“Areas of Service in the Church,” Learning and Serving in the Church (2016), 14–15
“Areas of Service in the Church,” Learning and Serving in the Church, 14–15
The Church is organized to help meet the specific needs and interests of men, women, youth, and children. All adults are members of either priesthood quorums (groups for men) or the Relief Society (the organization for women). Priesthood quorums and the Relief Society meet regularly, including on Sunday, to study the gospel, encourage one another, and plan ways to serve and help others. You might receive a calling to lead, teach, help with music, or provide service in a priesthood quorum or in the Relief Society.
A major responsibility of the Church is to assist parents in teaching and caring for the children and youth of the Church. You might receive a calling to help teach or organize activities for children under age 12 in the Primary organization, or for youth ages 12–18 in the Young Men (Aaronic Priesthood) or Young Women organizations. Youth and children may also receive either callings or short-term assignments to lead, speak, teach, or serve. In addition, the Sunday School organizes gospel study classes for all youth and adults, and you might be called to help teach or organize these classes.
The Relief Society, Primary, Young Men, Young Women, and Sunday School organizations are referred to as auxiliaries. The auxiliary organizations work with the priesthood organization in carrying out the work of the Church.