Duty to God Introduction for Families

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  • 1. Young Men Duty to God
  • 2. Duty to God – Guidebooks
  • 3. Your Duty to God
  • 4. Duty to God - Overview
    • Complete goals for each guidebook
      • Family: 7-9 goals in family setting
      • Quorum: 7 goals in a quorum or mutual setting
      • Personal: 32 goals to accomplish individually
    • Service Project
      • Deacon: 10 hours
      • Teacher: 20 hours
      • Priest: 30 hours
    • Personal Journal
  • 5. Duty to God - Overview
    • Complete Goals, Service Project and Journal as outlined in guidebook and receive a Duty to God Certificate
    • Obtain a Duty to God Certificate for each office
      • Deacon
      • Teacher
      • Priest
    • Obtain all three certificates and receive the Duty to God award
  • 6. Duty to God – Goal Areas
    • Priesthood Duties and Standards
    • Family Activities
    • Quorum Activities
    • Personal Goals
      • Spiritual Development
      • Physical Development
      • Educational, Personal, and Career Development
      • Citizenship and Social Development
  • 7. Quorum Activities – 7 Goals
    • One talk each year
    • Baptisms for the dead
    • Participate in and teach quorum lessons
    • Invite less active or a new member to church
    • Learn and discuss many priesthood responsibilities and history
    • Participate in one quorum project each year.
    • Plus more
  • 8. Priesthood Duties and Standards
    • Keep the Commandments
    • Live Standards
    • Have daily personal Prayer
    • Read Scriptures
    • Attend Seminary and Sacrament Meeting
    • Keep Word of Wisdom
    • Pay full tithe
    • Fulfill sacrament duties
    • Home teach and gather fast offerings
  • 9. Spiritual Development – 8 Goals
    • Participate in a missionary preparation program, start mission fund, missionary spiritual preparation
    • Teach home teaching lessons
    • Bear testimony
    • Memorize the Articles of Faith
    • Learn and teach gospel principles
    • Much more…
  • 10. Physical Development – 8 Goals
    • Running 2, 5 and 10 km in specified time
    • Play and officiate in sports
    • Teach others sports and skills
    • Camping, Swimming, Hiking, Biking, First Aid, Lifesaving, Wilderness Survival, Cooking
    • Hobbies, Crafts, Musical
    • Sportsmanship
    • Much more…
  • 11. Citizenship and Social – 8 Goals
    • Plan and participate in combined activities, cultural events, social and family activities
    • Practice personal hygiene and manners
    • Attend community meetings
    • Crime prevention and law enforcement
    • Volunteer for community service
    • Much more…
  • 12. Educational, Personal and Career – 8 Goals
    • Improve reading, writing, arithmetic skills
    • Career and Vocational training
    • Language training
    • College entrance training
    • Reading
    • Safety training
    • Obtain, improve and perform musical talents
    • Much more…
  • 13. Duty to God Service Projects
    • Each young man must complete three significant service projects.
      • Deacon 10 hour project
      • Teacher 20 hour project
      • Priest 30 hour project
  • 14. Personal Journal
    • One of the best goals is to keep a journal
    • Minimum requirement is to fill in the journal section of the guidebook
    • Better if much more is written in a journal, notebook or additional paper.
  • 15. Aaronic Priesthood and Scouting
    • Duty to God award is a priesthood award
    • All young men are encouraged to earn the Eagle Scout Award
    • Scouting requirements may be used to fulfill many of the personal goals of the Duty to God program.
    • The eagle scout service project may count for one of the Duty to God service projects
  • 16. Deacon - Family Goals
    • Develop the habit of reading the scriptures daily. Read 1 Nephi through Mosiah.
    • Read For the Strength of Youth, and discuss with your parents the importance of standards and values.
    • Under the direction of your parents, organize and teach at least 4 family home evening lessons each year.
    • Keep a written record of your family history. Prepare a 4-generation pedigree chart.
    • With the help and permission of a parent, prepare at least 2 meals for your family.
    • Read the twelfth article of faith, and briefly describe to your parents your national government.
    • Perform at least 2 service projects for your family each year.
  • 17. Teacher - Family Goals
    • In the Book of Mormon, read Alma through Moroni, and discuss it with your family.
    • Study For the Strength of Youth. Discuss each topic with your parents.
    • Discuss with your parents the purpose of a patriarchal blessing. When ready, talk with them about obtaining it.
    • Under the direction of your parents, organize and teach at least 4 family home evening lessons each year.
    • Read in Gospel Principles or Principles of the Gospel, and teach 2 topics to your family.
    • Memorize the words and learn to conduct at least 3 hymns each year, 1 hymn in 2/4, 1 in 3/4, and 1 in 4/4 time.
    • Learn to prepare and use a simple budget. Keep a budget for at least 2 months.
    • Study and briefly describe to your parents your country’s constitution and the events that led to its creation.
    • Plan an activity in which you and your family serve a neighbor or relative. Carry out the activity together.
  • 18. Priest - Family Goals
    • Read the Book of Mormon. Discuss with your family the highlights from the book.
    • Read For the Strength of Youth, and discuss with your parents your experience in living gospel standards.
    • If you have not yet received your patriarchal blessing, begin making plans to do so.
    • Under the direction of your parents, organize and teach at least 4 family home evening lessons each year.
    • Read in Gospel Principles or Principles of the Gospel, and teach 2 topics to your family.
    • Read D&C 4, and discuss what it means to be prepared for your mission.
    • Talk to one or both of your parents about your career goals and how you are planning to achieve them.
    • Read D&C 134, and discuss with your parents how it relates to your responsibilities as a citizen.
    • Submit the name of one of your ancestors for temple work, or write a 500-word personal history.
    • Read Endowed from on High, and discuss it with your parents.
  • 19. Young Men Duty to God
  • 20. Guidebook for Parents and Leaders
    • Role of Parents
    • Role of Leaders
    • For the Strength of Youth
    • Duty to God Program
    • Young Women Personal Progress Program
    • Mutual
    • Teaching Leadership