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Class Information

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

The New Youth Curriculum: Insights and Understanding

Taught by Kelly Duffin


Day Time Location
Thursday, August 1 4 p.m. Ricks 161
Kelly Duffin

Kelly Duffin


Kelly Duffin enjoys teaching, particularly to the youth of the Church. A former bishop and counselor in a stake presidency, Duffin currently serves as the Young Men’s president in his ward. He is married to Sharla Braithwaite, whom he met while attending Ricks College. They are the parents of four children and currently live in Stansbury Park, Utah. Duffin is a graduate of Ricks College and Utah State University. He received a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He is employed by Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, and serves as the Operations Officer of Intermountain Medical Center.

Class Outline

Beginning in 2013, new curriculum for Aaronic Priesthood, Young Women, and youth Sunday School classes was introduced.  In this class, we will discuss how this new curriculum is being used to understand doctrine, teach gospel principles, and reaffirm standards for our youth today.  Examples of successful teaching moments will be shared.  Class participants will be invited to share their experiences in teaching with the new curriculum.

Learning Objectives:

  1. True doctrine should be the foundation of our gospel learning. (Handbook 2: Administering the Church 3.2.4: Teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ).
  2. From doctrine, we (and the youth) learn principles of conduct that teach us how to respond to daily challenges and obstacles.  (Conference Report, April 1994, Elder Boyd K. Packer. Conference Report, October 1993, Elder Richard G. Scott).
  3. Standards are the daily implementation of gospel principles. (Examples from For the Strength of Youth pamphlet).
  4. In order for true conversion to occur in our youth, knowing the doctrine is insufficient.  Rather, doctrine must also be understood in their hearts. (Increase in Learning, p.153, Elder David A. Bednar).
  5. An additional learning objective is for the participants to share and learn from successful teaching moments using the new curriculum. 

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