MR says: This reminds me of the timeless counsel President Faust's shared in a fireside that just so happened to end a bit early: "Meetings do not need to be endless to be eternal."
The following post was written by Chance Mikos, a bishop in El Mirage Arizona. He is a former Elders Quorum President and high councilman, and a former missionary in the Boise Idaho mission.
Most of us reading this website have meetings, lots and lots of meetings. Sometimes meetings to plan a meeting.
Over my 20+ years in LDS Church leadership, I have spent 100’s of hours sitting in meetings. The first thing I’d mention is meetings are necessary; however, meetings aren’t the gospel.
I find the best meetings are the ones that have a clear focus on helping or changing people. The second thing I would say is that the best meetings I’ve attended have been different from your standard, sit in a room and look at each other, meetings. So what do I mean? I hope to share a couple of ideas with you that may help keep the endless meetings a little more enjoyable.