May 2024 Updates to Church General Handbook

May 2024 Updates to Church General Handbook

The Church’s General Handbook continues to be updated periodically. Some of the updates in the latest release are listed below. Chapter 12 (“Primary”) has been updated and reorganized. Additional information about teacher council meetings for parents has been...
May 2024 Updates to Church General Handbook

How To Efficiently Search the General Handbook

Church leaders often refer to the General Handbook, looking for a specific policy or procedure. Now that the handbook is available electronically—both online and in the Gospel Library app—it is easy to search. Unfortunately, searches don’t always take you to the...
Final Chapters Updated in the Church’s General Handbook

Final Chapters Updated in the Church’s General Handbook

The last round of updates to the English version of the General Handbook: Serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was published December 15, 2021. Although future updates to the handbook will be published as needed, this is the final major release...
May 2024 Updates to Church General Handbook

New Terminology in Church General Handbook

In February 2020, the Church began updating chapters of the General Handbook. These updates include simplifications in Church structure and meetings, adjustments to some policies, and changes in some Church terminology to better describe the intent. For example, the...
General Handbook Updates in 23 Languages

General Handbook Updates in 23 Languages

The Church has published updates to additional chapters of the General Handbook in more languages. These updates were previously published in English. The following chapters are now available in 23 languages in addition to English: Chapter 5: Stake Leadership Chapter...
Final Chapters Updated in the Church’s General Handbook

More Chapters Updated in the Church’s General Handbook

The latest round of updates to the English version of the General Handbook: Serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was published today. It includes one new chapter, two rewritten chapters, one expanded chapter, and many updated administrative...
General Handbook Updates in 23 Languages

More Chapters of General Handbook in 26 Languages

The Church has published additional chapters of the General Handbook in 26 languages. These chapters were previously published in English and are now available in 26 languages online and in the Gospel Library app. These updates are part of an ongoing revision that is...
May 2024 Updates to Church General Handbook

July 2020 Updates to General Handbook

Additional chapters of the General Handbook have been revised. The chapters for the Elders Quorum, Relief Society, Sunday School, and Teaching the Gospel have been rewritten. Other chapters have been updated. Several updates have been made to Chapter 38, “Church...
May 2024 Updates to Church General Handbook

Chapters of the Church General Handbook Updated

Chapters of the General Handbook that relate to the Primary, Young Women, and Aaronic Priesthood Quorums have been revised to reflect the changes made to these organizations because of the Children and Youth program that became effective January 1. These three...
May 2024 Updates to Church General Handbook

New Church General Handbook Released

Today, the First Presidency released the new General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is available in English in the Gospel Library app in the section Handbooks and Callings and online at handbook.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. Over...
New General Handbook for Church Leaders and Members

New General Handbook for Church Leaders and Members

The Church will publish an updated general handbook in February and make it available to all members and leaders. Today’s Church announcement explains that the new handbook will be simplified in its tone and approach. Details The new handbook will be titled...

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