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Church of Jesus Christ - Topic Page on Service

Church of Jesus Christ - All General Conference Talks on Service

Church of Jesus Christ - Scriptures on Service

Church of Jesus Christ - Service in the Topical Guide

Church of Jesus Christ - Service in the Guide to the Scriptures

Church of Jesus Christ - Magazine Articles on Service

Church of Jesus Christ - Videos on Service

Church of Jesus Christ - Images on Service

Church of Jesus Christ - Music that talks about Service

Church of Jesus Christ - Service in the Church News

Church of Jesus Christ - Lessons in Church Manuals about Service

Church of Jesus Christ - Service in the Church Handbook

Church of Jesus Christ - All Search Results on Service

See also: Kindness

See also: Volunteer and Serve

General Resources

A Ride to Church - Stephen Baer

Community Outreach

Conference of the Carpenter's Tools

"Get Out and Do It" - Mother Teresa

Giving the Rose (Service Lesson)

"Heaven and Hell - The Real Difference" - Ann Landers

James E. Faust shared a story in Conf. about failing test of helping people

"No Less Serviceable" - excerpt from BYU Fireside - Howard W. Hunter

Old Bob - President Monson Experience

Parable of the Popcorn

Remember Joe

Service is not conditional

The Choice

"The Serv-Ant"

Volunteer and Serve

"What Can I Do to be Happy?"


Cast Your Bread


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Quotes (Daily WOOL)

Quotes on Service with large printable PDF

General Conference

Bless in His Name - Henry B. Eyring - April 2021

Finding Joy through Loving Service - M. Russell Ballard

Five Loaves and Two Fishes - James E. Faust

Here to Serve a Righteous Cause - Carol F. McConkie - October 2015

I Believe in Angels - Carlos A. Godoy - October 2020

On Being Genuine - Dieter F. Uchtdorf - April 2015

Selfless Service - William R. Bradford

Serve - Carl B. Cook - October 2016

The Celestial Nature of Self-reliance - Marion G. Romney

The Joy of Unselfish Service - Cristina B. Franco - October 2018

The Second Great Commandment - Russell M. Nelson - October 2019

The Spirituality of Service - Derek Cuthbert

With One Accord - Reyna I. Aburto - April 2018

BYU Speeches

A Holier Approach to Ministering - Neil L. Andersen - April 10, 2018

A Noble Responsibility for Good - Julie L. Valentine - November 2, 2021

Angels Among Us - Brett Cook - July 31, 2020

Convenient Service - Sherri Patten Palmer - July 29, 2014

Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Serve - Kevin J. Worthen - August 16, 2018

Go About Doing Good - Jennifer Jones - July 6, 2021

"Go Forth to Serve" - Su Ge - April 21, 2016

How Will You Serve - Phoebe Romney Cook - August 14, 2014

Keeping Your Fingers on the PULSE of Service - Sondra Heaston - June 23, 2015

Lifelong Learning and Continuous Service - Terry R. Seamons - August 14, 2014

Living a Life of Service and Love: What Goes Around Comes Around - Kirt R. Saville - August 1, 2017

Pure Religion - Don R. Clarke - January 13, 2015

Service Soothes Suffering - Roger Adams - October 6, 2020

Shape Your Life Through Service to Others - Richard J. Maynes - September 19, 2017

Tenacious Faith and Selfless Service - W. Vincent Wilding - May 12, 2010

The Best Self-Help - Erin Bennion - February 2, 2021

Why Giving Matters - Arthur C. Brooks - February 24, 2009


"A Day Worthwhile"

A Plea

Around The Corner

"Brighten the Corner Where You Are"

Crossing the Bar

"Helping Hands"

"How to be Happy"

"I See Jesus"

"Living and Giving"


Poem attributed to John Wesley


"The Bridge Builder"

"The Neighborly Man"

The Trouble Pile

"Visit the Sick"

"Who does God's Work will get God's Pay"

"You Never Know"

BYU Speeches

"No Less Serviceable" - Howard W. Hunter

"Service - The Essence of True Religion" - Alexander B. Morrison

"The Weight of the World" - James D. Stice

Additional Articles

"Becoming Self-Reliant--Spiritually and Physically" - M. Russell Ballard

"Cast Your Bread..." - Ensign

"Caught in a Casserole" - Ensign

Florence Nightingale - excerpt from a BYU Dev. - President Hinckley

"Fresh Baked Bread" (helping Monks in a Monastery) Church News

"It's Service, Not Status, That Counts" - Neal A. Maxwell - Ensign

"Increasing Our Compassionate Service" - Ensign

"Small Acts of Service" - Spencer W. Kimball - Ensign

"Sweet Service for Matthew" - Ensign

"The Celestial Nature of Self-Reliance" - Marion G. Romney - Ensign

Mormon Ads and New Era Posters

"Get Lost"

Mormonads on Service


"How can I be more Christlike in my service to others?"


