Talk:Stake (Latter Day Saints)

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Where to edit[edit]

I'm a little uncertain about how to add information to this article. Most of the information available to me only concerns the LDS variety of a stake. I'd like to add more but can't decide whether to add info as a subdivision of the LDS section or whether to include it in the general topic. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? andersonpd 18:37, 27 August 2005 (UTC)

I hope that it is okay that I put your comment back. You make a good point about it being "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"-centric. I'll reorganize the article appropriately, leaving the information already there. Thanks for bringing up this problem. Val42 22:03, August 27, 2005 (UTC)
Thanks, I think your re-(re-)organization is correct. andersonpd 23:09, 27 August 2005 (UTC)


Someone moved this page to Stake (LDS Church) recently. This in inappropriate as this term is used by other Latter Day Saint churches as well as the LDS Church. –SESmith 08:04, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

What other Latter Day Saint churches are there other than the LDS Church? Thanks! (talk) 01:14, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
Please read Latter Day Saint movement. — Val42 (talk) 05:14, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Lay Members?[edit]

There is a line here, "All stake leaders are lay members who serve without remuneration." I am unclear on the meaning of the term "lay member". It is not a term used in the LDS church; however, if it means 'unordained', it would be incorrect -- all stake leaders must be ordained except for those in the Relief Society, Primary, and Young Women's program (from memory, apologies if I missed one). The link to laity in unhelpful to me, based as it is on holy orders, which our church does not have. CsikosLo (talk) 18:39, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

It was probably meant to imply "non-full-time" and/or "non-professionally-trained" clergy, I would think—just to indicate that not only are they serving without remuneration, they are also just "regular" members and don't attend a training school or anything like that in order to qualify for a position. Good Ol’factory (talk) 20:59, 4 March 2009 (UTC)