How do the bishopric and Relief Society presidency serve together?
9.2.1 The bishop and his counselors provide priesthood leadership for the Relief Society.
9.2.1 The bishop calls and sets apart a sister to serve as Relief Society president. He oversees the calling and setting apart of counselors in the ward Relief Society presidency, the ward Relief Society secretary, and other sisters who serve in Relief Society callings.
9.2.1 The bishop meets with the Relief Society president regularly to discuss Relief Society and welfare matters.
What can you do as a presidency to help the Relief Society president be prepared to meet regularly with the bishop on welfare matters?
9.6 Under the bishop’s direction, the ward Relief Society presidency, the elders quorum presidency, and the high priests group leadership share the following welfare responsibilities:
- They teach principles of temporal and spiritual self-reliance.
- They care for the poor and needy and encourage members to give service.
- They help individuals and families become self-reliant and find solutions to short-term and long-term welfare concerns.
9.6.1 The bishop normally assigns the Relief Society president to visit members who need welfare assistance. …
To prepare for a family-needs visit, the Relief Society president considers information the bishop provides about the family.
9.10.3 When a death occurs in the ward, the bishop may ask the Relief Society president to contact the family to give comfort, assess needs, and offer assistance.
As a presidency, think about ways you can help the Relief Society president as she considers the information the bishop provides about the family.
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