How can I help my stake, ward or family council be more effective?Here are eight principles Church leaders identified that can help strengthen stake, ward and family councils.
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Video: President Cordon explains how ‘the Lord uses all of us’ in His Church“It’s not The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Women, it’s not The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Men. It’s The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Saints striving to do the will of the Lord," President Bonnie H. Cordon said.
Episode 41: Latter-day Saint women leaders on the voice of women in the Church through executive councils, revelationListen to clips from interviews with Primary General President Camille N. Johnson, Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon and Relief Society General President Jean B. Bingham about participating in Church executive councils.
Sydney Walker: What I know now about councils at Church headquarters"What Church leaders encourage us to do in our stakes, wards and families, they do at the general level. They seek the Lord’s will through revelation. They counsel together. They listen to learn. They strive for unity," writes Church News reporter Sydney Walker.
Episode 40: President M. Russell Ballard and three other Apostles on why and how the Church is governed by councilsPresident M. Russell Ballard, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Elder David A. Bednar and Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explain why and how the Church is governed by councils.
Inside Church headquarters: What President Oaks and President Eyring have learned about revelation in councilsFrom the Council of the First Presidency to a family council and all councils in between, “the strength of councils comes largely from the faith of the people who are in them,” President Henry B. Eyring said.