11 more revised chapters of General Handbook translated into 23 languages

The “General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” continues to be revised, with 11 updated chapters now available in 23 languages.

The revision of the online handbook, under the direction of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, began in English in February 2020.

The latest language updates are translations of content that were published in English in December 2020 and March 2021.

The General Handbook replaces Handbook 1 (for stake presidents and bishops) and Handbook 2 (for all leaders). Once all chapters for the Handbook are published in the assigned languages, Handbooks 1 and 2 will be retired from the Gospel Library.

The translated chapters are:

  • Chapter 5: Stake Leadership
  • Chapter 6: The Bishopric
  • Chapter 16: Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Chapter 21: Ministering
  • Chapter 22: Providing for Temporal Needs and Building Self-Reliance
  • Chapter 23: Sharing the Gospel and Strengthening New and Returning Members
  • Chapter 24: Missionary Recommendations and Service
  • Chapter 25: Temple and Family History Work in the Ward and Stake
  • Chapter 26: Temple Recommends
  • Chapter 27: Temple Ordinances for the Living
  • Chapter 29: Meetings in the Church
  • Additional updates in other chapters

The languages for the most recently translated chapters are: