Preparing to Receive the Melchizedek Priesthood
Step 1: Learn
When you receive the Melchizedek Priesthood, you enter into the oath and covenant of the priesthood. To
learn about this oath and covenant, read Doctrine and Covenants 84:33–44 and
One important duty of the Melchizedek Priesthood is to preach the gospel (see D&C 53:3). To prepare for this duty, find out what will be required of you when you serve a full-time mission. Consider the following:
Personal worthiness and testimony.
Work habits and physical health.
To learn about the requirements for missionary service, use the following sources: your parents, your bishop, returned missionaries, the Missionary Handbook, Preach My Gospel, and talks by General Authorities. Write down what you learn in the space below.