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“Summary of Recent Updates,” General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (2020).

“Summary of Recent Updates,” General Handbook.

Summary of Recent Updates

July 2021

Chapter 0: Introductory Overview

Chapter 4: Leadership and Councils in the Church of Jesus Christ

  • Chapter 4 has been revised to include content on councils. (Some of this content was previously in chapter 7, “Councils in the Church.” The content from chapter 7 has been revised and moved to chapters 4 and 29.)

Chapter 5: General and Area Leadership

  • Chapter 5 is new. It describes the roles of general and area leaders and councils in the Church.

Chapter 6: Stake Leadership (formerly chapter 5)

Chapter 7: The Bishopric (formerly chapter 6)

Chapter 12: Primary

Chapter 18: Priesthood Ordinances and Blessings

Chapter 20: Activities

  • Chapter 20 has been revised. The content has also been simplified and oriented around the needs of smaller units.

Chapter 25: Temple and Family History Work in the Ward and Stake

Chapter 26: Temple Recommends

Chapter 27: Temple Ordinances for the Living

Chapter 29: Meetings in the Church

Chapter 30: Callings in the Church

  • Chapter 30 has been revised. The content has also been simplified and oriented around the needs of smaller units.

Chapter 32: Repentance and Church Membership Councils

Chapter 33: Records and Reports

Chapter 34: Finances and Audits

Chapter 38: Church Policies and Guidelines