General Conference

October 08, 2021 11:12 AM MDT
In his opening remarks at the October 2021 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson said, “I invite you to listen for three things during this conference: pure truth, the pure doctrine of Christ, and pure revelation.”
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By  Emily Abel
October 04, 2021 02:29 PM MDT
Another general conference weekend has come and gone. With it came the announcement of 13 new temples, messages of hope—and a plethora of entertaining conference-related Tweets. Find some of our favorites here.
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October 02, 2021 11:58 AM MDT
To help you remember the spirit you felt, here is one quote from each October 2021 general conference talk.
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October 01, 2021 03:13 PM MDT
Keeping track of all the members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles may be a challenge for many of us—but not for 18-month-old Oliver Austin.
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September 30, 2021 03:05 PM MDT
When you devote 8–10 hours of your weekend to sitting in front of a screen, you want to make sure you get as much out of it as possible, but how can you best prepare for general conference? And when it’s over, how can you best apply its teachings to your life?
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September 24, 2021 08:03 AM MDT
Join your favorite authors and artists to prepare your family and receive guidance and inspiration during general conference plus get special new discounts at Deseret Book every day!
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By  LDS Living
September 16, 2021 05:23 PM MDT
In a few weeks, people in far-flung locations worldwide will be streaming general conference online in dozens of languages.
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September 03, 2021 08:00 PM MDT
In the Sunday morning session of April 2021 general conference, President Nelson issued a direction invitation with a powerful promise:
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter today, July 27, 2021, to leaders of the faith around the world.
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March 26, 2021 06:07 PM MDT
General conference is right around the corner! This Sunday marks the beginning of Work + Wonder's “Conference Prep Week.” What's that, you ask? Each conference, Work + Wonder gives you a different prompt for the days leading up to conference to help you prepare for and get more out of general conference weekend.
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March 09, 2021 03:00 PM MST
General Conference is something we all look forward to twice a year. We know Church leaders spend so much time preparing to speak to us. But how are we preparing to listen to them? How can we be ready to receive counsel from our leaders and get the most out of the experience? And how do we make the experience last longer than conference weekend? Here are a few excellent resources to help you and your family get ready for general conference, make your conference study and note-taking easier, and help you reflect and revisit the talks in the weeks and months to come.
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March 08, 2021 01:00 PM MST
Throughout the years, Church leaders have repeatedly encouraged us to study the general conference messages. One way to preserve your impressions is with the General Conference Addresses Journal Edition, which will have all the text of the April 2021 general conference addresses in one spiral-bound paperback book. This awesome study resource will ship out after conference, and its extra-wide, lined margins provide space for you to record your impressions and document the insights you receive as you revisit the messages from general conference.
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February 01, 2021 05:00 PM MST
The team at Work + Wonder has been producing beautiful general conference workbooks since April 2018 to help members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints transform their conference experience. Now in its 7th iteration, this fantastic conference prep resource will be available in Deseret Book stores and online at DeseretBook.com!
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September 29, 2020 06:56 PM MDT
I had searched every corner of the Internet for quizzes and listened to sermons from Christian preachers to figure out what religion I identified with. But up until October 2014, I had completely missed the gold mine that is general conference talks.
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For many people around the globe, bended knee is the posture of prayer, the place we go for ultimate hope when we have nowhere else to turn.
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July 31, 2020 03:56 PM MDT
One of the many ways April general conference was "unforgettable" was the introduction of “The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World.”
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June 04, 2020 01:03 PM MDT
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has shared the following letter about the October 2020 general conference with Church members everywhere.
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April 08, 2020 11:59 AM MDT
Text for the April 2020 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now available online and in the Gospel Library app. Now you can listen to, mark up, and review the most recent sessions of general conference as you strive to incorporate the words, promises, invitations, and insights of our prophet and Church leaders.
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March 30, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
Latter-day Saints around the world have been anticipating April 2020 general conference ever since President Russell M. Nelson promised a bicentennial celebration of the First Vision and a general conference that would be “not only memorable but also unforgettable” for those who prepared for the event.
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March 19, 2020 07:35 PM MDT
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter March 19, 2020, to Latter-day Saints around the world. See the latest updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Saints worldwide.
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March 14, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
Editor's note: This article originally ran on LDS Living in October 2018.
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March 11, 2020 02:00 PM MDT
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February 28, 2020 05:00 PM MST
At the end of the October 2019 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson said that April 2020 conference would be "different from any previous conference."
