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A bishop is a man who has been ordained and set apart as the presiding high priest for a ward, or congregation. He has overall responsibility for ministering the temporal and spiritual affairs of the congregation.


Scripture References

Scripture Study Resources

Messages from Church Leaders

Additional Messages


“The Office of Bishop”

“Training for My Calling: Bishop”

“Counseling with the Bishop”

Learning Resources

General Resources

A Bishop unto the Church,” Church History

Bishop, See Yourself in the Work,” Hastening the Work of Salvation

How the Church Is Organized,” Organization

Bishop’s Responsibilities for Young Single Adults,” Serving Young Single Adults

Caring for the Poor and Needy,”

Bishopric,” Aaronic Priesthood Callings

Church Magazines

My Dad the Bishop,” Friend, March 2017

Questions & Answers: How can I become comfortable enough to talk to my bishop about issues or concerns?New Era, April 2015

Heidi S. Swinton, “You Found Me, Bishop!Friend, January 2014

Bonnie Sprinkel, “A Friend in the Bishop,” Ensign, June 2012

Joseph Staples, “Supporting Your Bishop,” Ensign June 2007

Michael B. Wixom, “Lesson for a Busy Bishop,” Ensign, February 2006

In the News

Bishop,” Newsroom

Presiding Bishopric,” Newsroom


Teaching Resources

Stories and Activities for Teaching Children

Bishop,” Lesson Helps for Teaching Children