Ideas for Tithing Settlement

Ideas for Tithing Settlement

President James E. Faust said, “One of the great blessings the people of this Church have is to meet with the bishop once each year, settle their tithing, and report that what they had paid in contributions constitutes a tithe.” (James E. Faust, “Opening the...
More Information about FSY Conferences Starting in 2020

More Information about FSY Conferences Starting in 2020

The Church has released more information about FSY Conferences that will be part of the new Children and Youth program beginning in 2020. The additional information includes the registration cost, the role of young single adult counselors, and a list of which years...
Updates to Ministering Website

Updates to Ministering Website

The Church’s website at ministering.lds.org has been updated with articles and videos that teach principles to leaders and members of what ministering like the Savior should look like. New resources will be added to the site each month that relate to the...
Service Missions for Young Missionaries

Service Missions for Young Missionaries

For many years, young Latter-day Saints with a desire to serve a mission but who are unable to do so for health reasons have served the Lord valiantly in various community and Church organizations. The Church has now announced increased opportunities for young...
Help for Victims of Abuse

Help for Victims of Abuse

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has published a new website to help people who have been victims of abuse and to help Church leaders minister to them and their families. This new resource is found at abuse.lds.org. The new website provides guidance and...
Disability Specialists in LDS Wards, Stakes, and Communities

Disability Specialists in LDS Wards, Stakes, and Communities

The role of the stake and ward disability specialist is “to help facilitate increased participation and inclusion of Church members with disabilities.” Some responsibilities are including members with disabilities in Church meetings and activities, responding to...
Stake-Based Institute Options

Stake-Based Institute Options

Priesthood leaders are encouraged to make institute accessible to all young single adults (YSAs). Stake presidents have the option of creating stake-based institutes for YSAs who don’t have access to existing campus institute programs. Since their implementation...
Suicide: Myths and Facts

Suicide: Myths and Facts

The article “Suicide: Myths and Facts” in the September Ensign helps us challenge myths about suicide and be better prepared to reach out to those who may need help. Did you know the following are all myths? Most suicides happen suddenly, without warning....
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Over 800,000 people die by suicide worldwide every year. In the United States, suicide rates have surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, with increases in every age group. As part of ongoing efforts...
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

LDS Guide “Preventing Suicide and Responding after a Loss”

As part of ongoing efforts to help prevent suicide, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent a notice to all leaders worldwide inviting everyone to “take an active role within their communities to minister to those who have thoughts of suicide or who are...

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