When a young man of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon Church as it is sometimes called, turns fourteen years of age and is found worthy he will be ordained to the office of a ‘Teacher.’ This is the second office in the Aaronic Priesthood. As a teacher the young man will retain the duties and responsibilities he had as a deacon (12-13 years old) and will gain new ones.
The highest calling in the Aaronic Priesthood is that of a priest. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon Church as it is more commonly known, young men at the age of sixteen (up through seventeen, or until ordained to the Melchizedek Priesthood) are ordained to the office of a priest upon being found worthy. If the young man has been a member of this Church for many years, the duties and responsibilities outlined in the Duty to God program will only add on to what he’s already accomplished as a deacon and teacher.
The first calling in the Aaronic Priesthood is that of a Deacon in the Young Men Program. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon Church, a Deacon is a young man of the age 12 and 13. If raised in the Church, he has already begun the practice of making and setting goals while attending Primary in the Faith in God program.
The Duty to God program is intended to help the young men of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or Mormon Church) to achieve the purposes of the Aaronic Priesthood. There are several different areas of development to aid the young men in accomplishing this.
About fifteen years earlier Brigham Young, then president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints otherwise known as the Mormon Church), had set in motion the official organization of the young women of the Church. He saw in them a troubling trend in becoming too focused on the things of the world. After the Retrenchment Society was put together their community saw a wonderful transformation in the girls into productive, helpful members.