The bishop holds the priesthood keys to direct the work of the Church within the ward. He has five principal responsibilities in the ward:
- Presiding high priest
- President of the Aaronic Priesthood
- Common judge
- Oversees welfare matters
- Oversees records, finances, and the use and security of the meetinghouse
Handbook 1: Chapter 2
Ward bishopric meeting, Ward PEC, Ward Council, Bishopric Youth Committee. The bishopric plans sacrament meeting and other ward meetings listed in Handbook 2, Chapter 18.