Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the 2020 youth theme in a notice sent to general and local leaders, including ward and stake Young Men and Young Women leaders, on Aug. 1.
The theme is centered on 1 Nephi 3:7:
“And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.”
Parents and leaders are encouraged to teach principles from the theme scripture at home and at Church throughout the year, according to the notice. “This scripture emphasizes acting on revelation, which is an important aspect of the upcoming Children and Youth effort and other home-centered, Church-supported efforts.”
In addition, “the theme can be used as a topic for sacrament meeting talks given by youth and can provide focus for youth activities, camps, youth conferences, and devotionals. The theme is also emphasized during For the Strength of Youth (FSY) conferences worldwide,” according to the notice.
Church resources for the theme — including music, videos and art — will be available later this year at ChurchofJesusChrist.org.