REL 480 - Church Organization & Leadership
Fall Semester 2023 - Class Schedule
(Tentative)
Br. Martins

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
August 2023
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First day of classes
of Fall Semester
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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
September 2023
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Labor Day Holiday
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Introduction
(video online)

Reading Assignments:
1. Priesthood Organization
and
Paper:
The Doctrine of the Priesthood and Gender Issues

Video #1: Insights on the Priesthood (2017)
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Weekly Quiz #1
(on the Canvas System)
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2. Priesthood Government through Councils

and
3. The Ministry of Angels in the Work of Salvation

Video #7: The Ministry of Angels
in the Work of Salvation
 
(2020)
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Weekly Quizzes
#2 and #3

(on the Canvas System)
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4. Leadership in the Church

and
5. Managing Church Meetings

and
6. Oratory: Prayers, Testimonies & Talks

Video #8: Oratory in Church Meetings (2020)
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Weekly Quizzes
#5 and #6

(on the Canvas System)

(No Quiz for #4)
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7. Bishops

and
8. Inspiration

Bispos (in Portuguese)
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Weekly Quizzes
#7 and #8
(on the Canvas System)
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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
October 2023
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9. Managing Church Properties & Finances

and
10. Managing Church Welfare / Self-Reliance
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Weekly Quizzes
#9 and #10

(on the Canvas System)
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Welfare Case Analysis
(Discussion in the classroom --
Be sure to read all articles from
Managing Church Welfare)
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Midterm Exam
(on the Canvas System)
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11. The Central Role of the Temple

Video #12: Formalizing Relationships Through Priesthood Authority (2021)

Video #4: Why Aspire to an Eternal Marriage? (2020)

Video #5: Remarks on Sealings (2020)
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Withdraw Deadline
(for full semester)
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11. The Central Role of the Temple

Essays:
The Analogy of the Concrete Slab (2015)

Sealing by the Holy Spirit of Promise (2017)
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Weekly Quiz #11
(on the Canvas System)
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12. The Atonement & Church Membership

and Essays:
The Body: First Stewardship & Liahona of the Spirit (2014)

Human Temptations (2019)
     

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
November 2023
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Weekly Quiz #12
(on the Canvas System)

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13. Doctrine & Folklore

Essay: Insights on Names and Ordinances (2018)

Essay: Fathers, Mothers and Ordinances (2021)

and
14. Faith & Hope
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Weekly Quizzes
#13 and #14
(on the Canvas System)
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15. Love Unfeigned

and

16. Unrighteous Dominion and Flattery
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Weekly Quizzes
#15 and #16
(on the Canvas System)
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Paper Due
(upload into Canvas)
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17. Counselors
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Weekly Quiz #17
(on the Canvas System)

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Thanksgiving Holiday
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Thanksgiving Holiday
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18. Other Pitfalls in Leadership
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Weekly Quiz #18
(on the Canvas System)



Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
December 2023

 
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Last day of classes
of Fall semester
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Final Exam
(on the Canvas System)

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Final Exam
(on the Canvas System)
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Final Exam
(on the Canvas System)

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Graduation
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Final Grades
available @ 12pm
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