News of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Pittsburgh area, counsel from its leaders, and reflections from its members.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Purposes of the Church

A recent article in the Salt Lake Tribune, "New LDS emphasis: care for the needy," reported that the new Church Handbook of Instructions, due out next year, will include a revision to the current description of the three-fold mission of the Church articulated by Pres. Spencer W. Kimball some 20 years ago.  The new statement of the "purposes" of the Church will add a fourth purpose: "to care for the poor and needy."