Stake Presidency

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Register

Should be registered at lds.org

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Family History & Temple Responsibilities

Stake President and His Counselors

The stake president presides over the work of salvation in the stake, which includes temple and family history work.

  • The stake president and his counselors set an example by teaching the doctrine of temple and family history work and testifying of the blessings that come from participating in this work.
  • They encourage stake members to identify their deceased ancestors and provide needed temple ordinances for them.
  • They ensure that stake leaders use family history to help them accomplish stake goals.
  • They direct temple and family history efforts and events in their stake councils.

The stake presidency may assign one or more high councilors to oversee temple and family history work. Below is an example of how family history is organized at the stake level.

Stake Councils

Temple and family history work can help stake councils in the many aspects of the work of salvation. Stake councils do the following:

  • Assist with stake temple and family history plans, goals, or events.
  • Determine how family history can help stake auxiliaries accomplish the work of salvation.
  • Determine how traditional stake activities such as stake service projects, celebrations, youth conferences, and young adult activities can be enriched by incorporating family history efforts into the events.

— Leader’s Guide to Temple and Family History Work, pg. 6; Handbook 2 5.4.6

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Handbooks

Handbook 2: Administering the Church 2010, Section 5.4

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Leader’s Guide To Temple and Family History Work

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Policies for Preparing Names for Temple Work

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Help Phone & Email

If you need any help at all, please feel free to call the Church’s Family History Priesthood Helpline at 866-406-1830.  Or call Bro. Craig, Stake Family History Center Director.

Or email: support@familysearch.org

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Training

The Church has created an excellent site to give you the family history & temple work training you need as a priesthood leader.  Please visit The Training & Resource Site for Priesthood Leaders.

There are 6 items for you to complete:

  1. Read “Handbook 2: Section 5.4
  2. Read the “Leader’s Guide to Temple and Family History Work
  3. Review the “Temple and Family History Course Materials
  4. Watch the “Principles for Successful Family History Classes” video (11 min.)
  5. Watch the 3 “Family History Devotionals” by Elders Scott, Packer and Clayton
  6. Read the “Policies for Preparing Names for Temple Work

That’s it. Congratulations! You’ve now met all the criteria of a fully trained priesthood leader. Don’t you feel wonderful?

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