The Ward Activities Director serves under the Bishop or Branch President and is responsible for planning ward activities. He or She will call on ward members for help and may have a set apart committee. The Ward Activities Director attends Ward Council meeting monthly and is also in charge of creating and maintaining a yearly ward calendar to help members plan around ward, stake, church-wide, community, and school events. The Activities Director and committee may be called on to assist with levels on the auxiliary level as well.
The Stake Activities Director .... (more to come)
Purpose of Church Activities
The purpose of Church activities is to bring members closer to Christ through worthwhile events that unite them as “fellowcitizens [in] the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19). Activities can:
- Fortify and support the family.
- Strengthen testimonies and foster personal growth.
- Provide opportunities to apply gospel principles.
- Create unity and a sense of belonging.
In addition, Church activities can provide opportunities to reach out to less-active members, recent converts, and those of other faiths. Activities can also help participants develop talents, gain new skills, and give service to others.
Responsibility for Activities
Church activities are planned under the direction of stake presidencies and bishoprics. These leaders assign responsibility for each activity to the leaders of the auxiliary or priesthood organization involved. Stake and ward activities committees, called and directed by the stake presidency or bishopric, are generally responsible for activities that involve multiple organizations or are planned for entire families.
Guidelines and policies regarding Church activities can be found in "Activities," section 10 of the Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 2: Priesthood and Auxiliary Leaders (1998), 271–280, available online through Church Distribution Services. Also available from Distribution Services are the Theatre, Dance, and Communications manuals, two short videos on sportsmanship and officiating at sports activities, and materials for several dramatic productions.
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