General and local Primary leaders help parents teach their children the gospel of Jesus Christ and prepare children for baptism. Primary also helps prepare children for service in the temple, which they can provide on a limited basis beginning at age 12. Primary helps children grow in their faith and develop their talents through participation in the Church’s Children and Youth program.
Children in Primary receive gospel instruction in Sunday meetings and learn valuable skills in weekday activities. The Primary General Presidency provides counsel, inspiration, and instruction to local Primary presidencies, who direct Primary instruction and activities for children in their congregation. The general presidency is assisted by members of the Primary General Advisory Council.