Ward Implementation

Three Ward Leaders having a meeting
Home Evening represents the most widely used channel through which Student Living is administered within campus stakes and wards. The following represents key points and best practices to consider when implementing Student Living through Home Evening.
  • Home Evening coordinators train Home Evening group leaders on a regular basis (preferably twice a month) in an effort to prepare them to effectively facilitate Student Living lessons within their respective groups.
  • Home Evening coordinators participate in ward council and interface with all ward leaders to cultivate and foster the principles of Student Living throughout the ward and to report statistics and other assessment results as requested.
  • Wards that utilize Teaching, No Greater Call to train teachers may consider inviting Home Evening coordinators and group leaders to participate as well.
  • Bishops call and assign Home Evening coordinators to implement Student Living within the Home Evening organization. Bishops also extend calls to Home Evening group leaders accompanied by an explanation of their specific responsibilities and an expectation that they dedicate at least one Monday a month to the teaching of Student Living lessons.
  • High councilors provide training to Home Evening coordinators and group leaders as part of stake auxiliary training. Student Living instructors (university student leaders) may be invited to participate in this training.
  • High councilors periodically observe and assess training meetings between Home Evening coordinators and group leaders. High councilors provide consistent and ongoing support to the Home Evening organization.