The General Handbook updates from May 2024 involve Primary, missionaries and meetings

Some announcements and changes already made now added to the latest General Handbook update

The latest adjustments to “General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” were released Friday, May 31, updating the Church’s guidebook on information and topics such as meetings, activities, quorums and classes.

The General Handbook helps Latter-day Saint leaders and members implement and adapt the Church’s programs, policies and procedures to circumstances worldwide, with the content reduced, simplified and customized for congregations of all sizes and locations.

The handbook is updated as needed under the direction of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

‘General Handbook’ updates

Some of the handbook updates in the latest release include:

Additional updates released Friday are listed in the “Summary of Recent Updates” section, found at the beginning of the handbook.

The handbook updates were first published on

Related Stories
‘General Handbook’ gets August 2023 updates — and condensed ‘Selections’ offering in some languages
Revised General Handbook now complete in English following latest updates in December 2021
Why some words and phrases are no longer used in the Church’s General Handbook
December 2020: General Handbook includes 6 newly rewritten chapters, new policy on prejudice and other updates
Subscribe for free and get daily or weekly updates straight to your inbox
The three things you need to know everyday
Highlights from the last week to keep you informed