bishop in office



    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

    Prophets and Church Leaders

    Leader Messages

    Additional Talks



    “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

    “Get to know your bishop,” Youth Activities

    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

    “You Found Me, Bishop!” Friend, January 2014

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

    “Supporting Your Bishop,” Ensign or Liahona, June 2007

    “Lesson for a Busy Bishop,” Ensign, February 2006

    Study Manuals

    In the News

    “Bishop,” LDS Newsroom

    “Presiding Bishopric,” LDS Newsroom


    Teaching Resources

    Stories and Activities for Teaching Children

    “Bishop,” Lesson Helps for Teaching Children