Correlation focused mission of Church

Regarding Church correlation, William O. Nelson, director of the Evaluation Division, Church Correlation Department, has written:

"The three decades from 1960 to 1992 [were] one of the most dynamic periods of revelation in Church history. A priesthood-correlated program under the First Presidency inaugurated in 1961 defined the role of the priesthood and auxiliaries, correlated a curriculum at three age groupings for the Church, institutionalized a family home evening, announced the granting of the priesthood to all worthy male members of the Church, consolidated the meeting schedule of the Church, and unified doctrines so that the Church has become more 'of one mind and one heart.'

"A Church mission statement brought a more concentrated focus to mission work, temple work, activation of less-active members and increased home religious study and observance. The publication of new editions of the Bible and the Triple Combination with additional helps has caused the saints to focus more on the scriptures. . . .

"In all of this, the purpose of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is to become more focused on the mission to assist each individual to come unto Christ and worthily receive the covenants and ordinances of the temple."

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