Helping New Members

Help New Members

As new members come to understand the plan of salvation and receive their own ordinances, they may be eager for their ancestors to receive the blessings of the gospel. As members search for their ancestors and perform sacred ordinances for them, they become more committed to the Church.

Here are some ideas for helping new members:

• Meet with new members soon after their baptism to introduce them to the principles of temple and family history work. Explain these concepts in simple terms. Avoid in-depth doctrinal or technical discussions.

• Coordinate your efforts with the ward mission leader. He then coordinates with the bishop to schedule an interview with new members so they can obtain a limited-use temple recommend to do baptisms for the dead.

• When invited, accompany new members as a friend when they go to the temple to be baptized and confirmed for their ancestors.

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— Family History Consultant’s Guide, page 6

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