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February 27, 2020 06:53 PM MST
► Related content: The Church and Coronavirus: A Timeline of News Releases and Media Coverage
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January 10, 2020 03:00 PM MST
Editor's Note: Our new weekly Friday column, “Found in the Footnotes,” will explore some of the footnotes from remarks given by General Authorities and general officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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January 08, 2020 11:23 PM MST
The Saturday evening session of April 2020 general conference will already be unlike any previous session of conference, since the session which is typically the Priesthood session will be for all members ages 11 and up.
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January 02, 2020 09:18 PM MST
Renovation season at Temple Square has officially begun as the Salt Lake Temple closed Saturday, December 29.
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December 13, 2019 01:00 PM MST
“Alexa, play general conference, please.” “Okay, playing general conference.”
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October 08, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
During the women’s session of general conference Saturday night, Young Women General President Sister Bonnie H. Cordon shared an updated version of the Young Women theme. It now reads:
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October 07, 2019 02:00 PM MDT
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the First Vision, President Nelson announced, "General conference next April will be different from any previous conference. In the next six months, I hope that every member and every family will prepare for a unique conference that will commemorate the very foundations of the restored gospel."
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By  LDS Living
October 03, 2019 02:04 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint Randy Harward created a video that captures, in just 173 seconds, many of the powerful moments and testimonies from the April 2019 general conference. Here's a quick recap to help you prepare and get excited as another general conference approaches.
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October 02, 2019 09:08 AM MDT
There’s an electric, almost tangible buzz in the air around this time of year that settles over Temple Square and Latter-day Saint chapels throughout the world—and it has nothing to do with changing weather. It’s general conference time.
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By  Bob Walker
October 02, 2019 08:51 AM MDT
The following article has been republished with permission.
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By  LDS Living
October 01, 2019 01:51 PM MDT
Church leaders have often spoken about the care and prayer that goes into preparing their talks for general conference.
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September 30, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
*The following article previously ran on LDS Living in October 2015.
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April 06, 2019 04:16 PM MDT
With general conference this weekend, we have the great opportunity to invite our friends and others to listen to a prophet’s voice and to hear the word of God. This is a special chance for others to learn more about us, but more importantly, to feel the Spirit testify truth in their hearts. The following video of a missionary's invitation to watch general conference comes from the YouTube channel, Prepare to Serve.
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By  LDS Living
April 06, 2019 03:47 PM MDT
For many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, general conference weekend is one of the most exciting and inspiring times of the year. Every April and October, Church leaders gather in Salt Lake City, Utah, and address the worldwide Church on matters involving faith, change, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here are GIFs that perfectly explain our conference experience.
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April 06, 2019 09:57 AM MDT
Conference is around the corner—and so's the chance to listen to the Tabernacle Choir and sing some of our favorite songs. Which hymns might we hear or sing this year? Turns out that some are more popular than others! Check out what we found by combing through the last 21 years of hymns sung in general conference:
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By  LDS Living
April 05, 2019 09:22 AM MDT
From the Tabernacle Choir’s beautiful renditions of cherished hymns to the dazzling floral arrangements and inspired messages from prophets and apostles, what’s not to love about general conference? Since its beginning, general conference has undergone many changes and many firsts—like the first time it was only two days long or the first time it was held in the tabernacle—that have made it look different over the years. However, its powerful, revelatory spirit remains. We asked our readers what their earliest memories of general conference were and loved the responses so much that we had to share a few. Are any of these memories similar to yours?
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April 04, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Conference has usually been an uplifting time for me—the counsel of our Church leaders comforts and motivates my soul. I love the time with my family and look forward to the ironically named but word-of-wisdom-approved coffee cake we enjoy every Sunday morning session. It all spurs me on to a renewed commitment to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Except the coffee cake. All that does is remind me to eat healthier on Monday.)
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April 03, 2019 01:37 PM MDT
With all the recent announcements, temple dedications, and Church changes, this conference weekend will only add to the excitement of witnessing the continuation of the restoration in the latter days.
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April 03, 2019 12:30 PM MDT
Hopefully, the powerful messages shared by our living prophet and apostles last general conference have lingered in your heart the last six months. Here are invitations extended and promises given during the October 2018 general conference that might lead you to take action, be still and listen, or simply help you keep the Spirit you felt over conference weekend.
