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Priesthood Duties

The Lord has said that every priesthood holder should “learn his duty” and “act … in all diligence” (D&C 107:99). This section will help you learn and fulfill your duties as a deacon, which are outlined in Doctrine and Covenants 20:57, 59; 84:111. Your duties can be organized into three groups:

  • Administer Priesthood Ordinances

    Deacons pass the sacrament.

  • Serve Others

    Deacons assist the bishop in “administering … temporal things” (D&C 107:68). This may include gathering fast offerings, caring for the poor and needy, caring for the meetinghouse and grounds, serving as a messenger for the bishop in Church meetings, and fulfilling other assignments from the quorum president.

  • Invite All to Come unto Christ

    Deacons “watch over the church [and are] standing ministers unto the church” (D&C 84:111). They “warn, expound, exhort, and teach, and invite all to come unto Christ” (D&C 20:59). This includes setting a good example, fellowshipping quorum members and others, notifying members of Church meetings, speaking in meetings, sharing the gospel, and bearing testimony.

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