Handbook 2:
Administering the Church


7.7 Leadership Meetings


Ward Council Meeting

The elders quorum president serves as a members of the ward council (see chapter 4).


Elders Quorum Presidency Meeting

The elders quorum presidency holds a presidency meeting regularly. The quorum president presides at the meeting and conducts it. The quorum 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 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 the temporal and spiritual needs of individuals and families and plan ways to help meet those needs.

  4. 4.

    Review information from ministering interviews about efforts to watch over and minister to individuals and families in the ward. Discuss ministering assignments and efforts and adjust them as needed. Plan how to improve.

  5. 5.

    Plan quorum meetings and discuss ways to improve them.

  6. 6.

    Review counsel and assignments from the bishop, the ward council, and the stake presidency. Plan ways to follow the counsel and fulfill the assignments.

  7. 7.

    Plan ways to build quorum unity, including service and other quorum 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. Elders quorum presidencies and secretaries attend.