Handbook 2:
Administering the Church


11.3 Leadership Meetings


Ward Council Meeting

The Primary president serves as a member of the ward council (see chapter 4).


Ward Primary Presidency Meeting

The Primary presidency holds a presidency meeting regularly. The president presides at the meeting and conducts it. The secretary attends, takes notes, and keeps track of assignments.

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

    Plan ways to strengthen individual children and teachers in the Primary.

  2. 2.

    Read and discuss scripture passages and instructions from Church leaders that relate to their callings.

  3. 3.

    Discuss the effectiveness of Sunday Primary, including music. Also discuss the effectiveness of weekday activities. Plan ways to improve.

  4. 4.

    Make plans to instruct other Primary workers in their responsibilities.

  5. 5.

    Review attendance records. Make plans to help children who have recently entered Primary and children whose families are less active.

  6. 6.

    Review the Primary budget and expenditures.

The Primary presidency may invite other Primary workers to attend these meetings as needed.


Meeting with a Counselor in the Bishopric

The Primary presidency meets regularly with the counselor in the bishopric who oversees the Primary organization. In these meetings they counsel together about the progress and needs of individual children. Members of the Primary presidency give reports, make recommendations, and review plans for meetings and activities. When appropriate, other Primary workers may be invited to attend this meeting to give reports and receive instruction.


Stake Primary Leadership Meeting

Stake Primary leadership meeting is generally held once a year, as explained in 18.3.11. Ward Primary presidencies and secretaries attend. Other Primary leaders and teachers, as well as the bishopric member assigned to the Primary, may be invited to attend as needed.