If Caring For the Youth in His Ward Is a Bishop’s No. 1 Responsibility, Where Do Other Responsibilities Fall? Church Leaders Explain

by | Nov. 08, 2019

During the October general conference, in light of the new organizational changes, President Russell M. Nelson clearly stated that a bishop’s “first and foremost responsibility” is to care for the youth in the ward. But what about everything else in the ward? The Church News spoke with Church leaders who broke down what these organizational changes mean for not only the bishop but for Relief Society and elders quorum presidencies, Young Women presidents, and Aaronic Priesthood quorum advisers. Ultimately the change should affect all members of the Church, as it relies heavily on the bishop trusting ministering brothers and sisters to help take care of ward members and allow him to make the youth his top priority in his stewardship.

Why are these changes so significant and why should we care? Elder Paul B. Pieper, General Authority Seventy and Southwest Area president, explains that the future of our children and youth rests on it.

“I think as adults, we need to be very, very sensitive that we might be one of the causes of the youth of the Church struggling because we are the ones taking the time of the person who holds the keys for them,” Elder Pieper said.

Read the full article at TheChurchNews.com.

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