I Love General Conference! It is always a nice time to listen to the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Even if you are not Mormon you are most certainly welcome to watch a session, or as much as you like. Conference will be published into print, translated in may different languages, and will be available to watch again and again at LDS.org. I would like to share some of the ways I prepare for conference in another post, so look for my next post.
What is ?
Conference is where all the member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) Stay home or gather at our churches to listen to talks (or sermons) by the prophet and members of the church (Why do we have prophets?) . It's like Church on television. All of the speakers are unpaid, and spend many months preparing what they would like to say. The speakers pray for guidance as to what would be important to say.
Who is Conference for?
Anyone!! Young, Old, in their teens, or middle aged- conference is meant for all ages. You do not have to be Mormon either! You can be of any faith. It is a broadcast meant for the world! That is why conference talks are translated into nearly every language, even sign language!
When is conference?
Saturday March 31st and Sunday April 1st. There are 2 "sessions" or 2 broadcasts each day. One in the morning one in the Afternoon. The four general sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. mountain daylight time. The priesthood session will be held on Saturday, March 31, at 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time.
Where can I watch Conference?
A whole lot of places
Look for the BYU channel
Dish Network channel 9403
DirecTV channel 374 or channel 68
On Roku https://www.lds.org/media-library/accessing-media-roku?lang=eng
Download the MormonChannel and stream conference Live, or play whenever you want afterwards.
Download the video or audio of conference for Free, by searching for the 'MormonChannel'
Download the MormonChannel App for Apple, Andriod or Blackberry and listen to confernce
For More info on when conference materials are available visit the link below
How do I prepare for Conference?
Read this article, it is a wonderful guide to how one can prepare for conference!
My number one advice is Pray, Ponder, and get Paper or a notebook.
Start now, even if you haven't prayed for a while, or if you are not a member of the church, think about what you need- what questions do you have, and ask Heavenly Father for guidance during conference. Watch conference and take note of things that answer your questions. Write your questions down, and write the answers below them.
I hope that helped answer some questions about conference. I hope you will join me this Saturday Sunday!!! :)