YW Leaders Handbook Quiz (based off old handbook)
YW Handbook Quiz Answers
1. What is our responsibility toward Young Women with disabilities?
2. How can you effectively plan a presidency meeting?
3. What is the purpose of Ward Council? How often does it meet?
4. Who attends Bishopric Youth Committee Meeting?
5. Are videos appropriate for a Y.W. Activity?
6. Are fund raisers allowed to make money for activities in Y.W.?
7. Is it okay to decorate the church, inside or out, for young women events?
8. Can we cook meals for Young Women events in the kitchen at the church?
9. Can we use special guest speakers for young women events?
10. Can we leave invitations for young women events in the family’s mailbox?
11. Can non member YW participate in Personal Progress?
12. Can a 16 year old unwed mother who decides to keep the baby still come to Young Women?
13. Who orders the young women recognition award for the young women in the ward?
14. What is your responsibility for new members and less active members?
15. Should YW pay to attend camp?
16. Do young women under 14 years old participate in activities?
17. Who compiles the Ward YW attendance records and turns in a report?
18. Who schedules Bishop’s Sunday Evening Discussions?
19. What is the purpose of youth conference?
20. How often are combined Aaronic Priesthood/YW mutual activities held? Who plans them?
21. Who attends Ward YW Leadership Meeting?
22. Should Personal Progress be done on a group level?
23. Who conducts Sunday YW Opening exercises?
24. Who teaches YW in Sunday lessons?
25. Who prayerfully selects Class Presidents? Their counselors?
26. What are the responsibilities of class officers?
27. Who attends Stake YW Leadership meetings? Are they optional?
28. Who attends Ward Young Women Presidency Meetings? What is the purpose of this
29. Who is to complete the Teaching the Gospel course and participate in teacher improvement
meetings? Is the class optional?
30. Who may select hymns and music in the YW program?
31. Are the positions of Ward YW Camp leader and Ward YW sports leaders temporary or
permanent? Who calls these leaders?
32. What are the roles of specialist in the YW Program? Are they permanent or temporary?
33.What is the role of the Ward YW President? The role of counselors?
34. What is the role of the ward YW secretary?
35. Who instruct the bishoprics in their responsibilities for the young women in the ward?
36. What are the responsibilities of the Stake YW Presidency?
37. Who calls counselors to serve in the YW Presidency?
38. Under what circumstances should Young Women be recognized?
39. Recite the Beehive “Mission Statement” (Trick question, now called Purpose statement).
40. How are the 11 year old girls prepared to enter the YW Program?
41. How is a laurel prepared to enter into Relief Society?
42. What is the role of General Young Women leaders?
43. Which value has the scripture reference 2 Nephi 2:27 been added to?
44. What if anything, should be done for young woman as she enters a new age group?
45. What is the purpose of the Personal Progress Program?
46. Should a Young Woman and a Young Woman leader stay in the same tent at girl’s camp?
47. What is the role of a YW leader in the parent child relationship and the family?
48. The YW values are based on principles of the gospel that have been identified specifically for
the needs of YW today. Classes and activities should…
49. The YW theme helps each young woman understand her…..
YW Handbook Quiz Answers
What is our responsibility toward Young Women with disabilities? During His mortal ministry, the Savior showed great compassion to people who had imperfections of body and mind. Church members should follow His example, offering hope, understanding, and love as Jesus did. Great blessings can come as Church members associate with, befriend, and understand those who have special needs. The following guidelines can help leaders, teachers, and other Church members increase their understanding of members who have disabilities and minister to these members more effectively. Page. 310
How can you effectively plan a presidency meeting? Leaders plan and conduct meetings “as they are led by the Holy Ghost, according to the commandments and revelations of God” (D & C 20:45; see also Moroni 6:9; D & C 46:2). Depending on the purpose of a meeting, leaders may prepare by considering some of the following questions:
What principles should be discussed or taught? Who should teach these principles? What should be the result of the discussion or teaching? Who needs to participate? What music can be used to invite the Spirit? Leaders should prepare an agenda to help them focus on the meeting’s purpose and use time effectively. An agenda is written outline for the meeting. The presiding officer prepares it or oversees another person in preparing it. A sample agenda is provided below.
