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Discuss basic duties of stake and ward clerks, including where to begin.
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New Clerk

Postby souf » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:01 am

Hi I was just called sunday as the ward clerk this will be my first time doing such a calling I have a long family history of ward and stake clerks in my family from my father, grandfather and even great grand father along with some uncles any advise would be great


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Postby aebrown » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:24 am

souf wrote:any advise would be great

I'd start with Handbook 1, Section 13.4.2, and Handbook 2, Section 4.6.4; other Handbook sections will be helpful as well. On the wiki there is an article called Ward clerk, which has a good overview of responsibilities, as well as links to training and other relevant articles.

And if any questions arise that are stumping you, work with your stake clerk, or feel free to post a question on this forum and someone will be happy to help you.
Questions that can benefit the larger community should be asked in a public forum, not a private message.

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Postby crislapi » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:55 am

There is also a whole section of the forum for helping new clerks get started.

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Postby scgallafent » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:16 pm

There are some online training materials under the Melchizedek Priesthood section of

Menu > Service > Serving in the Church
Choose Melchizedek Priesthood
Choose Leader Resources
Look under Training Materials

The Record-Keeping and Auditing Training materials are on that menu. The direct URL is,17884,6074-1,00.html.

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Postby crislapi » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:26 pm

scgallafent wrote:The direct URL is,17884,6074-1,00.html.

It might be easier to remember this one:

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