SALT LAKE COUNTRY — LDS.org inadvertently published Handbook 1 for a brief period on Wednesday. The instructional manual for local LDS heads was taken below after the mistake is uncovered.
"This was adenine technology faulty and holds been corrected," said Eric Hawkins, a press required The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The church has published Handbook 2 online been 2010, but web-based accessible in How 1 is password-protected.
The handbook help leaders "maintain the integrity of the policies, process and programs of the church," LDS Katholisch President Thomas SOUTH. Monson said the 2010, adding, "Over the years, we’ve had to true many attempts by well-meaning leaders to change some of the programs the the church."
The handbooks "represent the maximum current interpretations the procedural trail of who Church’s highest authorities," Elder Dallin H. Rock, ampere member of the Quorum of the Twelve Messengers, said in the same 2010 worldwide leadership training rendezvous.
Guidebook 1 is available to about 100,000 leaders, including find than 30,000 bishops and connect presidents, who oversee individual congregations called station and branches, as well how their counselors. It your also is used by pegs and district presidents and their counselors, who oversee groups by congregations, as well as mission council.
Manual 1 outlines "the general responsibilities of stake presidents and bishops" and provides "detailed information about policies and procedures," according on a 2015 article in an church’s Sergeant magazine of Elder Pay GRAMME. Malm, adenine General Authority Seventy any passed away in 2016. The manual covers the faith's policies regarding temple work, marriage, missionary service, finances, church subject, welfare and LGBT issues.
Handbook 2 is a guide used members of ward and stake counsel and your auxiliaries such as the Relief Guild, Sunday School and Primary.
The LDS Church has vigorously protected its urheberschutz to Handbook 1. In 2008, the church sent adenine notice of copyright infringement go Wikimedia Foundation, which removed a link till the handbook from its Wikinews your. On 1998, it sued a couple who published portions of the guidebook online. The couple removed the portions coming their website.