• Jimmy Smith
10 episodes
Resources for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints preparing for a mission. Practical tips and spiritual advice for missionary preparation, including our 15 part series where we present the Church’s Mission Prep class.

Episodes

Mission Prep Class: Lesson 10: Teaching the Plan of Salvation (Part 1) – Video and Podcast
2020 Sep 2043m 38s
In this video and podcast, I am teaching Lesson 10 of the Mission Preparation class from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to my teenage kids. The lesson is called “Teaching the Plan of Salvation (Part 1)” and discusses our pre-Earth life, the creation, the Fall of Adam and Eve, and some aspects of our life on Earth such as physical and spiritual death.
Mission Prep Class: Lesson 9: Developing Christlike Attributes – Video and Podcast
2020 Aug 2350m 15s
In this video and podcast, I am teaching Lesson 9 of the Mission Preparation class from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to my teenage kids. The lesson is called “Developing Christlike Attributes” and discusses the importance of striving to become like Jesus Christ in order to be better servants of God and others during our missions and our entire lives.
Mission Prep Class: Lesson 8: Teaching the Message of the Restoration (Part 2) – Video and Podcast
2020 Aug 0941m 2s
In this video (above) and podcast (below), I am teaching Lesson 8 of the Mission Preparation class from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to my teenage kids. The lesson is called “Teaching the Message of the Restoration (Part 2)” and covers Joseph Smith’s First Vision and how the Book of Mormon and Spirit of God will testify that he was a true latter-day prophet of the Lord.
Mission Prep Class: Lesson 7: Teaching the Message of the Restoration (Part 1) – Video and Podcast
2020 Jul 2640m 41s
In this video (above) and podcast (below), I am teaching Lesson 7 of the Mission Preparation class from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to my teenage kids. The lesson is called “Teaching the Message of the Restoration (Part 1)” and covers the nature of God, how families are integral to God’s plan, the role of prophets , and the apostasy.
Mission Prep Class: Lesson 6: Preparing for Life as a Missionary – Video and Podcast
2020 Jun 1545m 18s
In this video (above) and podcast (below), I am teaching Lesson 6 of the Mission Preparation class from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to my teenage kids. The lesson topic is preparing for life as a missionary, particularly, how to prepare physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Mission Prep Class: Lesson 5: What is the Role of the Book of Mormon? – Video and Podcast
2020 Jun 0140m 15s
In this video (above) and podcast (below), I am teaching Lesson 5 of the Mission Preparation class from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to my teenage kids. The lesson topic is the role of the Book of Mormon in missionary work. For investigators, an essential part of conversion is receiving a witness from God that the Book of Mormon is true. For missionaries, a personal testimony of the Book of Mormon is also essential to share their message with power. The Book of Mormon is powerful evidence of the divinity of Jesus Christ and provides another testament of his life, mission, and atonement.
Mission Prep Class: Lesson 4: Teaching by the Spirit of God – Video and Podcast
2020 May 1746m 5s
In this video (above) and podcast (below), I am teaching Lesson 4 of the Mission Preparation class from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to my teenage kids. The lesson topic is Teaching by the Spirit of God. Missionaries must teach by the power of the Holy Ghost because it is the Spirit of God, not the missionaries or their words, that cause people to be converted to Jesus Christ.
Mission Prep Class: Lesson 3: Learning by the Spirit of God – Video and Podcast
2020 May 1141m 59s
In this video (above) and podcast (below), I am teaching Lesson 3 of the Mission Preparation class from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to my teenage kids. The lesson topic is Learning by the Spirit of God. Before missionaries can teach by the Spirit, which is essential, they first must come to understand how to learn by the Spirit.
Mission Prep Class: Lesson 2: Our Need for the Atonement of Jesus Christ – Video and Podcast
2020 May 0342m 1s
In this video (above) and podcast (below), I am teaching Lesson 2 of the Mission Preparation class from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to my teenage kids. The lesson topic is Our Need for the Atonement of Jesus Christ. When young people understand the blessings that only come through Jesus and have a testimony of his role as our Savior, they naturally will have desires to share the good news of the gospel by being a missionary.
Mission Prep Class: Lesson 1: The Missionary Purpose – Video and Podcast
2020 Apr 2750m 34s
In this video (above) and podcast (below), I am teaching Lesson 1 of the Mission Preparation class from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to my teenage kids. The lesson topic is the Missionary Purpose–to invite others to come unto Christ. While I am going by the Church’s Mission Prep manual, please remember this video is not a publication of the Church. I am simply a dad, teaching my children, and I’m sharing our lesson for others to enjoy.