Policies and Announcements
January 1987

“Policies and Announcements,” Ensign, Jan. 1987, 76–77

Policies and Announcements

The following items appeared in the December 1986 Bulletin.

Chaplain Openings. Openings for LDS chaplains are available (1) in the full-time U.S. Navy, (2) on a reserve or National Guard status with the Oregon Army National Guard in the Portland-Salem area, (3) in the U.S. Army Reserve or National Guard in the Fourth Army area (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota), and (4) in the California State Guard.

Chaplain requirements for members of the Church include Melchizedek Priesthood; a full-time mission; a bachelor’s degree; a master’s degree in counseling; age under forty for the Army Reserve and National Guard, age under thirty-six for the U.S. Navy. (Age may be waived for the California State Guard, a volunteer, nonpaid organization.) Interested members may contact the Church Military Relations Committee, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. Telephone (801)531-2286 for further details and procedures for application.

Gospel Doctrine Course, 1987. The 1987 Gospel Doctrine course will be the New Testament. Class members should be reminded that the student text (or manual) is the New Testament itself. There is no other student text. However, there is a New Testament Scripture Study Guide (PCSS5781) to assist class members in their study of the New Testament.

Aaronic Priesthood Book. The New Era magazine has compiled the magazine’s best articles and short stories about the Aaronic Priesthood into a book titled Priesthood in Action. The book offers insights into such Aaronic Priesthood duties as passing the sacrament, home teaching, service, and preparing to preach the gospel on a mission. Heart-warming, real-life incidents about Aaronic Priesthood holders are told by General Authorities, adult leaders, and young men.

The information in this book will build and strengthen testimonies and will develop an understanding and appreciation for the magnitude and the blessings of the Aaronic Priesthood for young men and women.

Copies of Priesthood in Action (PBMA1033; $3.95 each) are available from the Salt Lake Distribution Center. Checks should be made out to the Corporation of the President.

The following item appeared in the October/November 1986 Bulletin.

Relief Society Visiting Teaching. The ten-minute visiting teaching segment ordinarily will take place at the beginning of homemaking meeting, and everyone is invited.

This ten-minute segment can be used by the Relief Society president, assisted by the visiting teaching board member, to motivate and instruct visiting teachers and to help them understand the importance of helping and sustaining each other. The sisters can be taught to assess needs, to understand the importance of confidentiality, and to be non-judgmental.