Inspired Direction
May 2019

Inspired Direction

During the presidency of President Russell M. Nelson:

  • Priesthood quorums have been restructured.

  • Ministering has replaced home and visiting teaching.

  • A new personal-development program for children and youth is being created.

  • New editions of the hymnbook and the Children’s Songbook are being prepared.

  • New guidelines for youth interviews with bishops have been established.

  • Emphasis has been placed on calling the Church by its full name.

  • The Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

  • Mission calls are posted online in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Home-centered and Church-supported gospel study has begun, including the shift to a two-hour Sunday meeting block.

  • Twenty-seven new temples have been announced.

  • All but three major Church pageants have been discontinued.

  • Primary and youth progression, young men priesthood ordination, and youth temple recommends may now take place in January rather than following birthdays.

  • Sister missionaries can now wear dress pants.

  • Details associated with temple work have been adjusted.

  • New missions have been created and boundary realignments have occurred, and four missionary training centers have closed.

  • Children of LGBT parents may now be blessed and baptized, and the policy concerning same-gender marriages has been clarified.

And President Nelson has promised that as the Lord directs, there’s more to come!