Advisers


 


 

Some of the adviser's responsibilities related to the Aaronic Priesthood include:

Advisers to Assist Young Men Presidency

8.3.6 The bishopric may call assistant quorum advisers to help the Young Men presidency with their responsibilities.

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"Effective Aaronic Priesthood Presidency and Quorum Meetings"

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"Empowering Aaronic Priesthood Leadership"

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"Ministering in the Aaronic Priesthood"


Quorum Meetings

8.11 The purposes of quorum meetings are to conduct quorum business, learn priesthood duties, and study the gospel of Jesus Christ. Quorum leaders and advisers prayerfully plan the meetings to accomplish these purposes. They encourage quorum members to bring their personal copies of the scriptures where possible. As needed for individual lessons, leaders may also ask young men to bring other Church-approved resources.

8.11  Lessons in quorum meetings are usually taught by quorum advisers or assistant advisers. When quorum leaders or members give instruction, the adviser helps them prepare. Those who teach should follow the principles in 5.5.4

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"Quorum Meeting"

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"Effective Aaronic Priesthood Presidency and Quorum Meetings"


Presidency Meetings and Leadership Training

8.9.3 Quorum advisers and secretaries also attend Aaronic Priesthood quorum presidency meetings.

8.3.1 With assistance from quorum advisers, the bishop and his counselors teach leadership skills to quorum leaders and help them fulfill their responsibilities.


"Conducting Quorum Presidency Meeting"

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"Quorum Presidency Meeting"

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"Effective Aaronic Priesthood Presidency and Quorum Meetings"


Preparation of Young Men

8.2 Aaronic Priesthood leaders assist parents in helping their sons prepare for priesthood ordinations, the temple endowment, full-time missionary service, temple marriage, and fatherhood.

8.7 Helping quorum members prepare for missionary service is a high priority for bishopric members and quorum advisers. Leaders look for ways to include missionary preparation in quorum meetings, presidency meetings, quorum activities, and other settings.

"Preparing Young Men for Missionary Service"

8.7 They provide opportunities in quorum meetings and activities for quorum members to feel and recognize the influence of the Holy Ghost.

M. Russell Ballard—"Inspiring Young Men to Serve"

"Missionary Work: A Priesthood Duty"

"Staying within the Lines"


Duty to God

8.12 All Aaronic Priesthood holders are encouraged to participate in the Duty to God program. This program gives Aaronic Priesthood holders opportunities to develop spiritual strength, learn and fulfill their priesthood duties, prepare to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood and serve full-time missions, maintain physical health, and improve their relationships with others.

"Instructions for Young Men, Parents, and Leaders"

"Fulfilling Your Duty to God"

"My Duty to God"


Activities and Scouting

8.13 Quorum leaders and quorum advisers plan activities based on the needs and interests of quorum members. They make a special effort to reach out to all young men, including those who have recently joined the Church and those who are less active. Activities may help young men accomplish their goals in the Duty to God program. Quorum leaders should participate as much as possible in planning and carrying out activities. Plans for quorum activities should be approved by a member of the bishopric.

8.3.6 Where Scouting is authorized by the Church, assistant quorum advisers are generally called to serve as assistant Scout leaders, but they may be called to serve as Scout leaders.

8.13.4 All adult Scout leaders should register before they begin their service and should receive proper training in their responsibilities. In the United States, registered adult leaders receive liability protection from the Boy Scouts of America.