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From Church News: Gospel teaching guidelines given

Conversing about teaching in the church, the Sunday School general president reflects fondly upon his very recent visit to a ward in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Russell T. Osguthorpe shared the experience in a Jan. 19 Church News interview.

"Of course we use the manuals," he said, "but at this class I attended, what I thought was very impressive, the teacher had the manual open on the podium; she referred to it only a few times, sometimes for a question. She got superb participation from people, and she was able to build on that participation.

"When the class ended, she said, 'Thank you, brothers and sisters, for teaching this lesson. I am here to help facilitate our conversation about this doctrine.' The topic was foreordination, and we never diverted from that topic at all."

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This story is provided by the LDS Church News, an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is produced weekly by the Deseret News.