Creating a Spanish group within ward

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Creating a Spanish group within ward

Postby gmitch » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:23 am

My bishop has asked that I create a separate group for the Spanish speakers in our ward. This group would contain relief society and priesthood subgroups.
How do we do that?

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Re: Creating a Spanish group within ward

Postby lajackson » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:27 am

gmitch wrote:My bishop has asked that I create a separate group for the Spanish speakers in our ward.

In it's most simple form, you would use two additional classrooms, one for Spanish-speaking brethren and one for Spanish-speaking sisters. In the priesthood meeting, you would have a member of the elders quorum presidency be in charge, and in the Relief Society meeting a member of the RS presidency.

It can get more complicated from there, up to and including a separate language-speaking branch. I trust that the bishop has discussed his plans with the stake president. There is some guidance in the Handbook.

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Re: Creating a Spanish group within ward

Postby russellhltn » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:00 am

lajackson wrote:There is some guidance in the Handbook.

Handbook 1: 9.1.4. But that may be a step up from what you're trying to do. I think that addresses groups that meet separately.

As for MLS/LCR, it's not required, but to have separate class rolls, you'll need to split the classes and manually assign members to the appropriate class.
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Re: Creating a Spanish group within ward

Postby sbradshaw » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:29 pm

If you have more than 5–10 Spanish-speaking elders, you could work with the stake to have a second elders quorum president called, so you can have two separate elders quorums. Similarly, your Relief Society could be split into two Relief Societies (English and Spanish). Having multiple elders quorums and Relief Societies isn't common, but it's fully supported by the Handbook. You could also have someone called to teach a Spanish Gospel Doctrine and/or Gospel Principles class.
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