Europe Area Plan Gérald Caussé  Erich Kopischke  José A. Teixeira Area Presidency
Europe Area Plan <ul><li>“ As we retain our convert baptisms, save our youth and continue to reactivate the less-­active w...
<ul><li>Our ultimate goal is to prepare all children of our Heavenly Father to go to the temple of the Lord and there make...
Purpose or Mission of Church <ul><li>Gather Israel through missionary work </li></ul><ul><li>Help members live the gospel ...
Harvest
Harvest
 
 
Bishop’s Survey <ul><li>For first time able to map to wards’ family history submission data to Bishops’ answers to new que...
State of Family Member Submission <ul><li>Typical ward at 2.7% for year </li></ul><ul><li>Red = person sitting in sacramen...
Top driver … <ul><li>Ward has structured program </li></ul>
Next behavior … <ul><li>Ward has structured program </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly ward council reports </li></ul>
Third behavior … <ul><li>Ward has structured program </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly ward council reports </li></ul><ul><li>New ...
Last two … <ul><li>Ward has structured program </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly ward council reports </li></ul><ul><li>New member...
And now compare …
New Family Search Accounts <ul><li>BIRMINGHAM  STAKE  3rd Quarter 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>NFS Accounts % Submitters </li></...
Priesthood Direction Family History Positions
“ This revision has focused on the salvation of the children of God  and the strengthening of their families.”  Elder Oaks...
The Work of Salvation
The Work of Salvation <ul><li>Member Missionary Work </li></ul><ul><li>Convert Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Activation  </l...
Temple and family  history work can  help the ward  council in the many  aspects of the  work of salvation.  The Work of S...
WARD COUNCIL They may discuss ways to use family history work to find people for the full-time missionaries to teach and t...
Member Missionary Work   The Ward Mission Leader <ul><li>The ward mission leader works closely with full-time missionaries...
“ I hope to see us dissolve the artificial boundary line we so often place between missionary work and temple and genealog...
Improving retention
Invite NEW MEMBERS  to visit the Temple soon  after baptism to perform ordinances  for their own ancestors Family History ...
Rescuing less active members
Activation <ul><li>Consultants may be asked to focus on those individuals and families recommended by the priesthood execu...
TEMPLE  AND  FAMILY  HISTORY <ul><li>Members who participate in family history activities and provide temple ordinances fo...
  Temple and Family History Work   Your Responsibilities: <ul><li>The family history organization in stakes, </li></ul><ul...
 
Teaching the Gospel Leadership Training Emphasis Adults  Encourage each adult to be worthy to receive the ordinances of th...
Teach the DOCTRINES <ul><li>Temple and Family History Class </li></ul><ul><li>Elder Boyd K. Packer said: “True doctrine, u...
Administering the Church  Handbook 2 THE WORK OF SALVATION IN THE WARD AND STAKE High Priest Group Leader Page 28  -  5.4....
Family History Consultants  <ul><li>Teach members in their homes </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Family History Centres </li></ul>...
Choosing a Consultant <ul><li>Consultants do not need to be experts in family history research </li></ul><ul><li>Consultan...
Saving Youth and YSAs
 
Europe Area Plan page 13 “ In order to increase the number of missionaries we will direct our family history efforts towar...
Family History Plan Invite ALL active members over the age of 12 to register on NewFamilySearch
Make CENTERS FOR YOUNG ADULTS a place where YSAs receive guidance to search for their ancestors and participate in the ind...
Attending the temple Indexing New FamilySearch
FamilySearch Indexing <ul><li>INDEXING </li></ul><ul><li>A tool to assist in the </li></ul><ul><li>WORKS OF SALVATION </li...
Progress on Indexing
BIRMINGHAM  STAKE  INDEXING  <ul><li>2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Stourbridge  - 7,122 </li></ul><ul><li>Redditch  -   96 </li><...
Boyd K. Packer to new Stake Presidents  –  August 1993 “ Do all you can to see that no member of your stake goes through t...
Family history centres are gathering places for classes, workshops, one-on-one assistance, and access to genealogical reso...
Preston Temple – F H Centre
 
Bringing Souls to Christ <ul><li>Salem West Stake was chosen as a ‘test location’ for Familysearchindexing in 2006 </li></...
RESULTS- Salem West Stake <ul><li>Sacrament attendance increased </li></ul><ul><li>Talks became more scripture based and g...
Edinburgh (Scotland) Stake - Indexing <ul><li>A less active previous Bishop being involved and having contact with the chu...
Europe Area Plan <ul><li>“ As we retain our convert baptisms, save our youth and continue to reactivate the less-­active w...
