Yearly Theme and January’s Study Guide!

January 16, 2017

Hello friends! We have missed you! We’ve taken a few weeks off to be intentional about what 2017 holds for The Small Seed and are thrilled to share some of what we’re planning, as well as some exciting news.

First and foremost, we are so excited to share our 2017 theme with you, “Come Unto Christ.” Coming unto Christ is the main focus of all we hope to do here, and we look forward to growing in faith alongside of you as we focus on Christ together. We believe that “walking in [Christ’s] way is the greatest achievement of life” (Ezra Taft Benson), and are so excited to make this our main focus in 2017.

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To kick off our 2017 theme, we’ve chosen for January’s theme, “Discipleship.”

All too often when we think of the word “disciple” we can think of someone who is perfect, which, we don’t know about you, but this rarely looks like us. However “the word for disciple and the word for discipline both come from the same Latin root—discipulus, which means pupil. It emphasizes practice or exercise.” (James E. Faust) Being a disciple of Christ means that we are his students, learning from his life and daily struggling and practicing to understand the concepts and attributes that made him who He was. Christ is the way, the truth and the life, and we can Come Unto Him as we become His committed disciples.

That man or woman is most truly successful whose life most closely parallels that of the master.” Ezra Taft Benson

We look forward to spending the remainder of this month studying as disciples along with you, and are so excited to also announce that we will be continuing our monthly study guides! You can find this month’s guide at the end of this post.

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We are also excited to share some other exciting news with you including:

1- We are over the moon for our team member Tiffany Webster who has just signed a book contract all about her journey in coming unto Christ, and how it helped her overcome her battle with perfectionism and anxiety. We know this book will be a beautiful platform to bring others to Christ. Follow her over on Instagram at @tiffany.webster to get the latest updates!

2- We have just welcomed a few new team members, who are not only incredible but an answer to prayers, but incredible women. We can’t wait to introduce you to them!

3- We also just held our first Instagram Live, and loved hearing feedback from our community of other things you’d like us to see, and had some wonderful feedback we’ll be praying over. Among them were podcasts, live devotionals, and more. We would love to hear any other feedback of what you would love to see from us as well!

We can’t wait for all the good to come this year, and pray for all of you as we seek to Come Unto Christ together in 2017.

With Love,

The Small Seed Team

To download January’s Study Guide click below:

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7 Comments

  • Reply Ashley Quist January 16, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Hello The Small Seed! I am beyond excited and thrilled about your theme for 2017…and even more excited to start in on the study guides each month!! I am so grateful for all the work you give and the inspiration shared. Our focus for our ward Relief Society is right in sync. Our theme scripture is D&C 19:23. “Learn of me, Listen to my words, walk in the meekness of my spirit, and you shall have peace in me.” I love the Savior. I love how the spirit teaches. I am far from anywhere perfect in my study. But when I humbly seek Him, it’s amazing what an open heart can do. The wonderful story, The Road to Emmaus, reminds me much of that journey.

    One of my great loves is the scriptures and likening them to the everyday experience. With this “newer” found passion, I’ve started a little blog of my own, afreshlypaintedsoul.weebly.com. While it has been a little bit since I’ve published to the blog, I have continued writing and sharing my joy in this journey.

    If you are every looking for more help in writing or researching for topics, I would love to help. Learning more of my Savior is a sacred and humbling beautiful experience.

    Thank you for giving all people, no matter where they are on their road to discipleship, a place to land, and come unto Him.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Ashley Quist

  • Reply Becky Nielson January 17, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Thank you so much for your hard work and for sharing your talents and light with the rest of us!!

  • Reply Angie January 17, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Thank you so much! Your study guides have made such a wonderful difference in my personal scripture study.

  • Reply Sherry Terry January 20, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Thank you!!!

  • Reply Rebecca Petersen February 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Thank you for doing this! I am so excited to use these! I was looking for a link for the President Benson talk – I’m not finding a talk entitled ” A Christ- Centered Life” by President Benson. Is it the one “Come Unto Christ”? Thanks

  • Reply Rebecca Petersen February 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Thank you for doing this! I am so excited to use these! I was looking for a link for the President Benson talk – I’m not finding a talk entitled ” A Christ- Centered Life” by President Benson. Is it the one “Come Unto Christ”? Thanks

  • Reply Rachel Bevell McEwen February 1, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Hello! When will February study guide be available for download? Thank you

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