1. Read and study The Doctrine and Covenants to be prepared for the
Gospel Doctrine lesson each week. (Optional: Also read and study the corresponding
material in the following Institute Manuals -- Doctrine and Covenants:
Religion 324 - 325 and/or Church History in the Fulness of Times: Religion
341 - 343)
2. Read and be prepared for the Relief Society Lessons from the Teachings
of Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay. Usually there are 2 of these
lessons each month. Check your own ward/stake calendar and schedule to
see what you need to read. Read these lessons before
they are covered in R.S.
3. Read each month's Ensign from cover to cover.
4. Read one conference talk each week from the most recent General Conference
Ensign (conference issues are November and May). Read and study on your
own, or share these talks with your family.
5. Read and memorize one hymn each month. Try to learn all the verses.
Ponder on the words of the hymn and write down any thoughts you have. Play
the hymn during the day -- CD's & tapes with or without words are available
through the Distribution Center, or listen free online at
(Optional: Write out the words to the hymns you have chosen as copywork.)
Listen to other uplifting music during your day.
6. Read the monthly speech selected.
7. Supplemental reading from the following list:
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THIS YEAR:
"A Witness and a Warning" by Ezra Taft Benson (a short book)
"Articles of Faith" by James E. Talmage
"A Marvelous Work and a Wonder" by LeGrand Richards
8. OPTIONAL -- Keep a Divinity Journal. In the journal you
can record any thoughts, impressions and spiritual experiences you may
have during your study. You could list scriptures that influence
you. Also include copywork of the hymns you memorize, passages from
any of the readings, and scriptures you especially like. Writing
summaries of the readings could also be an aspect of the Divinity Journal.