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Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

True at all Times, Including Online

Taught by Blaine Maxfield

Sessions

Day Time Location
Friday, August 2 4 p.m. Hinckley 240
Blaine Maxfield

Blaine Maxfield

Biography

Blaine Maxfield grew up in Magna, Utah. After graduating from Cyprus High School, he attended Ricks College for a year before serving a mission in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. He loved his mission and the life-changing experiences he had there.

Following his mission, Maxfield returned to Ricks College where he played football for the Vikings, earning All-American honors. While at Ricks, he also met his wife, Jennifer. Following their marriage in the Salt Lake Temple, they moved to California to attend Stanford University where he played center for the Stanford Cardinal football team.

Once after a big game, a TV reporter asked Maxfield who his hero was. Instead of a sports figure, he answered that it was Jesus Christ.

Maxfield graduated from Stanford with a degree in Organizational Behavior and a master’s degree in Business Strategy. After graduating, he worked for several large companies. As part of his work, he was able to travel throughout the world, appearing in television interviews and writing articles for national magazines.

Maxfield is the CIO of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Managing Director of ICS (the Church’s IT department). He is responsible for the global technology of the Church.

Maxfield, his wife Jennifer, and their three children have lived in South Jordan for 10 years.

Class Outline

When we are baptized we covenant to take upon ourselves the name of Christ at all times, in all things, and in all places. Our time spent using technology is no exception. What dangers are we facing, and how can we be true to our values and bold in our beliefs in our digital interactions?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Remembering our baptismal covenants will guide our online behavior. (Elder Robert D. Hales, "The Covenant of Baptism: To Be in the Kingdom and of the Kingdom," Ensign, November 2000)
  2. Listening to the Spirit allows us to be true to our identity as a child of God. (Elder David A. Bednar, "That We May Always Have His Spirit to Be with Us," Ensign, April 2006)
  3. Having integrity helps us resist technological temptations and sometimes requires us to be bold in our beliefs.
  4. Avoiding digital distractions helps us use our time more wisely and strengthens our vital relationships.
  5. Understanding spiritual and temporal consequences of our media use helps us make better choices. (Elaine S. Dalton, "Be Not Moved," April 2013 General Young Women Meeting)