Handbook 2:
Administering the Church


12.7 Stake Sunday School Leadership


Stake Presidency

The stake presidency’s responsibilities relating to auxiliary organizations in the stake are outlined in 15.1.

The counselor in the stake presidency who oversees the Sunday School also oversees meetinghouse libraries in the stake.


High Councilor Assigned to the Stake Sunday School

The stake president assigns a member of the high council to work with the stake Sunday School presidency. This high councilor’s responsibilities are outlined in 15.3.


Stake Sunday School Presidency

Members of the stake Sunday School presidency are priesthood holders. Where possible, the president holds the Melchizedek Priesthood. Their responsibilities as stake auxiliary leaders are outlined in 15.4.1. In addition, they have the following responsibilities:

They serve as specialists in the stake’s efforts to improve gospel learning and teaching.

    They coordinate the use of meetinghouse libraries in the stake. This includes:
  1. 1.

    Helping orient newly called ward librarians, as invited by ward Sunday School presidencies.

  2. 2.

    Conducting other training meetings for ward librarians and assistant librarians in the stake.

  3. 3.

    Ensuring that meetinghouse libraries have the materials and equipment they need.

  4. 4.

    Ensuring that stake leaders have the meetinghouse library materials and equipment they need.


Stake Sunday School Secretary

If needed, the stake presidency may call a brother to serve as stake Sunday School secretary. The responsibilities of the stake Sunday School secretary are outlined in 15.4.2.