Articles of Faith
Article of Faith 6

“Article of Faith 6,” Friend, May 2015, 43

Article of Faith 6

Article of Faith 6

“We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.”

When Jesus Christ was on earth, He organized His Church with apostles, teachers, and other leaders to bless the members of the Church. The Church today is organized the same way the primitive, or earlier, Church was when Christ was on earth.

A pastor means a spiritual leader. Bishops are pastors in their wards. Evangelist is another word for patriarch, or a priesthood holder called to give special blessings.

Articles of Faith in Action

President Monson inspires me to always help others and do what is right, even if it is hard. I want to be just like him and like Jesus Christ. I will follow the prophet!

Katrina H., age 11, Utah, USA

Memorization Tip

Article of Faith 6 lists callings that were restored when the Church was organized in the latter days. Remember to include “so forth” as the sixth thing in the list!

This Month’s Challenges

  • Memorize Article of Faith 6.

  • Read Romans 12:4-5. (Hint: the word “office” can also mean “calling.”) Why do we need lots of different callings in the Church?

  • Why is it important that the Church has the same organization as in Jesus’s day? Talk about it with a family member or friend.

  • I challenge myself to …