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Mark Your Calendar: 2021 Temple and Family History Leadership Instruction

Elder David A. Bednar, Elder Gary E. Stevenson, and Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host training to instruct ward and stake leaders, youth quorum and class presidencies, and members with missionary or temple and family history callings and responsibilities.

On-demand viewing will be available beginning on 25 February 2021.

Who Should Participate?

The leadership instruction is a great opportunity to hear what Church leaders are saying about the importance of temple and family history work. It is also a great opportunity to learn how you can be more effective in supporting, encouraging, and helping others receive blessings. Those invited to participate include members of stake and ward councils, bishoprics and branch presidencies, elders quorum and Relief Society presidencies, Young Women and Primary presidencies, ward mission leaders and missionaries, ward temple and family history leaders and consultants, and Young Women class and Aaronic Priesthood quorum presidencies.

This Year’s Theme

The theme will be “Hear Him through Temple and Family History Work,” with a focus on this promise from President Russell M. Nelson, “I promise that as you increase your time in temple and family history work, you will increase and improve your ability to hear Him” (“Hear Him,” Apr. 2020 general conference).

Temple with palm trees in front of it

Elder Bednar, Elder Stevenson, and Elder Renlund will undoubtedly talk about ways we can apply the prophet’s counsel in our own lives and how we can help those we minister to do the same. Other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church will also speak.

How to Prepare

You can prepare for the 2021 leadership instruction by watching past leadership instruction sessions. Last year, for example, Elder Renlund talked about the role of the ward temple and family history leader and how Church members can use family history in their ministering to others. And in 2019, Elder Bednar demonstrated ways to make the ward temple and family history coordination meeting more effective. He was joined by Elder Stevenson and Elder Renlund, who likewise presented.   

On-demand viewing for this year’s leadership instruction will be available starting on Thursday, 25 February 2021. You can find it by going to or to the Church broadcast page. Broadcast languages are English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Swedish. A recording of the training will also be available in the Gospel Library soon after the event.

Source: Family Search

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