侦察员主导的部队博客 #6: “指导的发现”和转换

比尔 · 查普曼

我们作为LDS Scouters目标是独一无二的. 这是: “帮助年轻人成为转换为耶稣基督的福音,履行神圣的角色” (青年男子辅助培训). 年轻人总院长会议提出三种方法来实现这一目标:

  1. 与他们同在.
  2. 用天上它们连接起来.
  3. 让他们引.

This blog focuses on the second principle, “Connect them with heaven.” We all want our Scouts to become converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. But how can we help them become converted on a campout, at a troop meeting or other Scout activity?

As Scouters, we may feel a need to be in total control. We want to see “results” and “make things happen.” In contrast, the Lord’s way of influencing us is only “by persuasion, 通过长期遭受苦难, 由温柔,温柔, 和爱慥; 以德, 和纯粹知识, 这将极大地扩大没有假冒的灵魂, and without guile—” (D&C 121: 41-42).

One approach to creating an atmosphere where the Spirit can speak to our Scouts is called “guided discovery.” The word “discover” means to “show interest in (an activity or subject) for the first time” (Oxford Dictionaries Online, “discover”). One Scouter has described “guided discovery” as “an approach where Scouts are asked a question which leads them to examine a situation and then discover the best way to proceed” (The Guided Discovery Process, Larry Green).

The key to applying the principle of “guided discovery” is to focus on our Scouts, not ourselves. The Church’s online “青年男子辅助培训” includes training videos such as “Help Us Discover the Gospel.” This video illustrates the importance of using the “discovery” method to help connect our youth with heaven.

As shown in this video, Elder Bednar has taught the importance of self-reliance in gospel education in this way: “As parents and gospel instructors, you and I are not in the business of distributing fish; rather, our work is to help our children learn ‘to fish’ and to become spiritually steadfastSuch learning requires spiritual, 心理, and physical exertion and not just passive reception” (大卫 A. Bednar, “Watching with All Perseverance,” 180th Annual General Conference).

This approach is how the Savior taught. When the Savior wanted His disciples to really learn, He didn’t just talk; He listened, answered their questions, and invited them to “discover the gospel for (自己)” (“Help Us Discover the Gospel"视频); (着重线后加).

Teaching in the Savior’s way is not usually teaching with “lectures or long sermons; it invites real, heartfelt questions” (“Help Us Discover the Gospel”). As shown in the above training video, before Jesus answered Nicodemus’ questions about baptism, he listened carefully; 然后, he gave short answers. The Savior guided His pupils to “discover” the truths of the gospel in their own way and in their own time. We can do the same.

In the “Help Us Discover the Gospel"视频, one teacher observes, “As much as I want to pour into their heads everything I’ve learned and have in my heart, I can’t do it. They have to find it for themselves. And so that’s what my challenge is, it’s to help them to feel and learn for themselves.”

How do we help our Scouts “discover” gospel principles for themselves? We can ask more questions, listen to our Scouts and guide them without lecturing. As we follow these principles, we can help create a setting where our Scouts can become converted to the gospel for themselves.

 

-比尔·查普曼住在圣克莱门特, 加利福尼亚州, and loves to surf, 试运转, 背包, 营地, 做户外什么, 看着年轻人通过侦察计划实现亚伦祭司的目的. 此消息中表示的意见只是那些作者.

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  1. Casey J. 说:

    Great topic, 条例草案! Thanks for the guidance.

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