The Gospel Living mobile app is designed to support the Children and Youth program through engaging, fun, inspiring and relevant experiences to help live the gospel in their everyday life. The app includes:
• Inspiring content
• Group activity ideas
• Group activity and meeting creation
• Personal goals
• Reflection and thoughts
The Discover feed is updated regularly with inspiring articles, videos, audio, and images. It will include links to current Come, Follow Me lessons to support gospel learning. Additionally, you can explore ideas for service, activities, and personal goals.
Set personal goals for things you would like to try or learn about to help you grow socially, intellectually, spiritually, or physically. Manage your efforts and track progress of your personal goals.
Reflect on goals, write down your ideas, your thoughts or keep a journal of your experiences.
The Circles feature connects you with family, classes, quorums, and others who serve with you in the Church. You can have conversations about group activities, discuss what you are learning, share goal progress, and encourage and support one another. From the Discover feed, content can be shared such as inspirational articles, images, quotes, videos, and ideas for service and group activities. Within Circles, members can create group activities or meetings and invite others too events; participants can RSVP indicating participation.
Ratings and Reviews
I love the circles feature. It is such a great alternative to sending message to quorum members. I love being able to see messages being sent to my children as well in all their circles. If you have this app but are not utilizing the circles feature you are missing out on the peat feature the living app has to offer. The nice thing about it is when you move into a new ward you will be connected to the circle automatically. And for new members moving in it is great great they can already be connected. As a former elders quorum president I was hoping the church would come up with a better system to send messages to the quorum, because the massive group texts and emails or third party messaging applications was such a burden to maintain especially when you are in a ward with lots of members moving in and out. Circles solves so many communication problems, but you do have to do some legwork getting everyone to log into it and use it.
I wish there was a way to make your own circles or have an admin make a circle for you. For instance, I am in a self reliance class in our stake and it would be nice if we all were in the same circle so we could share inspirational messages to each other throughout the week. Also I would like to make a circle for extended family members that live both within and outside the ward/stake. Is there a way to make this an option in a future update?
So much potential!
I am giving it 5 stars, but I hope someone in development will still read this review and take my plea into consideration. I use this app daily to meet goals and write in my journal. Sometimes it takes forever to even pop up on my phone. The checklists often freeze and don’t register my taps. So I have to go into settings and choose “show completed” and that usually works better. But I prefer for have completed tasks disappear. I thought it was my phone, but I just got a new one and it still struggles. So much. So much so that I want to see if I can access the app from my computer.
I also wish there was a way to set a goal for 6 days a week, or 3 days a week, and have them show up on the days I want. Like a goal to exercise. I don’t want it on Sundays, but it has to be, and if I don’t mark it done, it shows my progress is lacking. So instead, my goal is to exercise or meditate 30 minutes a day. Which is fine. But there are other goals I really don’t want to work on every single day. I do have some weekly goals, and that works well.
I want to say that as I’ve consistently used this app daily, I have seen so much personal growth and I love it! I don’t know if there’s a way to back up my journal or access it online or export it, but I sure hope there is. It has been a long, long time since I have written in my journal daily, but thanks to this app I am going on 5 months of daily journal entries!
Circles 😬 Everything else 🤩
I don’t want my review to make this app’s rating go down at all, but I would like to see a bit more flexibility in the Circles tab. I think it’s really cool that it’s already put me in the group chats within my ward, and some other ones like priests quorum, and all of the young men. But there are times when it’s more convenient to just message a couple of people, rather than the entirety of the youth in the ward. Being able to choose one or a few people in a circle at your own expense would be a great addition to the app.
This app is really amazing though, there’s a Discover tab that is very fun to explore, with a lot of spiritual things to pull ideas from. I love this Scripture of the day thing going on too, I’ve loved it for the past few days since I’ve gotten this app and will continue to, I have yet to put the calendar to use, but it looks promising and I’m excited to put it to use. The goals and impressions tab is a bit disappointing. The goals are only one-liners, and when you tap them you can view your description of the goal. They’re pretty brief. Impressions are as expected though, they appear similar to a journal entry. Overall I’m very happy with the app so far and am looking forward to seeing it grow with features and users as more people join the church, and more church members get the app. Thanks for all of your work so far! :)
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- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- 65.6 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 12.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.