The Sunday School General Presidency is responsible for religious instruction in the Church. The presidency consists of a president and two counselors who travel frequently to minister to Church members around the world, helping them improve religious teaching in the home and in Church meetings. They also work to strengthen members’ commitment to personal and family scripture study and help them increase their faith in Jesus Christ.
Church members begin participating in Sunday School in January of the year they turn 12. (Younger children receive religious instruction as part of the Primary.) The purposes of Sunday School are to strengthen individuals’ and families’ faith in Jesus Christ through meaningful study of the scriptures and to help Church members teach one another the gospel of Christ1.
The Sunday School General Presidency works with the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to provide appropriate teaching material for religious study in the home and Sunday meetings. The Sunday School General Presidency counsels, inspires, and instructs local Sunday School presidencies who direct the religious instruction for their congregation.
Sunday School classes are held on the first and third Sundays of each month. All Church members and friends are invited to participate.