2016 LDS Sharing Time Ideas for September Week 4: I can be a missionary now.

2016 Sharing Time Outline Theme: "I Know the Scriptures Are True"

September 2016 Sharing Time Topic: The Gospel Will Be Preached in All the World

September 2016 Scripture: “This gospel shall be preached unto every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people” (D&C 133:37).

September 2016 Song: Your Choice (Review for Program)

September Week 4 Topic: I can be a missionary now.


Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine.

Sharing Time Instruction:

Jesus Christ in a white robe, walking along the banks of the sea and calling out to a group of fishermen, who are pulling their nets into their boat.
Image can be downloaded from lds.org Calling of the Fishermen by Harry Anderson (62496); GAK 209; GAB 37
Show the primary children the picture of Jesus and his Apostles: Calling of the Fishermen or show this Mormon Message video, "Fisher's of Men". Ask the primary children what it means to be a fisher of men?  Read the following scripture, Matthew 4:18-22. Discuss with the primary children that being fisher's of men, means they are missionaries, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, "I can be a missionary now".

Explain to the primary children that they can be a fisher of men, or a missionary right now!! Show the primary children the paper fish, place them on the floor or in a little make shift pond. Explain that on the fish are ways they can be a missionary now.  Invite a primary child to come up and try to catch on of the fish with the fishing poll. (The fishing poll can be made by either a long stick or a wooden dowel. Tightly secure some string, rope or jute onto the end of the poll. On the other end of the string secure a magnet. Use fish printables in the download above. Print out the fish onto card stock and then print the ways to be a missionary on the other side, cut out and on the paper fish place a paper clip)

When the primary child catches the fish, read what it says on the fish and discuss it as a primary. Ask them questions, give them scenarios about the topic. Continue until each fish has been caught.

To close share you testimony on how we can be missionaries right now, no matter what age we are.

What's on the FISH??? How to be a missionary now.... (see printable above)

Be a good example
Pray for missionary opportunities
Listen and follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost
Invite friends to church & activities
Invite a friend to FHE
Invite a friend to a baptism
Talk about church in your every day life (We did the funnest activity at scouts last night)
Prepare yourself to be a missionary (say your prayers, read your scripture, keep the commandments)

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that these ideas were helpful. Below are the other topics for the months as well as more ideas and resources.

Want more ideas:

Click this link for past Sharing Time post: LDS Primary Sharing Time Ideas

***Basic ideas for this sharing time came from the 2016 Outline for Sharing Time, you can find a link here: 2016 Outline for Sharing Time


  1. This is such a simple yet straight-forward marvelous way to get a gospel principle to a child's heart. Thank you for putting the time to make other primary teachers job. like myself, a heck a lot easier!

  2. I've been looking all over the internet for an idea for this week. I really like this one. I'm going for it! Thank you!

  3. Thank you for the wonderful printable. I know this will be great in my sharing time lesson this week.

  4. This is exactly what I was looking for! This is adorable. Thank you so much for spending so much time to help others. You amaze me. Our primary will really love this! Thanks again!

    1. Thanks you so much Jen for your very sweet comment!! Hope your primary enjoys it, feels the spirit and gains a better understanding of the doctrine :)

  5. Thank you so much for this great idea! This will make the lesson more fun! From a happy primary teacher in Ireland! ;)

    1. Yay! Thank you Anne!! So excite to hear you are using the ideas in Ireland :)

  6. I don't see where we can download the fish at. I clicked on the fish but it just shows me the picture?

    1. I hope you were able to find it. All of my printables for each lesson are included by clicking the Free Printable Download button, before the Sharing time instructions. :)

  7. I can't find the fish printables only the picture you posted. Where can I find the link?

    1. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fc6sVfjeYJu4RazthpHDyW2XFAZ7EKJmrjFDwCgZKQ4/edit

    2. I hope you were able to find and print it :) Thanks to who ever posted the link!

  8. I'm so thankful, you are amazing and so creative!
    I'm from Chile and I'm living in USA about 3 years and 6 months and I teach sharing time (in English of course :) ). So this help me so much to know how direction to take for the kids can understand the purpose of the lesson.

    Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and creative with us.!

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and comment :) Best wishes with you calling!!!

  9. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fc6sVfjeYJu4RazthpHDyW2XFAZ7EKJmrjFDwCgZKQ4/edit

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