Mormon Lay Leadership

  • 21 April 2012

The lay leaders of a Latter-day Saint ward gather to discuss the welfare of the members of their congregation© 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints functions in large measure because of the unpaid volunteer ministry of its members. In fact, this lay ministry is one of the Church's most defining characteristics. In thousands of local congregations or “wards” around the world, members voluntarily participate in “callings” or assignments that provide meaningful opportunities to serve one another. It is common for Church members to spend 5-10 hours a week serving in their callings.