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Seminary and Institutes of Religion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced changes for seminary in 2021, including a further alignment with “Come, Follow Me” and a new reading requirement for seminary course credit.

Further Alignment with ‘Come, Follow Me’

A December 15, 2020, notice states that starting January 1, 2021, rather than following a 9-month study schedule for each seminary course, students will study the same course of study as “Come, Follow Me” for the entire year. In 2021, seminary students will study the Doctrine and Covenants, along with the rest of the Church.

Teachers will use the existing Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Seminary Teacher Manual for lesson materials. Students will not receive every lesson from the teacher manual in class, especially those lessons when school is not in session.

Reading Requirement Changes

Also beginning January 1, 2021, in order to get seminary course credit, students will need to read in that year’s book of scripture at least 75% of the semester calendar days.

“This change emphasizes the importance for students to develop a habit of daily scripture study to help deepen their understanding and reliance on Jesus Christ, His teachings and His Atonement,” the notice states.

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