Yesterday during the Priesthood session of General Conference, Brother David L. Beck announced an overhaul to the Duty to God program for young men.
Being a Jane, not a Jack, I wasn’t there to get all the details.
However, I do know the new books will be available in June and I know I’ll have all the new requirements on the America Jane website as soon as they become available.
Apparently the new program will have a structure that encourages young men to learn about and then put into action gospel principles and priesthood responsibilities. That’s topped off with opportunities to share what they’ve learned with others.
Sounds interesting! I’m anxious to see it.
I like this quote I found from Brother Beck’s talk: “When God entrusts you with His sacred priesthood, He shows great confidence in you.”
How true that is. As parents and leaders, we should to all we can to instill a sense of reverence for the power of the priesthood and to impress upon the minds of these young men what it means to honor that priesthood in their daily lives.
Update: The Church has a site devoted to the new program. Right now it’s just a FAQ section (in about 20 different languages), but eventually the new book will be online. I’ll keep you posted when that becomes available.