Mormon Seminary

If you know a Mormon well, you may know about something called Seminary.  Seminary is a class that most Mormon teenagers take, that strengthens their knowledge about their church.  As a member of the Mormon Church, I have had the opportunity to attend a year of Seminary.  I have had many great experiences, and I hope to learn more the more I attend in the future.

In Seminary, we study the basic history of our religion, and mainly these three books: The Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, and another account called the Doctrine and Covenants.  As we learn more about the history of the early church, we learn of the great example of other people, in which gives us an example to follow, giving us motivation to be better people.

In my experience, Seminary hasn’t only given me knowledge, and made me a better person.  Blessings come after attending Seminary.  For me, Seminary required sacrifice.  I had to wake up early, at 6:00 am every day, on week days to attend.  I could have slept, or studied during that time.  The blessings that came were so much better then the sacrifice I had made.  During the school year, I found myself without my HW in my backpack, and I would not have gotten credit for it.  But, that day a teacher was not at school, so that class was cancelled.  The next day I brought it to school, and I got full credit.  Another example: I had not adequately studied for a test, but the material I didn’t study was not on the test.  Many more situations and experiences happened to me during the year.

At first I thought all these blessings were a huge coincidence.  But after a while I found that all those days I had gone to seminary without a doubt in my mind that it was more important.  I know that it was God blessing me in those experiences.  Because of that knowledge, I know that my priority is my religion and nothing else over it.  I’m thankful for it, and I hope to keep it up as well.

In the end, Seminary isn’t a burden.  It’s an opportunity for me to show God I’m willing to follow his amazing example.

4 thoughts on “Mormon Seminary

  1. Natalie

    Jackson–I’m impressed by anyone who can routinely wake up and be anywhere by 6AM. 🙂 What is your favorite part about Seminary?

    I really enjoyed your post and am excited to hear more from you!

    1. Jackson Post author

      Probably the friendships I made with people I didn’t know as well. But, like you said, it really helped me with a daily schedule.

  2. Juliana

    I never went to seminary because by the time I joined the Church I was too old for it. But institute of religion was the first on many words in my Mormon dictionary of new words. A friend of mine once told me she had to go to something called seminary once and I started asking her some questions about it. What turned out to happen is that she invited me to come to Church with her one day. I went and felt really good about it. I not only came to know what seminary was but all that I needed to know in order to join the Church. So yes, I am grateful for seminary and for my friend who by just mentioning it to me got me engaged in a greater cause: becoming part of the Church and receiving so many blessings.


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