This weekend, the Church announced that the Mutual theme for 2016 is 2 Nephi 31:20:
“Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.” (emphasis added)
The theme may be used to enrich Mutual opening exercises, as a topic for sacrament meeting talks by youth, or to provide focus for youth activities, including camps, youth conferences, and devotionals. Leaders are encouraged to emphasize any of the principles taught in this verse to help meet the needs of the youth they serve.
Resources for introducing the theme, including videos and music, will be available online by the end of 2015. Additional materials supporting the theme will be made available in Church magazines and on LDS.org throughout 2016.
Artwork: “The Light of the World” © by Brent Borup, BrentBorupStudio.com