AGENDA FOR PRESIDENCY MEETING: Date: Presiding: Conducting: 1. Opening Prayer 2. Spiritual thought: 3. Leadership Training (from scriptures, handbooks or other Church materials) 4. Discussion of how to fulfill responsibilities (may include making announcements, discussing how to help meet the needs of individual members, planning for upcoming activities, reporting on assignments, and making new assignments.)5. Closing Prayer The presiding officer may conduct a meeting or ask a counselor or someone else to conduct it under his or her direction. Pg. 314
What is the purpose of Ward council? How often does it meet? Counsel together about how to strengthen individuals and families spiritually, solve problems in the ward, improve in areas such as leadership and reverence, Counsel together about how to help meet the needs of ward members and as appropriate, others who reside in ward boundaries. Report missionary efforts, temple and family history efforts, report friend shipping and fellow shipping, investigators, new members and less active members. Counsel together about how to improve gospel instruction in the ward. Page. 317
Who attends Bishopric Youth committee Meeting? The committee is composed of the bishopric, one of the bishop’s priests quorum assistants, the teachers and deacons quorum presidents, the Young Women class presidents, and the Young Men and Young Women Presidents. The bishopric may invite others to attend the committee’s meetings as needed.
Are videos appropriate for a YW activity? Members may use audiovisual materials, such as compact discs, audiocassette, videocassettes, filmstrips, and slides in Church settings with the following restrictions: 1. They may not be used during sacrament meetings(although appropriate recorded musical accompaniment may be used if a piano, organ, or accompanist is not available)
2. They may not be used if they are restricted by copyright (see pages 322-24) 3. They may not be used if they contain material that is not suitable for Church settings. Audiovisual materials that meet these criteria may be used in the chapel during meetings other than sacrament meeting if they are an important part of the meeting. Copyright is protection given by law to the owners of original works of authorship that are expressed in a tangible form, including: 1. Literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works. 2. Works of art, photography, and sculpture. 3. Audiovisual works (such as movies, video recordings, and sound recordings) 4 Computer programs. Only copyright owners may authorize duplication, distribution, public performance, public display or derivations of their work. Video materials that are not owned by the Church or IRI may not be used in Church settings, including Church sponsored activities that are held in a home, without a license for public viewing. Such materials include purchased or rented videocassettes (including animated scripture videocassettes) and recordings of television, cable, or satellite programs. These materials may not be stored in or circulated from a meetinghouse library.
Are fund raisers allowed to make money for activities in YW? Fund raising activities are not normally approved because expenses for stake and ward activities are paid with budget allowance funds. As an exception a stake president or bishop may authorize group fund raising activities only in the following exceptional circumstances: 1. To help pay the cost of one annual camp or similar activity for young men and one annual camp or similar activity for young women. Pg. 324
Is it okay to decorate the church, inside or out, for young women events? Decorations for Christmas, other holidays, and other similar occasions may be placed temporarily in the foyer or cultural hall of a meeting house, as approved under the direction of the stake presidency. With the exception of flowers, decorations may not be placed in the chapel area of the meetinghouse. Nor should the exterior of the meetinghouse or the grounds be decorated. Decorations must be modest and inexpensive and must not be a fire hazard. Hay, straw, palm fronds, other dehydrated materials, and candles may not be used. If Christmas trees are used, they should be artificial or properly fireproofed and displayed without electric lights or candles. Local fire and safety codes and ordinances should be observed. Page 327
Can we cook meals for Young Women events in the kitchen at the church? The serving area in Church meetinghouses is not intended for food preparation or cooking unless it is part of a lesson, demonstration, or other instruction. When food is to be served in the building or on the grounds, it should be prepared elsewhere and brought to the meetinghouse, where it may be kept warm or cold until it is served. Page. 328
Can we use special guest speakers for young women events? The bishop’s approval is required before guest speakers or instructors may participate in any ward meeting, including auxiliary meetings. The stake president’s approval is required for such participation in stake meetings.
