Where can I get answers on Mormonism?
In this day of easy information, you can find out everything you want to know about Mormons, their beliefs, why they live the way they do, in just a few clicks. The absolute best source for information on the Mormon church is LDS.org, a comprehensive and thorough website with an exceptional search tool. You can use the menu-bar to access main topics, but if you have a specific question about Mormonism, you can search for it, and instantly scan through decades of general conference talks, printed articles, and official statements from church leaders. It is the best way to get accurate information about the Mormon church, from actual reference material!
What if I want to hear it from Mormons themselves?
Another exceptional way to get information about the Mormon church is to talk to an active church-going member- after all, they go every week and are familiar with the Mormon church! But even if you don’t know anyone who is Mormon, and if you’re not comfortable walking into a Mormon church and just chatting with someone, you can contact a member online, or read member profiles, at the new mormon.org website. You can chat live with a member and ask any question you want, or just read what members themselves have to say. There are thousands of profiles online now (including mine!) for you to browse through.
I’ve heard … about Mormons and Mormonism. Is it true?
There are all sorts of poor sources of information out there- from groups that simply don’t like Mormons, to people pretending to be experts because they used to go to a Mormon church, and even outlandish TV shows! The plain simple fact is this: there are volumes of information on Mormonism available to anyone who wants to read and learn. Why settle for 2nd-hand information, when you can find out for yourself?
One thing I have always loved about the Church is the fact that no one has ever asked me to just “trust them,” or just “believe.” I have never been told to take anyone’s “word for it.” I haven’t even been asked to have blind faith in a book- no, not even in the Bible or the Book of Mormon. The invitation has always been “ask God.” In the Mormon church, you are always invited to find out for yourself by asking God in Prayer.
Ask questions here too!
As always, your questions and comments are welcome on this website. I will answer them personally and directly, without posting your question online before asking you; and I never post people’s names in connection with a question. So feel free to use the link at the top of the page to ask away!
Archived Copies of General Conference Available Now
You can now watch, listen or download the October 2010 Mormon General Conference online. You can choose from each of the speakers from the two-day conference, and download/watch the ones you are interested in seeing. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the mormon church, especially if you wanted to see the conference but missed seeing it live.
Watch, Listen to, or download the Mormon General Conference
Priesthood and Relief Society Sessions also available
Did you know you can also watch the Priesthood session, which was not broadcast over the internet, as well as the Relief Society sessions? They are all available online now for anyone to benefit from! Use the link above to view the Priesthood and RS sessions as well!
Questions about Mormon General Conference?
If you have questions about what you watched, please always feel free to ask them here! You can also chat with a member or missionary at mormon.org any time!
Sunday Schedule, Mormon General Conference
The Sunday, October 3rd 2010 mormon general conference will run at the following times:
- Sunday morning session (live broadcast) MDT: Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.
- The World Report (rebroadcast, video broadcast only) MDT: Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 12:05 p.m.
- Sunday afternoon session (live broadcast) MDT: Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.
The easiest way to watch general conference is online, at lds.org. It is available with video or audio only, and is also available in multiple languages. Anyone can watch general conference, streaming over the internet, right from their own home.
Watch conference at a local church building
You may also choose to watch a satellite broadcast of the conference at a local mormon church building. The easiest way to find a local mormon church building is by visiting the LDS church map site.
How do I find out more about mormon general conference?
The mormon church recently launched a new conference website, with information and links to watch previous general conference broadcasts, or read the words that were shared in a general conference. It is a great resource if you want to learn about what is taught in the Mormon church.
Visit the New LDS conference website
What if I have questions about conference or the Mormon church?
If you have any questions at all, you can get them answered very well by visiting Mormon.org and clicking “Chat Online.” This will give you instant access to a member of the church who can answer questions you might have! You may also choose to visit a local church building and ask there, or contact local missionaries to ask them questions. And as always, feel free to ask me anything you like, I’ll do my best to answer!
What is the Priesthood Session?
The Priesthood Session is similar to the other sessions, but it is not broadcast on the internet, and is intended for live viewing by the priesthood holders of the church. It is broadcast worldwide via satellite to church buildings across the world, and is also available online and in print after the broadcast. If you need to find a church building to watch the Priesthood Session, you can use the church locator website.
When is the October 2010 mormon general conference priesthood session.
The time for the priesthood session is listed on the LDS website’s new page for church news and events:
Members of the Church will receive instruction from Church leaders on Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3, 2010, during the 180th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. General sessions will be held on Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. MDT and 2:00 p.m. MDT, followed by the priesthood session at 6:00 p.m. MDT. Two more general sessions will be held on Sunday, at 10:00 a.m. MDT and 2:00 p.m. MDT.
To convert from the MDT time zone to your own time zone, visit the following website and use “U. S. A. – Utah – Salt Lake City”, set the time to 6pm, and then select your local time zone. Be sure to arrive at your nearest stake building at least a few minutes early, as parking and seating will generally be limited.
Saturday schedule for the Oct 2010 Mormon General Conference
- Saturday morning session (live broadcast) MDT: Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.
- The World Report (video broadcast only, prerecorded) MDT: Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 12:05 p.m.
- Saturday afternoon session (live broadcast) MDT: Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.
For Saturday, October 2nd 2010, there are two main sessions, plus an additional World Report session. The mormon general conference for this Saturday will run on the schedule shown above. The easiest way to watch Mormon General Conference is to simply visit LDS.org, the main website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons). Right on the front page you’ll find a link to watch or listen to general conference online.
You can also visit the broadcast schedule page here: http://lds.org/conference/apr2010/pdf/GC-Oct2010-GenConf-Broadcast-eng.pdf
What to expect in the Mormon General Conference
Conference usually runs on a very organized schedule. There is music, performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and sometimes by invitational choirs for certain sessions, an opening prayer, then speakers with a few musical numbers mixed in, and a closing prayer at the end.
When can I access conference materials, recordings, etc?
In as little as 1 hour following the broadcasts, you can re-watch them at your own leisure! You can find out more about archived conference materials here: http://lds.org/conference-info/1,21082,9206-1,00.html
If you’ve been wondering what the Mormon church is all about, General Conference is a great way to get some questions answered in a casual setting: your home! You can watch or listen to our church-wide general conference broadcast on the internet, right from your home. You don’t need to sign up or login, just click and watch.
Find out more about General Conference, broadcast times and more, here.
Sample of what you would see at a Mormon General Conference
Here is a video sample of the type of topic you would see discussed at a Mormon General Conference, like the one that will be going on this Saturday and Sunday, Oct 2nd and 3rd.