LDS.org provides tools to make it easier for leaders to schedule meetings and lessons, create directories, and communicate this information to members.
Stakes, wards, and branches in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand previously had access to “Stake and Ward Websites,” but those were discontinued in 2012 because new, improved features are now available on LDS.org.
Now these great tools on LDS.org are available in 10 languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Units worldwide may use the stake and ward Calendar, Directory, Lesson Schedules, and Newsletter on LDS.org, which you’ll find by clicking Sign In/Tools. (Please note that these tools are turned off in a few countries because of privacy laws.)
- Calendar (lds.org/church-calendar) shows events, meetings, and other activities. Specific calendars can be set up for each organization in the ward or stake. The calendar can also be used to reserve rooms in meetinghouses. The calendar is only viewable by members residing within the ward, branch, stake, or district. Watch video tutorials on how to use the Calendar.
- Directory (lds.org/directory) shows addresses and contact information for members and leaders in your ward and stake. The information comes directly from the Member and Leader Services (MLS) software. Members and leaders both have access to update their phone numbers, e-mail addresses, photos, and data privacy settings. The directory is only viewable by Church members residing within the ward, branch, stake, or district. Learn about using the Directory. Learn how to add photos to the Directory.
- Lesson Schedules (lds.org/lesson) allows wards and branches to schedule priesthood and auxiliary lessons so members know which lesson will be taught each Sunday. Learn more about Lesson Schedules. Note: The Lesson Schedules function on LDS.org will be discontinued effective December 31, 2016. Please use other means to manage lesson schedules, such as printed lists, email, or other online programs. Guidelines for using online resources in Church callings may be found at internet.lds.org. (Learn why the tool was discontinued.)
- Newsletter (lds.org/member-news) is a blog-like site for ward and stake leaders to provide news and messages to members. This is an online alternative to paper or e-mail newsletters. Learn more about the Newsletter. See the Newsletter How-to Guide.
In addition to accessing these tools from the Sign In/Tools menu on LDS.org, you can also view the Calendar and Directory from the LDS Tools mobile application (see mobile.lds.org) in several languages, with more languages to be available in the coming months.