Clane (and friends) were recently featured in our local magazine,
The story features the dedication of young seminary students
who at 6:00 each weekday morning get up to study, learn and
attend seminary classes instructed by volunteer teachers in our
church congregation (thank you, Brother Smith!).
My girls love it.
They don't love waking up early, but they love
the wonderful kick-start to their day.
Their personal relationship with Jesus Christ is strengthened
daily, thanks in part to seminary first thing in the morning.
I attended four years of seminary in Utah,
but I NEVER had to wake up early to attend my classes.
Seminary was an elective class period for me,
and I didn't see it as a personal sacrifice like I have observed
it has been for my girls. Man, these kids are SO good!
What is Seminary:
"Seminary is a worldwide, four-year religious educational
program for youth ages 14 through 18. It is operated by
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
but is open to teenagers of all faiths.
In seminary, students and their teachers meet each weekday
during the school year to study scripture.
The curriculum is organized in a sequential or chapter by chapter manner.
Instruction concentrates on a different volume of scripture each year,
rotating between the following four courses:
Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon
and Doctrine and Covenants and Church History.
By the time a student graduates from seminary,
he or she will have completed the study of all
of the standard works of scripture."