Handbook 2:
Administering the Church


12.3 Leadership Meetings


Ward Council Meeting

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


Ward Sunday School Presidency Meeting

The Sunday School presidency holds a presidency meeting regularly. The president presides at the meeting and conducts it. The secretary may attend, take notes, and keep track of assignments.

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

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

  2. 2.

    Discuss the effectiveness of Sunday School classes and plan ways to help teachers and class members improve.

  3. 3.

    Plan ways to respond to requests to help improve learning and teaching in other priesthood or auxiliary organizations.

  4. 4.

    Review attendance records. Plan ways to encourage increased participation in Sunday School.


Meeting with a Counselor in the Bishopric

The Sunday School presidency meets regularly with the counselor in the bishopric who oversees the Sunday School. In these meetings they counsel together about learning and teaching in Sunday School and the ward. Members of the Sunday School presidency give reports, make recommendations, and review plans for meetings.


Stake Sunday School Leadership Meeting

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