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  1. 2. Europe Area Plan Gérald Caussé Erich Kopischke José A. Teixeira Area Presidency
  2. 3. Europe Area Plan <ul><li>“ As we retain our convert baptisms, save our youth and continue to reactivate the less-­active we will be </li></ul><ul><li>able to double the active membership of the Europe Area by the end of 2020” </li></ul><ul><li>Sincerely </li></ul><ul><li>Erich Kopischke, Gérald Caussé and José A. Teixeira </li></ul><ul><li>Area Presidency </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Our ultimate goal is to prepare all children of our Heavenly Father to go to the temple of the Lord and there make the necessary ordinances and covenants for their salvation and the salvation of their families. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Purpose or Mission of Church <ul><li>Gather Israel through missionary work </li></ul><ul><li>Help members live the gospel and care for the poor and needy </li></ul><ul><li>Enable the salvation of the dead by building temples and performing vicarious ordinances </li></ul><ul><li>Page 9 - 2.2 ( Administering the Church Handbook 2) </li></ul><ul><li>“ This new handbook restores the original </li></ul><ul><li>emphasis on one foundation of spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>doctrine” (Elder Oaks WWLT) </li></ul>
  5. 6. Harvest
  6. 7. Harvest
  7. 10. Bishop’s Survey <ul><li>For first time able to map to wards’ family history submission data to Bishops’ answers to new questions on Family History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare high submitter activity units to others </li></ul></ul>
  8. 11. State of Family Member Submission <ul><li>Typical ward at 2.7% for year </li></ul><ul><li>Red = person sitting in sacrament meeting who has submitted name to temple </li></ul>
  9. 12. Top driver … <ul><li>Ward has structured program </li></ul>
  10. 13. Next behavior … <ul><li>Ward has structured program </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly ward council reports </li></ul>
  11. 14. Third behavior … <ul><li>Ward has structured program </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly ward council reports </li></ul><ul><li>New members assigned </li></ul>
  12. 15. Last two … <ul><li>Ward has structured program </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly ward council reports </li></ul><ul><li>New members assigned </li></ul><ul><li>Class > 3 months </li></ul><ul><li>3+ consultants </li></ul>
  13. 16. And now compare …
  14. 17. New Family Search Accounts <ul><li>BIRMINGHAM STAKE 3rd Quarter 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>NFS Accounts % Submitters </li></ul><ul><li>Stourbridge 24 14 5 (2.8%) </li></ul><ul><li>Redditch 35 17 4 (1.9%) </li></ul><ul><li>Woodsetton 28 11 5 (1.9%) </li></ul><ul><li>Sheldon 49 21 4 (1.7%) </li></ul><ul><li>Solihull 51 32 10 (6.2) </li></ul><ul><li>Harborne 82 14 4 (0.7%) </li></ul><ul><li>Kidderminster Br 23 19 1 (0.8%) </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 292 18.2% 33 (2.3%) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 18. Priesthood Direction Family History Positions
  16. 19. “ This revision has focused on the salvation of the children of God and the strengthening of their families.” Elder Oaks WWLT
  17. 20. The Work of Salvation
  18. 21. The Work of Salvation <ul><li>Member Missionary Work </li></ul><ul><li>Convert Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Activation </li></ul><ul><li>Temple & Family History Work </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching the Gospel </li></ul><ul><li>(Administering the Church Handbook 2 - Section 5) </li></ul><ul><li>“ The primary effort of the ward council is the </li></ul><ul><li>work of salvation in the ward.” </li></ul><ul><li>Elder Cook (WWLT) </li></ul>
  19. 22. Temple and family history work can help the ward council in the many aspects of the work of salvation. The Work of Salvation
  20. 23. WARD COUNCIL They may discuss ways to use family history work to find people for the full-time missionaries to teach and to reach out to new members and less-active members. Page 28 - 5.4.2 ( Administering the Church Handbook 2) Member Missionary Work
  21. 24. Member Missionary Work The Ward Mission Leader <ul><li>The ward mission leader works closely with full-time missionaries, ward missionaries, and the ward council in considering other means of using family history in missionary work (see Preach My Gospel, 163–165). </li></ul>
  22. 25. “ I hope to see us dissolve the artificial boundary line we so often place between missionary work and temple and genealogical work, because it is the same great redemptive work!” Spencer W. Kimball – PMG p164
  23. 26. Improving retention
  24. 27. Invite NEW MEMBERS to visit the Temple soon after baptism to perform ordinances for their own ancestors Family History Plan
  25. 28. Rescuing less active members
  26. 29. Activation <ul><li>Consultants may be asked to focus on those individuals and families recommended by the priesthood executive committee and the ward council through the high priests group leader. They may be less active members who ward leaders feel would be especially blessed through participation in family history </li></ul><ul><li>THE WORK OF SALVATION </li></ul><ul><li>Section 5 ( Administering the Church Handbook) </li></ul>
  27. 30. TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY <ul><li>Members who participate in family history activities and provide temple ordinances for their ancestors are likely to live gospel-centred lives. </li></ul><ul><li>These members are likely to </li></ul><ul><li>hold a current temple recommend </li></ul><ul><li>and attend the temple regularly. </li></ul>
  28. 31. Temple and Family History Work Your Responsibilities: <ul><li>The family history organization in stakes, </li></ul><ul><li>wards, and branches exists to help members: </li></ul><ul><li>                Identify their ancestors. </li></ul><ul><li>                Link them into families. </li></ul><ul><li>                Ensure that temple ordinances are performed for them </li></ul>
  29. 33. Teaching the Gospel Leadership Training Emphasis Adults Encourage each adult to be worthy to receive the ordinances of the temple. Teach all adults to identify their ancestors and perform vicarious temple ordinances for them. Page 14 - 3.4 ( Administering the Church Handbook 2)
  30. 34. Teach the DOCTRINES <ul><li>Temple and Family History Class </li></ul><ul><li>Elder Boyd K. Packer said: “True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior” </li></ul>
  31. 35. Administering the Church Handbook 2 THE WORK OF SALVATION IN THE WARD AND STAKE High Priest Group Leader Page 28 - 5.4.3 ( Administering the Church Handbook 2)
  32. 36. Family History Consultants <ul><li>Teach members in their homes </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Family History Centres </li></ul><ul><li>Teach Temple and Family History Course </li></ul>
  33. 37. Choosing a Consultant <ul><li>Consultants do not need to be experts in family history research </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants are good teachers who can work patiently and communicate well with members </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants are comfortable using computers and the Internet to help members with their family history </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants are willing to reach out to members of the ward to help them with their family history. </li></ul><ul><li>Adults of all ages and mature youth could be considered to serve as family history consultants. </li></ul><ul><li>Couples could be called to serve together. They can go as companions when visiting members in their homes . </li></ul>
  34. 38. Saving Youth and YSAs
  35. 40. Europe Area Plan page 13 “ In order to increase the number of missionaries we will direct our family history efforts towards involving Youth and Young Single Adults in seeking out their kindred dead and submitting names to the Temple.
