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Primary Auxiliary Leadership Training – March 2012 - Notes ‘Planting Seeds of Conversion’ 1. 2. 3.

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Sister Wixsom Is this really where I should be serving? –Kneel down and ask! He will confirm. Because we have been given much, we too must give. Serving in the Gospel changes our nature. When we focus on the ‘why’ of the Gospel – the confusion fades away. What is the ‘why’ of Primary? To teach and train our children to become stalwarts in the church. To help our children know of Jesus Christ and feel of His love for them. To gain a testimony of their own. Testimony is belief- conversion is the change. How do we plant those seeds? Conversion is a lifelong process. Baptism can be a defining moment in a child’s life by being an example of Jesus Christ. Help children understand that life is a path of covenants. Ideally, spiritual instruction happens in the home. But sometimes seeds of conversion don’t happen there. As Primary leaders we can be Saviors on Mt. Zion. Serve with love despite personal life events and mishaps. Don’t underestimate your service. Behind every disruptive child is a REASON. 11.3.2 – Ward Primary Presidency Meeting Plan ways to strengthen children and teachers. ‘Feed my lambs and feed my sheep’. President prayed about choosing the teacher. Three ways to strengthen the teachers – 1. Offer resources through TNGC (invite teachers to separate TNGC meeting) 2. Give public praise by recognizing teachers in front of the children. 3. Build personal relationships with them. We have undertaken a great work. We are helping children feel the Spirit. We are planting seeds of conversion. 18 months to 11 years old. How can we create the feeling of unity in Primary? Music Portion – Use scriptures, questions, and child involvement. Bear simple testimony of the truths of the Gospel. What situations require us to have courage? Teaching teachers Standing in front of teachers and bishopric Teaching in front of teachers (I’m not a teacher)

large primaries (sing quietly. “Tell me and I’ll forget . Copying. scriptures (underline).” Two important questions – What will the children do to learn? How can I help them feel the spirit? Engage by: using examples. 110 TNGC age characteristics. 3. Ask yourself ‘therefore.Involve me and I’ll understand. Use a variety of teaching methods. role play. How can we prepare the children for these moments? Teach the here and now. Primary Menu. we are teaching children. Prayerfully consider the instruction you’ve received. sing! LDS. the Lord will do wonders among you. what?’ ‘Determine 3 specific actions you will commit to implement. If we don’t show them which way to go – how will they know? We are not teaching lessons. Serving in the Church. and I promise you the Spirit will reveal the things that matter most for you. repetition (echo chamber).org/service/leadership/primary?lang=eng#ministering-to-children Mirror/Magnifying Glass When we focus on ourselves as teachers the children suffer.’ –President Ugdorf 1. pg. your family. Chap. questions. let children share and teach each other. 2. Games. 81 speaking positively Shoes Teach by the Spirit. 2. 1. Media Library. What did Mormon know at age 10 that he used later? Sanctify Yourselves – for tomorrow. They are becoming desensitized. I will do!” We must have courage! Heavenly Father will help us. movement. pg. memorizing. and your responsibilities. 3. SIMPLIFY. costumes.Show me and I’ll remember . hand signals.“I will go. Service. Use children’s creativity to learn songs. give them the opportunity to correct you. Gospel Art View Sharing Times: http://www. Sing. sing. Open your hearts and minds to the will of heaven. When we focus on them they will learn and testimonies will grow. 24 Navigation and Resources be flexible. Ask yourself the ‘why’ of your service. singing. Challenges: Same kids answering. . manual is the guide but follow the Spirit. Music plants seeds of conversion. How we teach makes a difference.