The bishop or stake president should carefully screen guest speakers or instructors and the subjects of their presentations (this may include contacting the person’s bishop). He ensures that such presentations are in harmony with church doctrine and comply with the guidelines for using Church facilities. Page 325
Can we leave invitations for young women events in the family’s mailbox? In the United States and some other countries, it is a violation of postal regulations to place any material without postage in or on mailboxes. This includes ward or stake newsletters and other Church related materials. Page 325
Can non member YW participate in Personal Progress? Young Women of other faiths who agree to abide by Church standards should be warmly welcome and encouraged to participate in youth activities. They may also participate in the Personal Progress program and earn the recognition. Expenses for their participation should be paid in the same way as for other youth.
Can a 16 year old unwed mother who decides to keep the baby still come to Young Women? If a young woman age 17 or older has a baby out of wedlock and chooses to keep the child, she is welcomed into Relief Society, where she can be taught and helped in her new responsibilities. She no longer participates in Young women. If a young woman under 17 has a baby out of wedlock and chooses to keep the child, the decision to participate in Young Women is left to the prayerful discretion of local priesthood leaders, the young woman and her parents. If the young woman does participate in the young women classes and activities, the child should not accompany her. Page. 227
Who orders the young women recognition awards for the young women in the ward? Each year the bishop orders from the Church distribution center the number of awards he estimates he will need for the young women in his ward. Page 227
What is your responsibility for new members and less active members? They establish friendships and minister personally to them. New members and less active members may need regular contacts to help them keep commitments such as reading the Book of Mormon, praying, attending Church meetings, holding family home evening, paying tithes and offerings, and obeying the Word of Wisdom. Page 309
Do 11 year olds attend New Beginnings as an introduction to the YW program? Early each year, the Primary presidency and the teacher of the 11 year old girls may invite the presidency of the 12 and 13 year old Young Women class and the Young Women Presidency member who oversees this class to visit the Primary class for 11 year old girls. The class presidency can introduce the girls to the Young women organization, including the young women theme and motto and the class purpose statement. Page 219 Introduce young women who have turned 12, moved into the ward, or joined the church in the past year. Page 224
Should YW pay to attend camp? If there are not sufficient stake and ward budget funds, leaders may ask participants to pay for part or all of one annual camp or similar activity by individually earning their own money. If funds from participants are insufficient, the stake president or bishop may authorize group fund rasing activities that comply with the guidelines. Page. 226
Do young women under 14 years old participate in activities? Youth under 14 do not usually participate in youth conference or in dances that are held at times other than the regularly scheduled Mutual night. The bishopric or stake presidency determines to what extent youth under 14 may participate in other activities. These leaders consider such factors as late hours, the subject of the discussion, the nature of the activity, and the maturity of the participants. Page. 226
Who compiles the Ward YW attendance records and turns in a report? Each month the ward Young Women secretary complies the total number of young women in the ward and the number who did not attend any Young women meeting during the month. She also lists the names of those who did not attend. Each month the secretary review this information with the Young Women presidency to ensure that it is accurate and complete. The president or secretary reports it to the ward clerk by the10th of the next month. Page 226
Who schedules Bishop’s Sunday Evening Discussions? Sunday evening discussions may be held on any Sunday other than fast Sunday. The bishopric determines their frequency. The Bishopric Youth committee schedules them. Young men and Young women may meet separately or be combined. Page 223.
What is the purpose of youth conference? The purposes of youth conferences are to build faith in Jesus Christ, strengthen testimonies, develop talents, make new friends, and have fun with youth who share similar beliefs and standards. Youth also can learn leadership skills as they help plan and carry out youth conference. Page 224.
How often are combined Aaronic Priesthood/YW mutual activities held? Who plans them?