  36. 41. Family History Plan Invite ALL active members over the age of 12 to register on NewFamilySearch
  37. 42. Make CENTERS FOR YOUNG ADULTS a place where YSAs receive guidance to search for their ancestors and participate in the indexing program Doing so will draw on their computer skills and help them feel the Spirit Family History Plan
  38. 43. Attending the temple Indexing New FamilySearch
  39. 44. FamilySearch Indexing <ul><li>INDEXING </li></ul><ul><li>A tool to assist in the </li></ul><ul><li>WORKS OF SALVATION </li></ul><ul><li>https://indexing.familysearch.org </li></ul>
  40. 45. Progress on Indexing
  41. 46. BIRMINGHAM STAKE INDEXING <ul><li>2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Stourbridge - 7,122 </li></ul><ul><li>Redditch - 96 </li></ul><ul><li>Woodsetton - 387 </li></ul><ul><li>Sheldon - 44,576 </li></ul><ul><li>Solihull - 1,904 </li></ul><ul><li>Harborne - 2,004 </li></ul><ul><li>Kidderminster Br - 8,580 </li></ul><ul><li>Total 77,143 </li></ul><ul><li>2010 - 18,691 </li></ul>
  42. 47. Boyd K. Packer to new Stake Presidents – August 1993 “ Do all you can to see that no member of your stake goes through the veil at the end of their mortal existence without all of their ordinances in place and in order . As you do that, the process of getting them there will help you filter that which is of most worth ”
  43. 48. Family history centres are gathering places for classes, workshops, one-on-one assistance, and access to genealogical resources. (‘To Turn the Hearts’ p 10)
  44. 49. Preston Temple – F H Centre
  45. 51. Bringing Souls to Christ <ul><li>Salem West Stake was chosen as a ‘test location’ for Familysearchindexing in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Before ‘rolling it out’ to the members of the Stake- </li></ul><ul><li>President Green and his wife Diane became indexers </li></ul><ul><li>Stake High Council became indexers </li></ul><ul><li>Bishops became indexers </li></ul><ul><li>“ How could a bishop bear testimony </li></ul><ul><li>of this work if he hadn’t done it?” </li></ul><ul><li>asked President Green </li></ul>
  46. 52. RESULTS- Salem West Stake <ul><li>Sacrament attendance increased </li></ul><ul><li>Talks became more scripture based and gospel orientated </li></ul><ul><li>Fast and Testimony meeting spirituality increased, it focused more on the Saviour </li></ul><ul><li>Number of full tithe payers increased </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Temple recommend holders increased substantially </li></ul><ul><li>More young people chose to serve missions </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in activity of indexing less-actives </li></ul><ul><li>Non-member friends began indexing </li></ul>
  47. 53. Edinburgh (Scotland) Stake - Indexing <ul><li>A less active previous Bishop being involved and having contact with the church again </li></ul><ul><li>Families who do indexing together at Family Home Evenings (teaching and creating good habits) </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals who feel they are able to serve in the Gospel (when their health may not allow in more physical ways) </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders who strive in units to lead by example </li></ul><ul><li>New members being able to be involved (and learn about family history) </li></ul><ul><li>Specific invites extended and witnessing the positive response of individuals </li></ul><ul><li>President Patterson (Stake Presidency Counsellor) </li></ul>
  48. 54. Europe Area Plan <ul><li>“ As we retain our convert baptisms, save our youth and continue to reactivate the less-­active we will be </li></ul><ul><li>able to double the active membership of the Europe Area by the end of 2020” </li></ul><ul><li>Sincerely </li></ul><ul><li>Erich Kopischke, Gérald Caussé and José A. Teixeira </li></ul><ul><li>Area Presidency </li></ul>
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