Meetinghouse Care Leadership Practices for
Stake Presidents

Watch this video to learn the basic duties of meetinghouse care for stake presidents.




Realize that Many approaches lead to success. As a stake president, you have the responsibility to oversee the care of buildings in your stake. While the Church provides general guidelines (see Handbook 1: Stake Presidents and Bishops [2010], section 8), we encourage you to use inspiration to adapt your approach to local customs and needs.

Understand the roles of those you lead. Several leadership roles will help you in your duty over meetinghouse care in your stake. Take a few minutes to review these roles: stake physical facilities representative, bishop, and ward building representative. You can find additional information about these callings and their roles in Handbook 1, 8.2.

Communicate frequently. Communicate with the stake physical facilities representative regularly. For example, you could ask for a report on the building care activities of each ward or branch, arrange for an occasional meeting or in-person report, ask for a frequent written report by email, or simply check in by text; it’s up to you. Ensure that your representative has your interest and the support needed to perform well.

Thank those who participate. Gratitude goes a long way. Please take time to thank those who participate in cleaning buildings in your stake. You may want to do this through direct, personal contact. The more directly you express your appreciation, the more meaningful it will be and the more inspired members will be to participate in the future.

Be involved. Even though you call a stake physical facilities representative to assist you, your involvement sets an example. Your actions teach others the importance of this work. If possible, take a turn cleaning the meetinghouse with your family. It will give members an increased desire to be involved.