Setting Apart Members for Callings


Setting Apart Members to Serve in Callings 



setting apart

One or more authorized Melchizedek Priesthood holders place their hands lightly on the person’s head. Then the one acting as a voice: 

1. Calls the person by his or her full name.

2. States that he is acting by the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood.

3. Sets the person apart to the calling in the stake, ward, quorum, or class.

4. Confers keys if the person should receive them.

5. Gives words of blessing as guided by the spirit.

6. Closes in the name of Jesus Christ. 

A setting apart is not a formal meeting with prayers or testimonies. Nor is it a time for giving detailed instructions. Those are given during training, not as part of the blessing.