“In the ordinances … the power of godliness is manifest” (D&C 84:20).
The outlines in this unit will help the young women understand the ordinances and covenants of the gospel. The experiences they have in this unit can help them appreciate and honor the covenants they have already made and look forward to ordinances they will receive in the future, including the ordinances of the temple. They will learn about the guidance and protection they and their families receive when they “make and keep sacred covenants [and] receive the ordinances of the temple” (Handbook 2: Administering the Church , 10.1.2).
What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?
Why are temple ordinances important?
How do I receive the gift of the Holy Ghost?
What covenants did I make at baptism
Why are covenants important in my life?
Why are ordinances important in my life?
Consider how you can plan activities that connect with what the youth are learning. A youth activities site is available to assist you. Many of the learning activities in these outlines could also serve as effective Mutual activities. Work with class presidencies to select and plan appropriate activities that reinforce what the young women learn on Sunday.
The following experiences from Personal Progress relate to the lessons in this unit:
- Faith value experience 4
- Divine Nature value experience 4
- Knowledge value experiences 4
- Choice and Accountability value experience 5
- Virtue value experiences 3 and 4