Mormonism, home teaching is the responsibility of all Melchizedek Priesthood holders and of those who are teachers and priests in the Aaronic Priesthood. As part of their responsibility to watch over the members of the Church, home teachers visit their assigned families at least once each month to teach them and strengthen them. Home teachers establish a relationship of trust with these families so that the families can call upon them in times of need.
Home teaching is very important in the Lord s three-phase program for teaching and encouraging his people to live the gospel. Home teachers are asked by the first presidency to do home teaching at least once a month each to a number of families they are asked to teach, usually two or three. They see how the family is doing, how they are progressing, both physically and spiritually, and they offer words of comfort and advice. Then they sense the family is struggling with something, they teach on that topic of what they are struggling with and help them with their struggles.