Latter-day Saint Terms and Titles
Reference used with permission:
Style Guide for Publications of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Writers Style Guide and Glossary
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are added for emphasis.
See Church buildings.
mission names (7.31)
Missions outside the United States are given the name of the nation and the city in which the mission is headquartered. There are no commas:
Germany Frankfurt Mission.
Missions within the U.S. are given the name of the state and the city in which the mission is headquartered:
Utah Salt Lake City Mission.
Lowercase the term when it stands alone or precedes the geographical destination:
the mission in Sweden, the Swedish mission.
Mormon is correctly used in proper names such as the Book of Mormon, Mormon Tabernacle Choir or Mormon Trail, or when used as an adjective in such expressions as Mormon pioneers. See
The term Mormonism is acceptable in describing the combination of doctrine, culture and lifestyle unique to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Unofficial term for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; members prefer to be referred to as Latter-day Saints. See
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and
missionary training center (MTC) (lds.org)
Any of a number of worldwide facilities where formally called missionaries are instructed and trained before departure to assigned missions.