Counsel Together

    Lesson 1: Creating a Spirit of Unity in the Presidency

    Introduce the Principle

    In His great Intercessory Prayer, the Savior prayed that those who believe in Him might be one, even as He and His Father are one (see John 17:20–23). In the latter days the Savior commanded us to be unified when He declared, “Be one; and if ye are not one ye are not mine” (Doctrine and Covenants 38:27).

    Counseling together provides an opportunity to become unified as a presidency. Your presidency also bears the responsibility of being unified with and following the direction of priesthood leaders who hold priesthood keys (bishops, stake presidents, and apostles and prophets).

    Learn Together

    • Why is unity essential for success in the Lord’s work?
    • How can differences of opinion be helpful?
    • How will you, as a class presidency, resolve differences?
    • After a decision is reached, what is the responsibility of each member of the presidency?
    • How and where do you receive direction from priesthood leaders?

    Live What We Are Learning

    • Identify one specific way to build more unity as a class presidency and then commit to act. Write down the blessings and benefits you receive. Prepare to share your observations at the next class presidency meeting.
    • Identify one thing you can do to increase unity among your class members.
    • What direction are we as a class presidency receiving from our bishopric and other priesthood leaders? How can we be unified with them?

    Resources

    Serving Young Women

    Think of every individual in your class. What will you do to help each feel included?

    Serve Your Friends (02:08)