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Who We Are

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints make up a diverse community of people around the world with a shared faith in God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

An Active Faith

Friends and Neighbors
You can find us living, working, and raising families all around the world. For us, being involved in our community is one way we can love our neighbor as Jesus taught.
Chile: Sacrament Meeting
Engaged Congregations
Instead of full-time paid clergy, we all play a part in our local congregations through leadership roles, speaking assignments, and other volunteer opportunities.
Missionaries helping distribute food during a service project in Hong Kong.
Support beyond Sunday
For us, church is more than Sunday worship—it’s also a place to find support through friendships and experiences that strengthen faith and offer practical help for life’s challenges.
What to Expect at Church
We Work Together as Followers of Jesus Christ
Sacrament meetings
We Worship Together
In more than 30,000 local congregations around the world, people connect with others in their community to worship, pray, sing hymns, and study the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We Learn Together
During the week, people of all ages gather in classes, such as seminary for youth or institute for young adults, to study the teachings of Jesus together.
We Serve Others
Service projects are a regular component of church activity and a key way we obey God’s commandment to love our neighbor.
Church Service: Greetings
We Build Relationships
Our congregations are a part of the neighborhoods where we live, and we work hard to be good neighbors and friends. Social activities are a fun and important part of building a church community.
A mother and her son are together inside their home. They are in the kitchen. The mother and son are giving each other a hug. This is in Ghana, Africa.
We Strengthen Families
Strong family bonds make this life joyful and help us build the kind of world we want. Our church experience and services support deeper and more loving family relationships.
We Become Better
Becoming the kind of person we hope to be is an important part of our church life. Church programs help people learn and grow both spiritually and in practical ways through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Find Our Church Near You
Want to see how a supportive church community can benefit you? Come and see for yourself by visiting a local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Find Our Church Near You
Church Leadership
First Presidency 2018
We Believe in Prophets and Apostles
Following the same pattern Jesus Christ established to lead His people in biblical times, the Church is led by a prophet and apostles today. These leaders serve and work under His inspired direction. You can learn more about them here.
Three women in the Philippines sitting outside and reading from the Liahona together.
Leaders Come from around the World
Men and women from all walks of life help direct the Church’s work on a worldwide and regional level. One example of this is the women who lead the Relief Society.
Chile: Family Life
Local Leaders Are Everyday People
Instead of full-time paid clergy, local congregations are led by members of the Church who volunteer their time. They’re supported by other everyday Church members who help with everything from teaching Sunday School classes to cleaning the church building.
We Teach Each Other
When you visit our congregations, you’ll notice we teach each other and learn together from scripture. We believe everyone has something valuable to contribute, and so leaders ask a wide variety of people to preach over the pulpit, pray, and teach classes.
Get a Personal Introduction
If you’re interested in visiting your local congregation, we want you to be as comfortable as possible. Local missionaries can visit with you beforehand to let you know what to expect, answer your questions, and even save a seat for you when you’re ready to visit.
Talk to Missionaries about Church
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