General Conference is a special time twice a year when members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gather to hear from living prophets and apostles. Around the world, members meet in chapels and homes to listen to the talks, learn more about Jesus Christ, and receive inspiration. We’ve created this list of General Conference essentials to help you and your family get the most out of this experience!
Sitting for two days can be difficult for children. No matter which sessions you decide to try and sit them down for, these free activity pages are sure to help. They come with coloring pages, places to take notes, and fun activities. They are available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
If you don’t want an entire packet, consider these printable coloring bookmarks. There are space and floral designs available, and each bookmark says “I Am a Child of God.” You print off as many as you need at home and cut them out. If you’d like, you can also purchase physical copies so the printing is taken care of for you. See them here!
Women’s Session Printables
Did you enjoy the Women’s Session of General Conference this year? Then you’ll love these printable 8.5″ x 11″ posters. You can get the “I am a certain woman” poster inspired by Linda K. Burton for free here. You can also get the 3-pack of posters for $1.99.
It is so important to write down revelation during General Conference. No matter how you like to take notes, take them! If you hate taking notes, make sure to sit down and ponder what you learned after each session and write them down. We prefer sturdier journals and notebooks for General Conference, especially if you use them as a scripture study/revelation journal. You’re more likely to use them and refer back to them! You can see an entire collection of journals and notebooks here.
By the Voice of My Servants CD
Veteran LDS songwriters and producers Tyler Castleton and Wayne Burton have partnered to set some of the most memorable conference messages to music in this pioneering project unlike any other! Latter-day Saints of all ages will enjoy this additional way to emphasize and remember the counsel of inspired servants of the Lord. It is perfect to listen to as you prepare and long after General Conference is over. Get it here!
We’re With You
The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gather together in this exciting new book. With chapters such as “Recognizing Spiritual Promptings,” “Applying the Atonement,” “Uncovering Your Life’s Work,” “When Blessings Are Delayed,” and many more, the Brethren address issues that are of particular interest and concern to young adults, though readers have found the counsel applicable to people of all ages. These bite-sized excerpts are perfect for pondering, sharing, and discussing. Learn more about it here.
FHE Lesson to Plan
Go into General Conference prepared! Use our free FHE lesson to discuss how you can receive revelation and cherish the time we have to listen to our Church leaders. See the entire lesson here!
FHE Lesson to Review
Once General Conference is over, make sure to have an FHE lesson about what you’ve learned and how you can apply the messages to your daily lives. This FHE lesson will help you do just that.
A Way to Watch
To enjoy General Conference, you need to watch General Conference. Luckily, there are lots of ways to tune in. You can watch it at your local chapel or stake center. It can be streamed live on LDS.org, YouTube, and through Mormon Channel. You can also watch it through BYUtv. For a full list of viewing options provided by the Church, including session times, click here!
If you’re watching at home or gathering for a potluck in between sessions, don’t forget the cinnamon rolls! They’re a General Conference tradition for many (though we’re not sure how it got started). Got a favorite recipe? Leave it for us in the comments below.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.