On February 28, 2019, Church leaders gave important guidelines to consider when organizing temple and family history work in a ward. The counsel given at this Temple and Family History Leadership Instruction meeting can help ward leaders and members coordinate their efforts and inspire others to connect with family and enjoy the blessings of the temple.
Elders Bednar, Stevenson, and Renlund each spoke at the meeting. Learn about creating simple family history plans for your ward; the inseparable connection between home, temple, and family; and using easily-accessible tools to connect members with their ancestors by clicking below. You can even watch as Elder Bednar leads an unscripted temple and family history coordination meeting with volunteer ward leaders.
Ward leaders are invited to clarify their ward’s temple and family history leadership pattern, develop a simple plan, and begin holding ward temple and family history coordination meetings.
The temple leads to family, and learning about family leads to the temple. Using the My Family: Stories That Bring Us Together booklet, and the FamilySearch Family Tree and Memories apps to help members make simple discoveries may be the most productive thing consultants can do in their efforts to help individuals and families.
Members of a local ward council gather on stage for an unscripted discussion on temple and family history work in the ward, led by Elder Bednar and the local bishop. Elder Bednar asks Sister Joy D. Jones, General Primary President, and other Church leaders to share their perspectives.
On March 1, 2019, Elder and Sister Bednar also spoke to Church members about our role as the seed of Abraham in gathering Heavenly Father’s children.
As the seed of Abraham, we have a responsibility to help gather Heavenly Father’s children. Elder and Sister Bednar share simple ways that we can help others participate in temple and family history work.