Councils within the Church are counseling together better than ever. We are all interested in advancing the work of building the kingdom of God. Instead of sitting back and complaining, we are trying open communication and new ideas. And we are succeeding.
Every few months, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers guest speakers at their Leadership Enrichment Series for Church employees. Recently, the General Presidents of Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary spoke on counseling together. This was an enlightening subject, especially as we are all seeking the best way to communicate and strengthen ourselves against the onslaught of the world that tries to tear us down and separate us. Here is a general list of what was taught on how to conduct good council meetings:
Put the interest of the council above personal interests. Check egos at the door. Don’t impose your own ideas.