A quorum is three things: first, a class; second, a fraternity; and third, a service unit.” Let us examine briefly these three aspects of priesthood quorums.
First, a quorum is a class. When a priesthood quorum or group meets as a class, its members can learn together, be “nourished by the good word of God,” and grow spiritually. We study so that we may better teach.
When the quorum meets as a class, the time is reserved for things of a higher order.
He says that he was nervous about becoming a Seventy and how he would be accepted by those that had been in the quorum for a longer period of time.
I have been supported and encouraged, loved and tutored in my quorum from my very first day of membership in it. Consequently, I feel a deep desire to contribute to the work of the quorum and to assist my brethren as much as I can.
Elder Christofferson talks that the second thing a quorum does is act as a fraternity for it's members. He talks of presidencies meeting and teaching as a brotherhood.
Let it be remembered that nowhere is the fraternity of quorums more crucial than in the case of newly baptized brethren and their families. Quorum and group leaders should provide the leading voice and laboring oar in every ward and branch council regarding retention of converts.
Third, a quorum is a service until.
Both Melchizedek and Aaronic Priesthood quorums will find their soul in service. Our great presiding High Priest and exemplar is Jesus Christ
Finally, he encourages us to live up to the responsibility we have as priesthood holders to lift and strengthen those in our quorum.
Each of you who has received an ordination in the priesthood belongs to a quorum. Resolve now to do all within your power to make of your priesthood quorum one worthy of the name and one faithful to its mission. Study with your brethren in the quorum class. Stand with them in the quorum fraternity. Work with them in quorum service.
I service in my Elder's Quorum Presidency in my ward. This talk brought some clear direction to my mind about how we should be organized. I am going to implement these ideas and spend time training those I serve with on what we should be focusing on in our quorum.