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Small branch vs large ward

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:25 pm
by richardhotchkiss
We belong to a small branch of about 40-50 members every Sunday. My teenagers are the only active members. We live within 30 minutes of several wards in three different stakes with lots of youth, including our own stake. Why do they keep this unit open? Can I take my kids to one of these other wards to be around other youth?

Re: Small branch vs large ward

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:34 pm
by russellhltn
richardhotchkiss wrote:We belong to a small branch of about 40-50 members every Sunday. My teenagers are the only active members.

40-50? I've heard of big families, that that's ridiculous. <grin>

I assume you mean your teens are the only active youth. That's a conversation you need to have with your stake president. There can be any number of reasons for the situation.

Re: Small branch vs large ward

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:36 am
by marianomarini
40-50 members? Here in Italy is a BIG Branch (not Ward).
I don't think that Gospel principles are best taught in a big class and I don't see any problem to participate to other Stake's activities.
So youth can learn the Gospel in a small (1 - 3 ) class and enjoy the Gospel with many (10-20).
So You don't need to move your certificate to other units.

Re: Small branch vs large ward

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:33 pm
by johnshaw
Seriously talk to the Stake President, sometimes they just don't have it on minds to consider.