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Ministering Companionships

Postby lizzardsharp » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:00 pm

I am a newly called RS president. Our Ward has ministering assignments set up as a family "assigned" to minister to another family who is generally their neighbor. I can't seem to find in the handbook if this is appropriate. I see the beauty in it but I also read most of what has been put out by the church using the examples of women with women in companionships and men with men. I want to be sure I am following the vision set forth by the first presidency.

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Re: Ministering Companionships

Postby russellhltn » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:00 pm

Handbook 2: 9.5.3 says "The Relief Society presidency normally assigns sisters into companionships of two. A married couple may be assigned to minister together, if that would most effectively meet the needs of a sister and her family."

The same is true for the Elder's quorum. So, there is some wiggle room for what you describe.

However, I think the key word here is "normally". However, I'll also refer you to the introduction (0.3) which says "Leaders who have questions about information in the handbooks or about issues that are not addressed should direct the questions to their immediate presiding authority." Forum title not withstanding, my observation has no value above that of any other member reading the same Handbook.
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Re: Ministering Companionships

Postby Sonnatui » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:19 pm

we are a new ward and i am the relief society president. where can i find instructions on how to enter new ministering assignments?

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Re: Ministering Companionships

Postby davesudweeks » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:39 am

Sonnatui wrote:we are a new ward and i am the relief society president. where can i find instructions on how to enter new ministering assignments?

Your ward clerk should be able to assist.

To enter the assignments, log in to Leader and Clerk Resources
Click on Ministering (at the top of the page) | Relief Society | Proposed Assignments
Make whatever changes or additions you want, then let the bishop know they are ready for his review.
After he approves, you can click the "Review and Publish Assignments" button to make them official - at that point they will be visible to ward members.

It is recommended that assignments should be issued to the ministering elders and ministering sisters in person rather than telling them to go look it up.

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