Mission Leadership Seminar

The Church News podcast features counsel and direction from the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles given to new mission leaders.

Elder Patrick Kearon invited missionaries and newly called mission leaders to find joy in the gospel as they share it around the world.

Joining the Church can sometimes feel like walking through a maze for new converts, said Elder Neil L. Andersen, but it should feel more like walking through the temple.

“This meeting raises their vision. ... It illuminates areas in your mission that are going well or that may need improvement,” Elder Ronald A. Rasband said.

During his remarks, President Nelson invited mission leaders to make the Book of Mormon “the cornerstone” of teaching their missionaries.

President Emily Belle Freeman spoke at the 2024 Seminar for New Mission Leaders about finding purpose in uniting with members.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf spoke at the 2024 Seminar for New Mission Leaders about conversion being a transformation through Jesus Christ.

Conversion to the gospel happens as missionaries and ward members invite their friends to sacrament meeting, Elder Stevenson told new mission leaders.

The degree to which missionaries turn outward in Christlike service to others defines the degree to which they are becoming His disciples, Elder Renlund taught new mission leaders.

“Teaching to build faith in Jesus Christ flows from our missionary purpose,” said Elder Gong during 2024 Seminar for New Mission Leaders.

Leading off the third day of the 2024 Seminar for New Mission Leaders, the first counselor in the First Presidency encouraged increased study of the Savior’s life.

‘Baptism and confirmation truly are joyous and hopeful ordinances,’ Elder W. Mark Bassett says at 2024 Seminar for New Mission Leaders.

Ammon and his brethren were successful missionaries as they exhibited Christlike attributes.

Treat each missionary “as a sacred trust for whom you were personally prepared,” President Eyring told new mission leaders.

Elder Ulisses Soares’ address at the 2024 Seminar for New Mission Leaders focused on the importance of finding people ready to hear the gospel.

“Moral agency is not static; it is either dynamically increasing or decreasing for each of us,” Elder Bednar said.

See the Church News coverage of the 2024 Seminar for New Mission Leaders held June 20-23 in Provo, Utah.

At the 2024 Seminar for New Mission Leaders, Elder D. Todd Christofferson shares that a missionary’s role is to help others keep commitments to draw closer to the Savior.

Elder Quentin L. Cook shared with new mission leaders how his mission president "lighted fires within us that are still burning bright today."

"Among all the precious converts you will have during the next three years are the missionaries themselves," President Holland told new mission leaders during 2024 seminar.