High Councilor


 

Some of the high councilor's responsibilities related to the Aaronic Priesthood include:

Oversight of the Aaronic Priesthood

15.3 Under the direction of the stake presidency, high councilors help oversee the work of the Church in the stake.


Coordination with Stake Young Men Presidency

15.3.1 The stake presidency assigns high councilors to work with the stake auxiliaries. When a member of the stake presidency meets with a stake auxiliary presidency, the assigned high councilor attends this meeting. High councilors also attend the stake auxiliary leadership meetings for the auxiliaries to which they are assigned.

15.3.2 High councilors with assignments relating to the Aaronic Priesthood may meet as an Aaronic Priesthood committee. 


Leadership Training

15.3.1 High councilors also attend the stake auxiliary leadership meetings for the auxiliaries to which they are assigned.

18.3.3  The stake presidency convenes a stake priesthood leadership meeting in connection with each stake conference. The presidency also convenes one other stake priesthood  leadership meeting during the year, for a total of three such meetings annually. The purposes of these meetings are to teach priesthood leaders their duties, increase their abilities, and strengthen their faith.

In these groups, the stake presidency may provide instruction or invite high councilors, the stake Young Men presidency, and others to assist.


Preparation of Young Men

8.2 Aaronic Priesthood leaders assist parents in helping their sons prepare for priesthood ordinations, the temple endowment, full-time missionary service, temple marriage, and fatherhood.


Activities and Scouting

18.3.9 The stake Aaronic Priesthood–Young Women committee meets as needed to plan stake-sponsored combined activities for young men and young women. Youth should be included as much as possible in planning and carrying out activities such as youth conferences, dances, devotionals, and multistake events.

15.3.2 The stake presidency may assign high councilors with assignments relating to the Aaronic Priesthood and Primary to meet as an Aaronic Priesthood committee to discuss Scouting-related matters.