Women and Priesthood

“I entreat you to study prayerfully all the truths you can find about priesthood power." (President Russell M. Nelson, “Spiritual Treasures,” October 2019 general conference)

Priesthood Power and Authority of Women

“Often, we women don’t realize that the power through which we accomplish ‘much good’ in our callings and in our homes is an expression of priesthood power. As a matter of fact, all the good that is done in the world is done through God’s power. . . . Knowing that women have access to that priesthood power strengthens us to be able to do what is asked in whatever responsibilities or assignments are ours.”

Jean B. Bingham, “Endowed with Power” (Brigham Young University Women’s Conference, May 2019), womensconference.byu.edu

Highlighted below are resources that help all members of the Church understand the priesthood authority and priesthood power available to women, what it means, and how women may develop and grow in priesthood power as they more fully keep sacred covenants.

Study Resources

Other Conference Talks

Jean B. Bingham, “Ministering as the Savior Does,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2018, 104–7

Reyna I. Aburto, “With One Accord,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2018, 78–80

Sharon L. Eubank, “Turn On Your Light,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2017, 6–9

Bonnie L. Oscarson, “Rise Up in Strength, Sisters in Zion,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2016, 12–15

Gary E. Stevenson, “Where Are the Keys and Authority of the Priesthood?Ensign or Liahona, May 2016, 29–32

Neil L. Andersen, “Power in the Priesthood,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2013, 92–95

David A. Bednar, “The Powers of Heaven,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2012, 48–51

James E. Faust, “The Prophetic Voice,” Ensign or Liahona, May 1996, 4–7


Barbara Morgan Gardner, “Connecting Daughters of God with His Priesthood Power,” Ensign, Mar. 2019, 31–37

Paul B. Pieper, “Revealed Realities of Mortality,” Ensign, Jan. 2016, 18–23

M. Russell Ballard, “Men and Women and Priesthood Power,” Ensign, Sept. 2014, 28–33

Other Addresses

Jean B. Bingham, Sharon Eubank, Reyna I. Aburto, “Endowed with Power” (Brigham Young University Women’s Conference, May 2019), womensconference.byu.edu

M. Russell Ballard, “Let Us Think Straight” (Brigham Young University Education Week devotional, Aug. 20, 2013), speeches.byu.edu

Linda K. Burton, “Priesthood: ‘A Sacred Trust to Be Used for the Benefit of Men, Women, and Children’” (Brigham Young University Women’s Conference, May 2013), womensconference.byu.edu

Julie B. Beck, “Why We Are Organized into Quorums and Relief Societies” (Brigham Young University devotional, Jan. 17, 2012), speeches.byu.edu