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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

The Gospel Menu in Bite-Size Pieces: Learn it! Live It! Love It!

Taught by Scott and Angelle Anderson

Sessions

Day Time Location
Saturday, August 3 1 p.m. Taylor Chapel
Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson

Biography

Dr. Anderson attained a B.A. degree from the University of Utah in Psychology, a M.A. from BYU in Counseling and Guidance, and his doctorate from BYU in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Anderson has been teaching in the LDS Church Education System since l973. He is a faculty member at the Sandy Institute of Religion and also teaches Institute at Roseman University and Neumont University. He has lectured in various settings including BYU Education Weeks, multiple Especially for Youth programs, and other conferences focusing on youth, marriage and family. Anderson is also a published author.

He has seven children with five married and a daughter who returned from her mission in Japan this June.

Anderson and his wife, Angelle, reside in Bluffdale, Utah. They have been married for 41 years and are the parents of seven children and grandparents to an ever-growing number of remarkable grandchildren who reside in California, Colorado, Georgia, California, and Utah.

As a young man he served as a missionary in southern Germany. Since then he has been a leader and teacher in various ward and stake organizations including a bishop and is currently serving in the Stake Presidency of the Riverton Young Single Adult Stake. He has also served on a general board writing committee.

He enjoys construction work, writing and research, sports of all kind, family history and humanitarian service. He had a great time running a marathon with his daughter.

Angelle Anderson

Angelle Anderson

Biography

Angelle Anderson received a B.A. from BYU specializing in Elementary Education.

Past accomplishments include serving as president of a non-profit organization that produces materials for families. At the moment she teaches various Education Week classes focusing on home, family, and marriage. Topics of specialty include teaching families the gospel in the home, family traditions, wholesome family recreation, homemaking, and helping mothers in their divine calling.

Anderson and her husband, Scott, reside in Bluffdale, Utah. They have been married for 41 years and are the parents of seven children and grandparents to an ever-growing number of remarkable grandchildren who live in California, Colorado, Georgia, and Utah.

Previous church service includes leadership positions in Primary, Relief Society and Young Women. She has served as a stake and ward missionary and as a teacher in various ward and stake auxiliaries. Anderson is currently supporting her husband in his calling as a member of the stake presidency in the Riverton Young Single Adult Stake

She is a homemaker, professional seamstress, and enjoys family history. Anderson serves on the Bluffdale Arts Advisory Board and makes costumes for community and high school plays. She also enjoys gardening, reading, blogging, home design, and decorating. Above all she loves being a wife, mother, and grandmother.

Class Outline

This class will center on sharing ideas and inspiration for teaching, learning, and living the gospel in our homes. Enjoyable, enriching, and effective ways to capitalize on the myriad of Church resources, counsel, and information available for families will be presented. We will look at youth and primary curriculum and talk about some simple suggestions to integrate the monthly themes into our gospel study as families, as well as into our routines, traditions, and recreational activities. We will also discuss how relying on the promises made to faithful families will help us in creating and maintaining gospel-centered homes, in which the influence of the spirit will bring us closer to Christ and closer to each other.

There is an incredible need for effective ways to teach our families the gospel. The Church has many, varied resources for us to use. With a plan in place, we can be successful!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Having a plan can increase our effectiveness as parents
  2. Follow the structure of a ward. Teaching, Meetings, Activities, Fellowship
  3. Monthly theme and weekly Family Home Evening lessons and activities on related topics
  4. Learn a hymn/primary Song each month
  5. Memorize scriptures together
  6. Read and learn related quotes form the prophets and share scripture, family history, and other stories
  7. Have an "end of the month" wholesome recreational activity to carry out and solidify what you have learned during the month
    • Organize teaching materials and resources
    • Get everyone on board and involved
  8. Divide and conquer: Organizing topics into a year of gospel study
    • Topics and themes: one idea is to use the Primary and Youth themes. 
  9. Extending teaching and learning
    • Keeping records
    • Inviting others to participate and doing missionary work "Creating a gospel-sharing home is the easiest and most effective way that we can share the gospel." Elder Ballard, Ensign May 2006

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