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PRIESTHOOD ORIENTATION STUDIES


by Alfred H. Yale
Priesthood Orientation Studies was designed to meet the need for studies to acquaint those called to the priesthood with the areas of ministry in which they may serve, and to inform them of their general duties, responsibilities, and privileges.
Contents:
I. BECOMING ACQUAINTED WITH PRIESTHOOD
The Meaning, Purpose, and History of Priesthood
The Offices of Priesthood
Form of Organization
II. THE DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF PRIESTHOOD OFFICE
The Elder
The Priest
The Teacher
The Deacon
III. INTRODUCTION TO THE SCRIPTURES
The Bible
The Book of Mormon
The Doctrine and Covenants
IV. INTRODUCTION TO RESTORATION HISTORY
Important Events in Church History
An Outline of Restoration History
Approach to History
Soil of the Restoration
The Restoration
The New Jerusalem
Nauvoo.
Disorganization
Reorganization
Return to Zion
Growth of the Church
V. FUNDAMENTAL DOCTRINE
The Nature of God and of Man
Atonement; Rewards
Gospel Principles; The Church
VI. THE BASIC LAW OF STEWARDSHIP
VLL. CHURCH ADMINISTRATION
Administrative Procedures
Judicial Procedures
Local Organization and Administration
VIII. MAJOR AREAS OF CHURCH ACTION
IX. FINANCING THE MINISTRIES OF THE CHURCH