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April 02, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
I remember riding in the back of a cramped truck through the dirty streets of Santiago, Chile, en route to my very first general conference as a full-time missionary. As we navigated the small, crowded roads on our way to the local Stake Center, one senior missionary clicked on the radio which began playing a Tabernacle Choir CD. Involuntarily and instantly, I was flooded with nostalgic images and emotions of general conference back home in Idaho. I couldn’t help but wonder what my family was doing right at that very moment as they and I prepared for the same marvelous event, at the same exact moment, but in entirely different hemispheres.
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April 01, 2019 09:00 PM MDT
Three general conference messages have completely changed the trajectory of Cynthia's life.
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April 01, 2019 12:07 PM MDT
If it seems like general conference and the announcement of new temple locations go hand-in-hand in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there are plenty of reasons to think so.
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January 03, 2019 02:48 PM MST
The past couple months I’ve carpooled into work every day with President Russell M. Nelson. We both work in downtown Salt Lake City, and I figured, “Hey, what better way to start off each day, than driving with the prophet for 35 minutes?” To be honest, he did most of the talking — okay, he did all of the talking.
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December 26, 2018 02:53 PM MST
It’s no secret that the changes in the Church are preparing us to become more spiritually self-reliant in preparation for the Second Coming. We’re responsible for receiving inspiration for our ministering families and come January, we’ll focus more than ever on learning the gospel in our home and developing our own unshakeable testimonies.
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November 16, 2018 08:22 PM MST
Conference Talk:
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October 11, 2018 11:45 AM MDT
This general conference was incredible. We heard so many inspired messages and each talk was a reminder that Jesus Christ lives and this is His church. I was especially touched by the testimonies of the apostles and members of the First Presidency.
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By  LDS Living
October 10, 2018 03:29 PM MDT
The full text along with audio and video for each general conference session is now available on lds.org.
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October 08, 2018 07:15 PM MDT
This conference has been inspiring and uplifting in so many ways. From the announcement about the new home-study programto the announcement of 12 new temples, this weekend has been incredibly spiritual.
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October 08, 2018 07:00 PM MDT
Latter-day Saints from all over the world tuned in to general conference last weekend and were spiritually fed by the words of our prophet and Church leaders.
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October 06, 2018 02:02 PM MDT
During the Saturday morning session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Church announced changes to weekly Church meetings, including that church meetings will now be two hours instead of three.
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October 06, 2018 09:49 AM MDT
Does the Conference Center or the Salt Lake Tabernacle organ have more pipes? How many days was conference in 1867? Test your knowledge of a variety of facts about general conference as you listen to the counsel of our prophet and apostles this weekend!
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October 05, 2018 03:00 PM MDT
There are a lot of rumors circulating about changes coming this general conference.
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October 05, 2018 01:00 PM MDT
As we gear up for general conference, we will be highlighting past conference talks to help us review, remember, and grow closer to the Spirit so that we can better recognize the Lord's voice and direction this coming weekend. This talk was given by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf in October 2011 in the women's session, and we wanted to share it in anticipation of the first time women's session will now be held general conference weekend. This is just a small part of Elder Uchtdorf's message, read the full talk here.
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October 05, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
In October 2017, the Church issued a statement regarding a change in the way the priesthood and women’s sessions of general conference are held. In a letter, the First Presidency stated that the two meetings would be held annually, with priesthood session in April and women’s session in October.
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October 03, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
After a general conference weekend like the one we experienced last April, there are too many emotions and too many words to summarize what we all witnessed. Solemn assemblies. Priesthood quorum changes. New apostles. Home and visiting teaching gone. And then that mic drop of seven new temples announced, including in Russia and India. As Elder Holland quipped, "President Nelson, I don't know how many rushes we can handle this weekend. Some of us have weak hearts. But, as I think about it, you can take care of that too."
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October 02, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
General conference is arguably one of the best times of the year for Latter-day Saints. We get to listen to our leaders and dear prophet talk about various topics and learn about the gospel. The speakers are inspired in their messages they share, and some even throw in a few quotes from famous people and historical figures every so often. Here are a few times when famous people were mentioned in general conference:
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By  LDS Living
October 01, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
April 2018 marked a memorable and historic general conference, and our prophet asked us to study and apply the messages that were presented. In order to help us remember the incredible words of each speaker, here is one great quote from each talk from the April 2018 general conference.
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