come, follow me free printable binder



These printables are my big gift to y'all for 2020! They took a lot of time to create and I was tempted to sell this, but I realized that that would be typical. There are lots of people selling things like this for Come, Follow Me, but this is a freebie for y'all! (I even made black and white editions of many things for those looking to save money.) I hope this individual study binder helps make a positive difference in your CFM experience.

I am super excited to put out some resources about Come Follow Me for this year, all about the Book of Mormon! There is seriously so much out there for helping kids and families better incorporate come follow me in their lives and I am all for it! But I see a bit of a need for resources for the “Individuals” part of the program.
I know there are so many circumstances of members of the church, and these individual study helps are made to benefit anyone looking to grow in the Book of Mormon on their own.
I created a beautiful binder set for free, featuring several key things:
•come follow me reading schedule
•cover page & spine
•daily study page
•weekly study page
•dividers
•four focuses
•sabbath notes
Some of these aren’t necessarily related to Come Follow Me, but I thought it would be super great to have everything in one useful place for y’all. I go through each part in more detail with y’all down here.

YOU READY FOR THIS? HERE ARE THE LINKS!

Be sure to share and enjoy this, but please link and Pin to this blog post, not directly to the binder file. The English file can be found here, y puedes encontrar el paquete en español aquí. If you love these, you could support the blog by following our Pinterest account? Just trying to grow the blog presence there and that is a quick way you can help!

If you want to see everything included in the (free) PDF, or don't understand how to use one of the pages, keep scrolling! 😉


Cover Page & Spine & Dividers

If this is going to be a binder, it needs a cute cover page and spine to catch your interest and remind you, “Time to study!” It is pretty, but I made sure to make it not too bright, as with the whole packet, so that it would be printer-friendly. It has a nice little muted color palette! And I think the spine and dividers are lovely as well.

Weekly Study Page
I like this page’s cute format, and I think this is the one I’ll use often. I write most of my insights in my scriptures themselves, and then do a little wrap-up paragraph when I’m done with my 15-minute study. And, of course, this can be used in many ways. You could choose to just study one verse a day and build up to longer habits, or dive deep into that one verse a day this year, annotating it, highlighting it, writing cross references, turning it into a work of art! There are SO many ways to study, and this was another way to meet diverse needs.

Below is an example page of how to use this feature.
I used it to divide up how much I was going to read daily.

Sabbath Notes

Pretty straightforward. A cute lil notes sheet you can use on Sundays. I did a lil example page of that below. Enjoy!

Four Focuses

This SERIOUSLY saved my life the last year of Come Follow Me. I did a lot of experimenting, it being the first year and all, and tried a lot of different things.

At first I just listened to podcasts, which was great, but I felt like I needed to be doing more. So then I jumped to the other extreme, which was so much worse. I thought that I needed to do it perfectly, annotating and reading and writing a paragraph about every! single! verse! But that didn’t really work for my life, at least in this stage of it.
I would end up spending 4 hours on my Sundays doing this, and end feeling so overwhelmed and really hating Come Follow Me.
It became such a negative experience for me that I stopped doing it altogether for a while, because between seminary and Book of Mormon study, and... everything, I couldn’t handle one more thing.
But I wanted to change. I realized that studying a little was so much better than not studying at all. So I crafted up a modified method - harder than what I did at the beginning, but easier than what I was forcing myself to do before.
I reread the manual. I looked over what the prophets had said. And I found nowhere that I needed to be doing it so extensively. So I looked over the manual, and decided to use it as I studied. The “Four Focuses” method was born. (Or I think maybe prompted into existence!)
It’s pretty simple — what I do is open the manual, and look under the “Ideas for Individual Study.” I pick 4 topics that look interesting to me. (Sometimes there’s only 4 anyways, it changes from week to week!)
I write each topic and its scriptures in the fields, and focus on reading, annotating, and writing about each one. I then choose my favorite scripture for the week, and also, something I will go and do to apply what I learned.

It is so much more simple, and since I adopted it, I haven’t missed a week of study. Here is an example page I did of it for the first week, "Introductory Pages of the Book of Mormon."

Whether you end up using any of the Printables or not, the point is, to me, that you should do what works for you! Comparison usually doesn’t end well, and you can’t hate yourself into being better. You have to pray and receive revelation about what works best for you/your family.


Come Follow Me Reading Schedule
And here it is! So cute. I think everyone will want to use this one. Some of the other printables aren’t required for everyone to use, but I think everyone could benefit from this visual reminder of what’s going on!

QUICK TUTORIAL

And below is a super simple tutorial on putting it all together! Seriously so easy.

First, you can print out all of the pages, which are linked to above. You'll also want a hole punch, and paper cutter plus tape to insert the dividers and spine.



Insert the cover, slide the spine into the side, flip over and insert the reading schedule. Then cut out the dividers.



You can tape the dividers on the right of the first page of each section. And then you're done!


That's it! Thx for stopping on by. Good luck with your 2020 study.

15 comments:

  1. Love it! I love how you focus on just four things per week--so much more manageable ! I'd love a copy of the printables but cannot find a download link. Thank you so much for sharing your talents!

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    1. Lol! That's pretty important, right? 🤦‍♀️ Thank you for letting me know the biggest part of this was missing!! The link is now fixed.😅

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    1. Awwwww thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed.

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  3. Thank you for making this available. I love you are doing this as a teen for your mission and that you make freebies available also. Bless you!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment! Such kind words.

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  4. So awesome, thank you!! And so grateful that they're free <3 You're the best!

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  5. Thanks so much! I'm going to put your schedule on our ward bulletin board!

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  6. I really love it! thanks for share it :) now i have a question, I'm from Tacna - Perú, i'm young adult teacher and i want to use your individual study binder, my problem is that i need to translate it because my students only speaks spanish, can I translate your material?

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    1. Thanks so much, i really apreciate your job!

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    2. Ohh, i have found some translation mistakes, i'm gonna write you a mail with the corrections. Again thanks a lot.

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    3. Thank you sm, Marvin! Normally, I would jump at the chance for translation from a native speaker, but a few seconds ago I looked at the document and saw that it doesn't have many words that the church hasn't translated. For that reason, it would probably be less work for me to translate the few words in the packet, but, your review would be very helpful! If you can check my translation for errors and let me know the corrections that would be amazing!

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    4. Hahaha, I'm not surprised! My email is cmprintspiration@gmail.com, you can send the corrections there and I will update the file. Thank you!

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