Lessons in Church Manuals

"Service" - Gospel Principles

"Love and Service" - Priesthood Manual

FHE Lessons and Stories

"A Glass of Milk" (A Good deed never goes unrewarded)

Children's Story: "Sunshine Club" - Friend Magazine

FHE Object Lesson: "The Incredible Influence of You" - New Era

FHE: "Service" (DeseretBook/LDSLiving) - PDF

FHE: lesson on Service (DeseretBook/LDSLiving) - PDF

"The Other Side of the Wall" (All your good actions benefit others)

Library Books and Books on CD

"Are you a Bushel or a Candlestick?" - Eric D. Richards

Promises for Serving Others

You can read the promises in three ways. The links below access the promises in Docx and PDF format (you are welcome to download these for free), OR you can see each promise right on this page, below the links.

Promises for Serving Others (Word - Docx) - Printable

Promises for Serving Others (PDF) - Printable

Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Growth

Greater Commitment

Greater capacity to keep the commandments

President Spencer W. Kimball, Book: Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p. 254

Fills the Heart with Kindness

Consistent action (service) fills the heart with kindness, the mind with wisdom and understanding, and the soul with peace and love.

The Just Shall Live By Faith - President Dieter F. Uchtdorf - April 2017 Ensign

The Comfort of His Love

You will have the comfort of His love and feel the answer of His drawing closer as you reach out your arms in giving service to others. As you bind up the wounds of those in need and offer the cleansing of His Atonement to those who sorrow in sin, the Lord’s power will sustain you. His arms are outstretched with yours to succor and bless the children of our Heavenly Father, including those in your family.

Come Unto Me - President Henry B. Eyring - April 2013 General Conference

Life Filled With Love For Heavenly Father

Great things are wrought through simple and small things. Like the small flecks of gold that accumulate over time into a large treasure, our small and simple acts of kindness and service will accumulate into a life filled with love for Heavenly Father, devotion to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and a sense of peace and joy each time we reach out to one another.

Finding Joy Through Loving Service - M. Russell Ballard - April 2011 General Conference

The Greatest of All Gifts of God

Our Savior teaches us to follow Him by making the sacrifices necessary to lose ourselves in unselfish service to others. If we do, He promises us eternal life, “the greatest of all the gifts of God” (D&C 14:7), the glory and joy of living in the presence of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

Unselfish Service - Dallin H. Oaks - April 2009 General Conference

Open The Mercy and Love of Jesus Christ

I will share one principle of truth which, if applied, can open the door to all the others you need to lift your spirit. It is a principle that will give you the power to make a difference in the quality of your own life. I speak of service—self-sacrificing service to others in need. I know it is hard to help another when you feel you have been wronged. I know it is difficult to take the first step when your own heart aches for companionship or yearns for understanding. Yet such acts of service open to us the mercy and love of Jesus Christ, the Master.

The Power to Make a Difference - Richard G. Scott - October 1983 General Conference

Refine Our Spirits

Often, the answer to our prayer does not come while we’re on our knees but while we’re on our feet serving the Lord and serving those around us. Selfless acts of service and consecration refine our spirits, remove the scales from our spiritual eyes, and open the windows of heaven. By becoming the answer to someone’s prayer, we often find the answer to our own.

Waiting on the Road to Damascus - Dieter F. Uchtdorf - April 2011 General Conference

We Become Less Selfish

When we serve others we gain important blessings. Through service we increase our ability to love. We become less selfish. As we think of the problems of others, our own problems seem less serious. We must serve others to gain eternal life. God has said that those who live with Him must love and serve His children

Gospel Principles - Chapter 28: Service

Become More Substantive

We become more substantive as we serve others—indeed, it is easier to ‘find’ ourselves because there is so much more of us to find!

President Spencer W. Kimball, Book: Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p.86

Our Capacity to Love Grows

As we strive to make a difference in other’s lives we can become a source of great comfort and blessing to those we serve. But it doesn’t end there. We can also become the recipients of blessings in our own lives and are often the ones who benefit the most. Service to others deepens the meaning of our sojourn on the earth and brings us closer to our Savior. When we sacrifice for others we become refined. We discover that our problems are not as great, that our joy has increased, that our spirit has become strengthened, and that our capacity to love grows.

The Blessings of Service - Kent L. Barrus - BYU Devotional given July 8, 2008

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