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Free Priesthood Preview printables

One of the first projects I shared on The Mormon Home was our ward Priesthood Preview–about two years ago! Those printables were overdue for an update and I really like the new look I’m sharing here today. Feel free to use for your ward, print, and share!

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I could not be more thrilled with the new directions we’ve received about the Priesthood Preview including both boys and girls. The “tie” imagery seems very wrong (and doctrinally not sound, right?) so it’s no longer available.

Here’s the link: https://www.lds.org/callings/primary/temple-and-priesthood-preparation?lang=eng

I also really like this interview for more clarifying comments regarding women and the priesthood:

https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/transcript-mormon-women-leaders-insights-church-leadership

 

Here’s the text:

Each year, a meeting called Temple and Priesthood Preparation is held for 11-year-old boys and girls together. Their parents are also invited. The purpose is to help these children understand the blessings of temple service, priesthood service, and making and keeping sacred covenants. Possible topics for the meeting include priesthood purposes, responsibilities, ordinances, and blessings; helping boys strengthen their commitment to prepare to receive the priesthood; helping boys and girls understand their opportunities to participate in the work of salvation; and encouraging children to prepare to receive a limited-use temple recommend when they turn 12 and to participate worthily in proxy baptisms as their circumstances allow.

Below are some resources and guidelines to assist you in planning the meeting.

Resources

Guidelines

  • The Primary presidency plans the meeting under the direction of the bishopric.
  • A member of the bishopric conducts the meeting, and at least one member of the Primary presidency attends.
  • Other leaders, including members of the deacons quorum presidency, the Beehive class presidency, and Young Men and Young Women presidencies, may also attend.
  • If a ward has very few 11-year-olds, the meeting may be held, under the direction of the stake presidency, with other wards or with the entire stake.
  • According to local needs, the meeting may be held on a Sunday evening, as part of a Primary meeting on Sunday, or at another time.

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  • Rachel Davis

    Tena– I don’t know what programs you’re using, but you’re going to need to open this file, save it to your computer, and then place it into a program to add text. The *only* file that is meant to be edited or changed in any way is the blank program. You can add your own program beneath the “letterhead.” You can do this with Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign. You can also do this with Word or Powerpoint. Simply insert the saved image as a graphic and then add your own text. Since I don’t know what program you’re using, I really can’t provide more specific instructions, but if you use any graphics programs it should be very simple to use.

  • Tena

    This is a great group of images. But……you can’t edit even the blank program. You can copy and pastes, you cant open it with a different program, you cant layer anything. I’m very disappointed. Please if there is something that I am doing wrong please tell me.

  • Angela

    Thank you so much for sharing! I had no idea what to do and this is a huge help!

  • Rachel Davis

    These are not editable. So sorry. I designed them so you can place the PDF’s in any image editing program (from Photoshop to Word, etc) and layer on your own details. I created them originally in Illustrator.

  • Terri-Anne Christey

    Hi Rachel thank you sharing your amazing creations. This may be a silly question but can you tell me how to edit a PDF file or could you post it as a word document so I could edit it? TIA

  • Jeremy

    Love that Holland quote. I think it resonates as well with 11-year-olds as with 40-somethings.

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