LeadingLDS is a (pending nonprofit) organization with a mission to enhance the lay leadership in the LDS Church. LeadingLDS strives to consider all contemporary leadership research and resources to see what can be applied to the LDS leadership world to accomplish the goals of local wards, branches, quorums, and Relief Society groups. LeadingLDS is meant to be a supplement to official LDS Church resources such as scriptures, official modern-day revelation, and church handbooks.
Through written articles, audio podcasts, and live events, LeadingLDS hopes to enhance leadership related to teaching skills, effective communication, organization tactics, human nature, influential skills, recognition benefits, presentation skills, body language—just to list a few. LeadingLDS also strives to be a platform for lay leaders to share best practices so that other units can benefit from the same great ideas that are working elsewhere.
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For those not familiar with the LDS Church
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is run on a lay ministry. Those that lead the congregations and groups within the church are everyday people that had no idea or ambition to obtain such a responsibility. Most that lead in the church have no formal training. Church callings or responsibilities last for a few month or many years. Many that serve have a full-time career and a families to nurture while also giving time to leading individuals in the LDS church. This site is not sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. To learn more about the basic beliefs of the LDS church please visit www.mormon.org or www.lds.org
The Creator of LeadingLDS
Kurt Francom currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with is his lovely wife Alanna. They are blessed to have a little girl and baby boy. Kurt works as the Director of Sales & Marketing for FiddlerStudios. He enjoys drawing caricatures and editorial cartoons, basketball, reading, and college football. Kurt has served as an elder quorum president, executive secretary, bishop’s counselor, high priest group leader, and currently serves as bishop of his ward.
Check out the podcast episode featuring Kurt Francom where he talks about how he leads and the future of LeadingLDS.