Combine Aaronic Priesthood YW activities are normally held once a month. In wards these activities are planned by the bishopric youth committee. Page 222
Who attends Ward YW Leadership Meetings? The ward Young women presidency schedules leadership meetings as needed. The secretary, advisors, music director, specialist, and bishopric counselor who oversees Young women may be invited to attend.
Should Personal Progress be done on a group level? Plan class meetings. Plan mutual activities, including service activities and combined Aaronic Priesthood-Young Women activities. Plan group experience for Personal Progress. Page 221
Who conducts Sunday YW opening exercises? The ward Young women presidency oversees opening exercises, and a member of the Laurel class presidency conducts. Page 221
Who teaches YW in Sunday lessons? If advisers are not called, members of the presidency teach Sunday lessons themselves. Page 217 Young women advisers may be called to teach the lessons. Young Women also may assist in teaching. Page 221
Who prayerfully selects Class Presidents? Their counselors? The bishopric selects class presidents prayerfully. The Young women presidency may recommend exemplary young women to serve as class presidents. The bishopric seeks permission from a young woman’s parents before extending a calling. Each class president recommends whom to call as counselors and secretary. These recommendations are subject to the bishopric’s approval. Page 218
What are the responsibilities of class officers? Care for each class member. Conduct class presidency meetings, help plan and conduct class meetings and activities, serve on the bishopric youth committee, visit the primary class for 11 year old girls and keep records. Page 218 &19
Who attends Stake YW leadership meetings? Are they optional? The stake young women presidency conducts a stake young women leadership meeting twice each year. All stake Young Women leaders, all ward young women presidencies and the high council adviser should attend. Ward secretaries, advisors, music personnel, specialist, and bishopric counselors who oversee Young Women may be invited to attend as needed. Page 220
Who attends Ward Young Women Presidency meetings? What is the purpose of this meeting? The ward Young Women presidency and secretary meet regularly. The presidency may invite advisers and specialist to attend as needed. During these meetings members of the presidency assess the needs of young women in the ward, evaluate progress of the young women organization in helping meet these needs, make and set goals for improvement, review scriptures and instructions from church leaders, plan, review member progress reports and budget. Page 220.
Who is to complete the Teaching the Gospel course and participate in teacher improvement meetings? Is the class optional? The ward young women presidency complete the teaching the Gospel course; they also plan and participate in teacher improvement meetings. Page 217Advisors should complete the Teaching the Gospel course and participate in teacher improvement meetings. Page 218
Who may select hymns and music in the YW program? The music director selects and conducts hymns for Sunday opening exercises. Page218
Are the positions of Ward YW Camp leader and Ward YW sports leaders temporary or permanent? Who calls these leaders? The bishopric may call a ward young women camp./sports leaders. Under the direction of the ward Young Women presidency, she organizes and conducts the camp program. Page 218
What are the roles of specialist in the YW program? Are they permanent or temporary?
If needed, and with the approval of the bishopric, the ward Young Women presidency may assign specialist to serve temporarily in planning and carrying out specific activities or programs. For example, specialists may be assigned for home arts, dance, drama, music, and speech. These specialist serve under the direction of the ward young women presidency. Page 218.
What is the role of the Ward YW president? The role of counselors? Each member of the ward young women presidency is responsible for one of the age groups. They help each young women grow spiritually, and strengthen her family. They give special attention to new members and less active young women, direct the organization, oversee and instruct other YW leaders, oversee Sunday YW opening exercises and classes. Build unity and leadership in the young women, work and carry out weekly mutual activities and advise class officers, work with young women in Personal Progress. Page. 217
What is the role of the ward YW secretary? The ward young women secretary assists the presidency as needed. She consults with the presidency to prepare agendas for their meetings. She attends these meetings and keeps minutes. She oversees class secretaries, compiles, reviews, and submits attendance information for the member progress report, helps administer the personal progress program, helps the presidency prepare the annual ward YW a budget and account for expenditures of approved funds. Instructs class secretaries. Page. 217
Who instruct the bishoprics in their responsibilities for the young women in the ward? Members of the stake presidency instruct bishoprics in their responsibilities for young women in the ward. Page. 215
What are the responsibilities of the Stake YW Presidency? They serve as a resource to the Ward Young Women Presidencies, They instruct and advise individual presidencies, they occasionally visit ward YW meetings and activities to give support and ensure that the organization is functioning properly. They plan and conduct stake YW presidency meetings, leadership meetings, they organize and direct occasional stake YW activities. Page 215.
