Jerry M. Perkins
DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
- 210-H JSB
COURSE OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS
PHILOSOPHY OF THE COURSE:
My goal is to sincerely welcome you to the study of this wonderful book of scripture, the Doctrine and Covenants and do my
very best to help you learn the magnificent principles of the gospel taught by the Lord to the Saints in the Latter-days.
To learn these
principles, we will do the following:
Before each class period, you are asked to intensely study the Doctrine and Covenants sections that are assigned for
that class period and the Doctrine and Covenants Student Manual for those sections assigned, underlining key verses, making comments in
the margins, referring to cross references, pondering, using the student manual to augment your learning, and asking God to help you
understand what you are reading and how it applies in your life.
As you are studying, you are asked to keep a journal of your discoveries, questions, thoughts, and perhaps even
inspiration given to you while you’re studying.
This journal is designed to help you synthesize, summarize, and organize your thinking and
learning regarding the sections studied, so that you can make the principles of the Doctrine and Covenants a key part of your life and your
The greatest learning in this class will occur when you, along with the Holy Ghost, ponder the Doctrine and Covenants
during your personal study sessions.
You are asked to faithfully attend class, each day, not because of the teacher or the grade, but because this class can
become a marvelous forum for you to ponder, with your peers, the powerful scriptures that you just studied.
In class, you will be asked to
think, share, teach, respond, wonder and then listen to your colleagues doing the same thing.
We are seeking to establish a wonderful
forum of mutual teaching and learning that can make the principles of the Doctrine and Covenants come alive.
You will be asked to take opened-scripture tests (closed everything else), which are designed to be a study session
which will help you synthesize all your leaning into a composite whole.
The test questions will act as a springboard for you to intensely
review what you have learned in the Doctrine & Covenant sections you studied for that specific test.
Since the tests are opened-scripture, all your notes in the scriptures, written in class or in your personal study sessions,
will be available to help you in taking the test.
This then rewards you for making intensive comments in your scriptures, and these
comments can be of great use to you at a later time when you are serving in a calling, being a parent, teaching a friend, or seeking an
answer to a personal problem or question.
Our goal is to have your study of the Doctrine and Covenants benefit you for years to come.