For the second consecutive year, the annual Seminar for New Mission Leaders is being held virtually, with 109 couples participating remotely rather than in-person at the Provo Missionary Training Center.
Members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and other Church leaders are speaking during sessions broadcast June 24-26 from the Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake City and other Church headquarters locations.
The new leaders, who begin their three-year service July 1, will be serving in one of the 22 missions across 14 U.S. states or 87 missions headquartered in 49 countries, from Argentina to Zimbabwe.
The list below will be updated with links to summaries of the speakers’ remarks.
- President Nelson teaches new mission leaders how ‘repeated, miraculous tutoring’ prepared Joseph Smith for his calling
- ‘The most worth’ is becoming transformed by the Savior, Elder Uchtdorf teaches
- How understanding the ordinance and covenant of baptism will change one forever, Elder Nash explains
- Greater faith in missions comes when ‘higher love’ blends with ‘higher faith’, Elder Andersen teaches
- Elder Stevenson explains how the Lord defines missionary success
- Elder Bednar outlines 8 principles about spiritual gifts and Christlike attributes
- Changes due to COVID-19 should be seen as refining advantages, President Oaks teaches mission leaders
- President Ballard challenges mission leaders to help elders, sisters discover their ‘missionary purpose’
- How Elder Renlund relates a long, ascending mountain road and the Finnish word ‘sisu’ to lifelong conversion
- Elder Christofferson calls on new mission leaders to set tone, example of principle-centered leadership
- President Eyring assures new mission leaders that the Lord prepares a way for each in their respective duties
- The words of Christ are the best ‘why’ missionaries need, Elder Holland says
- ‘Love, Share, Invite’ event provides simple examples of sharing the gospel
- Elder Uchtdorf underscores the ‘one thing’ at conclusion of seminar for new mission leaders