Handbook 2:
Administering the Church


7.5 Welfare

Welfare is central to the work of the elders quorum and high priests group.

Under the bishop’s direction, the elders quorum presidency, the high priests group leadership, and the ward Relief Society presidency 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.

For more information on these welfare responsibilities, see chapter 6.