Handbook 2:
Administering the Church


7.7 Leadership Meetings


Ward Priesthood Executive Committee Meeting and Ward Council Meeting

The elders quorum president and high priests group leader serve as members of the ward priesthood executive committee and the ward council (see chapter 4).


Elders Quorum Presidency Meeting and High Priests Group Leadership Meeting

The elders quorum presidency holds a presidency meeting regularly. The high priests group leadership holds a leadership meeting regularly. The quorum president or group leader presides at the meeting and conducts it. The quorum or group secretary attends, takes notes, and keeps track of assignments. A high councilor assigned to the ward may attend periodically.

    The agenda may include the following items:
  1. 1.

    Plan ways to strengthen quorum or group members and their families, including prospective elders.

  2. 2.

    Read and discuss scripture passages and instructions from Church leaders that relate to the responsibilities of priesthood leaders.

  3. 3.

    Discuss home teaching assignments and performance and plan ways to improve.

  4. 4.

    Discuss Sunday quorum or group meetings and plan ways to improve them.

  5. 5.

    Report on assignments given in ward council meeting and follow up on Sunday quorum or group meeting discussions.

  6. 6.

    Plan ways to build quorum or group unity, including service and other quorum or group activities.


Stake Priesthood Leadership Meeting

The stake presidency convenes a stake priesthood leadership meeting in connection with each stake conference (see 18.3.1, item 2). The presidency also convenes one other stake priesthood leadership meeting during the year, for a total of three such meetings annually. Quorum and group leaders and secretaries attend.