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Handbook 2 - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
General, Area, and Regional Administration 2. Stake Administration 3. Ward Administration 4. Interviews and Counseling 5. Ordinances and Blessings 6. Callings and Releases 7.
This chapter summarizes information about Church meetings. In addition to the meetings outlined in the handbooks, presiding authorities occasionally may call other meetings and define their composition and purpose. Leaders prepare an agenda for each meeting or assign someone else to prepare it under their direction. It should be prioritized to ensure that the most important matters are discussed first. Leadership meetings should focus on strengthening individuals and families. Time spent on calendaring, program planning, and other administrative business should be minimal. For guidelines on counseling together in meetings, see 4.
See this page in the original publication. The General Handbook of Instructions is the official book of instruction for Church leaders, mainly stake presidents and bishops. Church leaders who receive the handbook include General Authorities, Church department heads, general auxiliary presidencies, temple presidents, and officers in stakes, wards, missions, districts, and branches. It is a handbook of Church policy and practices, not doctrine. The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles prepare the handbook to provide uniform procedures and methods for local leaders as they minister to the members and direct Church affairs in their areas throughout the world. Other Church handbooks, such as those for priesthood and auxiliary organizations, are based on the General Handbook of Instructions.
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Along with the church's standard works i. In general, the Handbook contains institutional church policies, as opposed to church doctrine. Handbook acts as a "standard reference point" for bishops and other leaders to make decisions. The leaders are encouraged to follow the handbook "with the guidance of the Holy Ghost" and with "sensitivity to individual circumstances. The Handbook is divided into two volumes. However, Handbook 1 is not available to the general public or the general church membership.