Should there be a Gospel Principles Class Schedule?

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jaredsholar
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Should there be a Gospel Principles Class Schedule?

Postby jaredsholar » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:37 am

My understanding is that the Gospel Principles class is the only class that should not have the lessons taught in order...lesson 1, lesson 2, lesson 3, and so on. Per the church handbook the lessons should be discussed with the Ward Mission Leader or missionaries and a lesson selected that would be best suited for the participants (investigators or new members) to help with any concerns they may be having. For some reason, on lds.org, when I go to TOOLS and click on LESSON SCHEDULE and then on GOSPEL PRINCIPLES, is shows the lesson schedule being taught in order, one lesson after the other. Is this a mistake made by my ward, stake, or lds.org?

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Re: Should there be a Gospel Principles Class Schedule?

Postby mevans » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:41 pm

They can be setup however your unit desires. Apparently your unit has decided to publish a schedule in order, which is perfectly fine. Leaders can be inspired to do it this way.

For example...With the previous teacher in my ward the inspiration was to do the lessons in order. With the current teacher, the inspiration is to jump around. Sometimes the lesson is published on the schedule and sometimes it isn't. She updates the schedule as she sees fit.

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Re: Should there be a Gospel Principles Class Schedule?

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:22 pm

The lessons are in a very clear and logical order for someone who is attending the class from the beginning to the end. I like the idea of the class being taught in order in general, but temporarily deviated from if the teacher feels inspired to teach something else a particular week. Each lesson builds on the previous one to some extent...

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Re: Should there be a Gospel Principles Class Schedule?

Postby lajackson » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:29 am

It is also quite possible that someone just automatically loaded the classes, which would have defaulted to their numerical order. Those who wish to rearrange them then have to go in and make those adjustments.

I have always been fond of the idea of generally teaching them in order, with an occasional excursion at special times or when the Spirit prompts.

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Re: Should there be a Gospel Principles Class Schedule?

Postby drepouille » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:32 am

A few years ago when we had a stake sunday school president with a controlling personality, he sent out spreadsheet schedules for every class in the stake, including Gospel Principles class. I thought that was a bad idea.
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