Explaining Mormon Beliefs: Volunteer Leadership in the Church

This article is one in a series of articles about explaining our Mormon beliefs to our friends. See other articles in this series.

One way our church is different from many other churches is that Mormons volunteer their time to serve as leaders and teachers in local congregations. Unlike ministers from other faiths who feel they receive their call to the ministry directly through the inspiration of God, the calling of an LDS leader is a formal, official invitation to serve from church leaders who extend the call after study, prayer and inspiration from God.

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