The Council System — Decision making in the Mormon Church

Jun 23, 2012 by

This video features a Mormon apostle, Henry B. Eyring who discusses how decisions are made at the highest levels of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

(The process of counseling with councils was recently discussed in a Church magazine article as well: Obtaining the Spirit through Counseling Together). Five principles of counseling with councils are discussed:

1. Pray, Ponder, and Counsel Together
2. Seek Unity
3. Move Forward with Faith
4. Let the Spirit Help You See Others’ Points of View
5. Look to the Person Who Presides to Confirm the Inspiration

See also Elder M. Russell Ballard’s talk, Counseling with our Councils