One of the great blessings of your calling is helping Church members become truly converted to family history. This conversion often happens when members have meaningful, one-on-one family history experiences with an inspired helper.
It also happens when members hear important truths about family history and feel the confirming witness of the Holy Ghost.
Gatherers in the Kingdom
Gatherers in the Kingdom is a set of presentations you can use to teach others so they can experience the joy of true conversion to family history. These presentations help them understand:
- The doctrine of temple and family history work.
- Their role in this work.
- The resources available to support them.
- The rich blessings promised to those who participate.
Suggestions for Using Gatherers in the Kingdom
There are three versions of this presentation, each geared toward a different audience.
Consultants and leaders can use “Gatherers in the Kingdom for Church Members” to reach members in a variety of settings, such as one-on-one visits, family home evenings, devotionals, or combined Sunday School lessons.
Temple and family history consultants
Lead temple and family history consultants can use “Gatherers in the Kingdom for Consultants” to train other consultants.
Leaders and councils
Priesthood leaders can use “Gatherers in the Kingdom for Leaders and Councils” to engage leaders and councils and to guide them in fulfilling their family history responsibilities. For instance, a bishop could use this presentation to train members of the ward council.
Accessing the Presentations
You’ll find these presentations on the Family History Training Presentations page on LDS.org. (You can reach this page from the Temple and Family History Consultant page or from the Leader Resources for Family History page on LDS.org.)
The presentations are provided in Microsoft PowerPoint format. Each one includes presenter notes to instruct you in using the slides in the presentation. There is also a PDF version of the message, which you can use in low bandwidth situations or when PowerPoint is not available.
To download a presentation, click the presentation you want to use, and then follow the prompts in your browser.
To download the PDF presenter notes, click the notes you want to use, and then follow the prompts in your browser.
We encourage you to consider prayerfully how to use these presentations to teach and support those who serve under your direction. As you help others become converted to temple and family history work, they will reap great blessings for themselves and their loved ones on both sides of the veil.