The final months of 2020 are the ideal time to begin preparing for the things that should happen with young women, young men, and children in January.
Bishoprics, young women presidencies, and other youth leaders should plan for ordaining young men, interviewing youth for temple recommends, and reevaluating the organization of classes for young women and children.
It is also a good time to consider changes in class and quorum presidencies. The Church provides Quorum and Class Presidency Resources online and in the Gospel Library app to help train class and quorum presidencies.
On December 14, 2018, the Church announced changes in age-group progression, ordinations, and temple recommend interviews. As a reminder, the following should occur in January:
- Children and youth progress through classes as age-groups, not on their birthdays.
- Worthy youth are eligible to obtain a limited-use temple recommend beginning in January of the year they turn 12.
- Young men are eligible to be ordained to a priesthood office in January of the year they turn 12, 14, and 16.
Learn more in the article “Use 2020’s closing months to prep for 2021 changes to Young Women, Young Men groups.”