Who calls counselors to serve in the YW Presidency? The bishop or an assigned counselor calls and sets apart women to serve as first and second counselors to the ward Young Women’s president. Page 216
Under what circumstances should Young Women be recognized? Members of the bishopric recognize young woman when she advances from Primary to Young Women, receives age group recognition, and receives the Young Womenhood Recognition. They also recognize her when she contributes to her family, church, school, or community in ways that exemplify Latter-day Saint values. Page 217
Recite the Beehive “Mission Statement” (Trick question, now called Purpose statement). A Beehive becomes a Young woman of Truth as she follows the promptings of the Holy Ghost, seeks truth, and strives to live and share it Page 213
How are 11 year old girls prepared to enter the YW program? After he birthday, she begins attending Young Women meetings during Primary sharing time. She is welcomed during the opening exercises of her first Sunday YW meeting. During Sunday School she continues to attend her Primary class until the following January. Page 213.
How is a laurel prepared to enter into Relief Society? Young women and Relief Society Presidencies work together to make the transition into Relief Society successful Preparation for this transition should begin gradually when a young woman enters the Young Women program. The ward Relief Society president could visit the class of 16 and 17 year olds and present a preview of Relief Society. She also could arrange with the Young Women’s president to have these young women visit and participate in Relief Society Sunday meetings, homemaking meetings, or activities suited to their interest. She also could invite young women to participate with the Relief Society in compassionate service. Page 214.
What is the role of General Young Women leaders? The First Presidency of the Church calls three to be the general presidency of the Young Women. Under the direction of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve, members of the Young Women general presidency teach and advise on matters concerning the YW. A general board is called to serve with the presidency. Members of the presidency and board teach Young Women leaders throughout the Church at the invitation of Area Presidencies. Page 214
Which value has the scripture reference 2 Nephi 2:27 been added to? Choice and Accountability Page 213
What does the scripture reference Moroni 10:32 refer to the YW program? The torch represents the light of Christ, inviting all to “Come unto Christ” ( Moroni 10:32) page 212
What if anything, should be done for a young woman as she enters a new age group? As a young woman enters a new age group, it is appropriate that she be recognized by the bishopric, YW leaders, and parents. Class presidencies should also plan a special welcome for her. Page 213
What is the purpose of the Personal Progress program? Personal Progress is a program that helps young women have experiences living the YW values. Page 212
Should a Young Woman and a Young Women leader stay in the same tent at girl’s camp?
When staying in tents, youth may not stay in the tent of an adult leader unless the leader is his or her parent or guardian. Page 278
What is the role of a YW leader in the parent child relationship and the family? Young women Leaders encourage each YW to apply in her family the eternal principles she learns in classes and activities. Leaders encourage each YW to work with her parents in selecting personal progress experiences and projects. These experiences should help her develop and express love for family members. Leaders should support the parent child relationship rather than compete with it or substitute for it. They encourage each young woman to support her family activities and seek her parents’ help and counsel. Leaders acquaint parents with the Young women organization. They also keep parents informed well in advance of upcoming events. Page 211
Parents have primary responsibility for the welfare of their children. The bishopric and other ward leaders support but do not replace them in this responsibility. Page 214
The YW values are based on principles of the gospel that have been identified specifically for the needs of YW today. Classes and activities should….help each young woman understand these principles, gain her own experience with them, and accept them as her personal values. Page 212
The YW theme helps each young woman understand her…..identity, purpose, and destiny as a daughter of God. Page 211