrine 
    • Emphasize the use of scriptures as we teach
    • Emphasize how to recognize and respond to the Spirit 
    • Emphasize individual spirituality and strength of testimony.
  • Coming in the future: using core scriptures that teach gospel truths simply, and the need of simple, direct explanations of core doctrine.
  • What is doctrine?  Basic, core beliefs, eternal truths that deal with salvation.  Doctrine is constant, unvarying, and answers “why” questions.
  • Topics: doctrinal mastery, Godhead, Plan of Salvation, Atonement of Jesus, Dispensations – apostasy – restoration, revelation, priesthood, priesthood keys, ordinances, covenants, marriage and family, commandments
  • 1 Nephi 17:6, Mosiah 4:9, D&C 130:22, God is our Father, We are His children, God has a body, God loves us, God wants us to communicate with Him, we show our love by keeping his commandments.

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