Stake Relief Society Presidency and Secretary


 



Stake Relief Society Presidency

What are the responsibilities of the stake Relief Society presidency?

15.4.1 The principle responsibilities of stake auxiliary presidencies are to assist the stake presidency and to instruct and support ward auxiliary presidencies. They do not fulfill assignments that should be fulfilled on the ward or family level.

  • They orient newly called ward auxiliary presidencies.
  • They also provide ongoing encouragement, support, and instruction for ward auxiliary presidencies and teachers.
  • Auxiliary presidents submit recommendations to the stake presidency about members who may be called to serve in their organizations.

Discuss in your presidency meetings ways you can encourage, support, and instruct ward auxiliary presidencies and teachers.

Help them to focus on the needs of the sisters in their wards.


9.8.2 Members of the stake Relief Society presidency ensure that ward Relief Society presidents understand welfare principles and that they understand their role to help bishops in welfare matters.

  • The stake Relief Society president supervises stake Relief Society welfare efforts. She also coordinates stake Relief Society efforts during emergencies.

What video resources can help you understand the responsibilities of the stake Relief Society presidency?

Consider ways you can encourage Relief Society presidencies to teach sisters how to be covenant women of God.


What are the teaching responsibilities of stake Relief Society presidencies?

18.3.11 They instruct ward auxiliary leaders in stake auxiliary leadership meetings, which are generally held once a year. The purposes of these meetings are to teach auxiliary leaders their duties, instruct them in teaching and leadership skills, and strengthen their faith. These meetings can also be used to correlate activities, give reports, and share ideas. 

Pray for inspiration to know how you can strengthen the ward presidencies in your leadership meetings.  


What resources can help in planning effective stake Relief Society leadership meetings?

As you review these resources, look for ways you can help leaders teach as the Savior would.

 

15.4.1 Stake auxiliary presidencies should base some of their instruction on chapters 1–6 in this handbook and the chapter for their auxiliary organization.

As you review these principles, pray for guidance to know what principles you need to teach the ward Relief Society presidencies at this time.


How can stake Relief Society presidencies minister to the ward Relief Society leaders?

15.4.1 

  • They meet with these leaders regularly to learn of their needs, discuss the needs of the members they serve, and communicate information from the stake presidency.
  • They also provide ongoing encouragement, support, and instruction for ward auxiliary presidencies and teachers.

Decide how you can minister to the ward Relief Society presidencies so they will understand the importance of ministering.

 

9.2.2 The ward Relief Society presidency … work under the direction of the bishopric. They also receive orientation and ongoing support from the stake Relief Society presidency.

Think about ways you can support the ward Relief Society presidency as they work under the direction of their bishop.

 

3.2.3 Like the Savior, leaders seek to minister to individuals and families, both spiritually and temporally. They care about each person, not just about managing an organization. … Ministering to others includes:

  • Remembering their names and becoming acquainted with them (see Moroni 6:4).
  • Loving them without judging them (see John 13:34-35).
  • Watching over them and strengthening their faith “one by one,” as the Savior did (3 Nephi 11:15; 17:21).
  • Establishing sincere friendship with them and visiting them in their homes and elsewhere (see D&C 20:47).

What councils are the stake Relief Society presidency involved in?

15.4.1 The principal responsibilities of stake auxiliary presidencies are to assist the stake presidency and to instruct and support ward auxiliary presidencies.

  • Members of auxiliary presidencies counsel together regularly in their own presidency meetings. They also meet regularly with the member of the stake presidency who oversees their work and the high councilor assigned to their organization.

  • Auxiliary presidents serve on the stake council. As members of this council, they participate in efforts to build faith and strengthen individuals and families in the stake.

What activities are the stake Relief Society presidency responsible for?

9.8.2 Under the direction of the stake presidency, they may plan and carry out one or two stake Relief Society meetings each year for all Relief Society sisters in the stake. These meetings may include service, classes, projects, conferences, and workshops. The stake Relief Society presidency may form committees to help as needed.

As you plan your activities, discuss the needs of the sisters and then determine the purpose of the activity.


What are the stake Relief Society presidency's responsibilities for the young single adult sisters in their stake?

9.8.2 Members of the stake Relief Society presidency assist young single adult sisters in the stake. If the stake has a young single adult committee, a member of the presidency serves on the committee (see 16.3.2).
Ministering to Young Single Adults

As a presidency, determine ways you can strengthen the young single adult sisters in the stake.


Stake Relief Society Secretary

What are the responsibilities of the stake Relief Society secretary?

15.4.2 Under the direction of stake auxiliary presidents, stake auxiliary secretaries have the following responsibilities:

  • They prepare agendas for presidency meetings.
  • They attend presidency meetings, take notes, and keep track of assignments.
  • They keep other records and prepare reports as the presidency requests.
  • They help prepare the annual budget for their auxiliary and account for expenses.
  • They provide training for ward auxiliary secretaries as assigned. This training may include instruction on recording and reporting attendance.

Ask yourself as the secretary how you can best support and ease the many responsibilities of the Relief Society presidency and counsel with them about their needs.


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