I have this amazing friend, Danielle. Each week she is stuck in the car with me for 2 hours as we drive to and from our weekly ‘Gathering’ for Pathway (haven’t heard of Pathway, check it out HERE!). For two hours we talk about all kinds of things. A few weeks ago she shared something with me that her Religion teacher shared with her, and she told me I needed to make a printable. Her teacher had shared a great system to studying the General Conference talks, I loved the idea, so I told her that I would do it! Today I am sharing my General Conference Note Sheets and Mini Binder Sheets with you. I hope you like them and put them to good use.
When my friend told me about this great idea, I thought of creating it on a normal piece of paper, which I did, but I have this obsession with these cute little mini-binders (pictured above). I have quite a few laying around my house just waiting to be used, so I decided to create some General Conference Note sheets that would fit into mini-binders as well. You can find these cute mini binders at Target (sometimes in the Dollar Spot), here is one that I found online.
General Conference Note Sheets
Here is a peek at the full sized General Conference Note Sheet that I created. The original idea was to come up with 3 questions and write them down at the top of your sheet of paper. You would use one sheet of paper for each talk, so you will be writing these questions onto each sheet. Next, you write the speaker’s name, the date (either the date you read it or the date of the talk), and then you write the title/topic.
The next section is split into 4 square sections: “Scriptures Explained”, “Doctrine Explained”, “Personal History Shared”, and “Warnings/Promises”. The last section is a ‘To-Do’ section.
You could use these General Conference Note Sheets any way you’d like. You could fill in each of the squares when you hear/read anything that answers one of your questions. You could also focus on the topic of each talk, and write down anything that has to do with that topic (scriptures, doctrine, personal history, etc.).
The ‘To-do’ section is where you will apply the teachings to your life. Write down the things that you need to do in order to apply those teachings or promptings that you receive while you study.
Print as many of these pages as you’d like and keep them in a binder or folder. I just shared my 22 Weeks of General Conference Study Guide (HERE) that you could use as well to help you study each of the General Conference addresses.
General Conference Notes Mini-Binder
As I said before, I am a little obsessed with cute little mini binders (like this one from Target), so if you are like me, then my mini-binder sheets will be perfect! These sheets are set up just like my 8.5″ X 11″ sheet, but they look just a little different and are a smaller size (5.5″ X 8.5″). The first sheet has space for you to write down your 3 questions and the speaker information, but under that I included ‘speech bubbles’ for you to write down favorite quotes from each of the talks.
The next two pages are the 4 sections: “Scriptures Explained”, “Doctrine Explained”, “Personal History Shared”, and “Warnings/Promises”. Another page has 2 sections: “How Will I apply These Teachings to My Life” and the “To-Do” section.
I also included a blank sheet of lined paper that you could use to write down any other notes, quotes, or ideas that you may have. If you are going the mini-binder route, then I couldn’t leave you without your very own mini version of my ’22 Weeks of General Conference,’ so I create 2 mini versions of that as well. There is one that has the months labeled, and one with blank months.
Since the mini sheets are 5.5″ X 8.5″ I was unable to fit two to a sheet. 🙁 But they are black and white, so I hope that will make up for having to print a mini sheet onto a whole sheet of paper. 😉
I hope you enjoy my General Conference Note Sheets, and use them to study the April 2017 General Conference talks. These would make such a great Visiting Teaching gift or a great challenge for the youth. How will you use these General Conference Note Sheets? I would love to hear if you use them, and if you like them, so let me know by leaving a comment.
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