Youth invited to Jan. 28 worldwide discussion event on discipleship

2024 youth theme, ‘I am a disciple of Jesus Christ,’ will be the focus

Youth are invited to gather on Sunday, Jan. 28, for a worldwide discussion on discipleship.

The 2024 youth theme — “I am a disciple of Jesus Christ” (3 Nephi 5:13) — is the focus of the event.

The evening will include a 45-minute-long prerecorded video broadcast featuring Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Young Men General President Steven J. Lund said this will not be a typical broadcast. 

“Youth will have the opportunity to become engaged as the presentation is stopped for local discussions and then resumed,” he said. “We hope families will talk together and youth groups will share with adult leaders. It will make the experience so much more meaningful.”

The broadcast will have three questions for youth to discuss with others in their group, said Young Women General President Emily Belle Freeman in a social media post.

“Gather at a home, a backyard campfire, at the beach or in your church. You decide,” she wrote. “We can’t wait to hear what you learn about discipleship.”

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A suggested outline of the event is as follows:

  • Ask a youth to conduct the meeting.
  • Begin with music and a prayer provided by youth.
  • Watch the video together.
  • Pause when prompted to discuss questions as a group (invite someone ahead of time to facilitate discussion as needed).
  • Close with a prayer. 
  • Spend time afterward as desired.

Where to find the Worldwide Youth Discussion video

Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. | Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

A news release on explained that the prerecorded video will be available in Cantonese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. The video in these languages will publish on the broadcast page and Gospel Library on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 6 a.m. MST to be available for viewing as a group on Jan. 28.

The video may also be streamed on demand from:

The Book of Mormon and 2024 youth theme

The 2024 youth theme comes from the Book of Mormon, which is the focus of this year’s “Come, Follow Me” study.

In President Freeman’s post on the Young Women Worldwide Facebook and Instagram pages, she invited youth to carry a Book of Mormon with them everywhere they go.

“Put one in your backpack. Take it in the car. Keep it next to your bed, and remember to bring it to breakfast. Then, instead of scrolling through social media, sometimes you can open the pages of the Book of Mormon and read,” she said.

She also invited the youth to memorize the entire scripture in 3 Nephi 5:13 and this year’s youth theme, saying she put it up by her mirror where she can see it every day.

“And if you haven’t added this year’s song to your playlist, you might want to,” President Freeman said. “It’s a good one.”

2024 youth theme music and other resources

The 2024 youth album and theme song, printable artwork, activity ideas and other information about the theme can be found at

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