LDSTech Broadcast: New Record-Keeping and Technology Support Site on LDS.org Print E-mail
Written by Justin Krebs   
Monday, 01 October 2012

The next LDSTech broadcast, scheduled for Friday, October 5, at 12:00pm MDT, will focus on the Record-Keeping and Technology Support site on LDS.org.

This new Record-Keeping and Technology Support site will give priesthood leaders and clerks a centralized location to access training and support for the following topics:

  • Membership
  • Finance (including Financial Auditing)
  • Meetinghouse Technology

This LDSTech broadcast provides an opportunity for you to learn more about this new site and how it can help you get training and support.

Record Keeping and Technology Support

To view the Record-Keeping and Technology Support site, go to clerksupport.lds.org.

Note that although the site is live, there's still a lot of content being added to the site. Most likely the content rollout will be complete around the beginning of November. What you see currently on the site is only part of the content.

One advantage to this new Record-Keeping and Technology Support site is role-based access of content. For the most part, content for stake technology specialists is all public. However, all membership and finance content, including information on auditing, will require you to sign in and have one of the following callings:

  • Stake, District and Mission Presidency
  • Bishopric and Branch Presidency
  • Stake, District and Mission Clerks and Executive Secretary
  • Ward and Branch Clerk and Executive Secretary
  • Technology Specialist
  • Stake and District Auditor and Audit Committee

Translation of the content is currently in process. When finished, the content will available in nine additional languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. The complete translation of the content will most likely be complete by the end of the year.

The site offers a number of additional features. You can browse an index, search for keywords, leave comments on articles and provide other feedback, as well as download or print articles.

The broadcast on Friday will provide a hands-on overview and demonstration of the site, with opportunities for questions and answers as the presenters show various aspects of the site.

You can attend the broadcast either online or in person at the Riverton Office Building. Justin Krebs, a product manager in Member and Statistical Records, and Ben Hutchins, a meetinghouse technology manager in ICS, will give the broadcast.

How to Attend

To attend the LDSTech broadcast, go to the LDSTech Broadcast page during the time of the broadcast and click the Watch Now button. If you live or work near Riverton, Utah, you can also come to the Riverton Office Building (ground floor, Zion room) to watch the broadcast in person.

Each broadcast is recorded, so if you miss one, you can re-watch the recording at any time. In fact, if you arrive late to the broadcast, you can rewind the broadcast and play it from the beginning.

Asking Questions

During the broadcast, remote viewers can ask questions through Twitter. If you don’t already have a Twitter account, you can sign up for one at Twitter.com. When you ask a question, include the hashtag #ldstech in your tweet. For more information, see Twitter and LDSTech.

 

Comments  

 
# anthony nwosu 2012-10-01 19:29
that is good i have been looking forward for this opportunity from the church and to increase the wide spread use of internet in the church. tony
 
 
# Wayne Whaley 2012-10-03 09:10
On MLS if I update the phone number and/or email address on a member's Membership Record will that updated information be reflected on all other reports, for example the "Members Moved In Report"? I am a new clerk for the YSA 111th Ward at BYU. Please response to my email: wwhaley@UVU.edu
 
 
# Lyle Wert 2012-10-03 16:21
My experience is that "yes", if you update the contact information on their membership record, it will be reflected throughout MLS (entirely).
 
 
# Daniel Ramos 2012-10-03 09:27
As a High Priest Secretory in the Castro Valley 1st, ward, San Leandro Stake, CA. I would like to know if this site will support the MLS, that I have to enter Home Teaching results in and be able to adjust Home Teaching Districts?
 
 
# Lyle Wert 2012-10-03 16:22
To my knowledge, this site will not be for ward auxiliary and quorum leaders (and secretaries) for record keeping, home/visiting teaching information, etc. This is strictly a training website for:

Stake, District and Mission Presidency
Bishopric and Branch Presidency
Stake, District and Mission Clerks and Executive Secretary
Ward and Branch Clerk and Executive Secretary
Technology Specialist
Stake and District Auditor and Audit Committee

I believe this new site will replace the old record-keeping and auditing training site found at http://www.lds.org/pa/display/0,17884,6074-1,00.html
 
 
# Justin Krebs 2012-10-03 16:51
That is correct, it will also replace http://lds.org/mls.
 
 
# Marilyn Manning-Sutt 2012-10-03 09:39
Hi, My name isn't complete..Marilyn Manning-Sutton,

Ok, this was sent to my home. I'm the Ward Historian....and not a Clerk, is this still something about which I need to learn?

Thank You,
Marilyn Manning-Sutton
 
 
# Lyle Wert 2012-10-03 16:31
In looking at this new website, it appears to have training materials geared towards the following callings:

Stake, District and Mission Presidency
Bishopric and Branch Presidency
Stake, District and Mission Clerks and Executive Secretary
Ward and Branch Clerk and Executive Secretary
Technology Specialist
Stake and District Auditor and Audit Committee

Information about Church Histories (including Ward Histories) can be found here: http://history.lds.org/churchhistoryadviser?lang=eng

Trainings and guides for stake, district, and mission histories are available on that site. I didn't see anything on a ward level, so you may need to work with your stake historian (or assigned high councilman/stake presidency member). Hope that helps!
 
 
# Sharon Justice 2012-10-03 10:20
Will this be something that can be used to access and take care of Relief Society and Visiting Teaching updates?
 
 
# Lyle Wert 2012-10-03 16:32
To my knowledge, this site will not be for ward auxiliary and quorum leaders (and secretaries) for record keeping, home/visiting teaching information, etc. This is strictly a training website for:

Stake, District and Mission Presidency
Bishopric and Branch Presidency
Stake, District and Mission Clerks and Executive Secretary
Ward and Branch Clerk and Executive Secretary
Technology Specialist
Stake and District Auditor and Audit Committee

I believe this new site will replace the old record-keeping and auditing training site found at http://www.lds.org/pa/display/0,17884,6074-1,00.html
 
 
# Arthur Nickel 2012-10-03 11:10
I notice that the Assistant Ward Clerk for Finance is not listed as one of the callings having access to the Record Keeping site. Is this an oversight or are we to be phased out?
 
 
# Justin Krebs 2012-10-05 16:20
That was an oversight, they are included.
 
 
# Chad Packard 2012-10-03 14:36
If our ward has changed its schedule of the block of meetings, when will it be on the church's website? Can we implement that or does Church HQ?
 
 
# Lyle Wert 2012-10-03 16:35
I believe you have to update your meeting time in MLS first. See the following thread on the LDS Tech Forum: https://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?13069-Changing-Ward-Times-in-MLS&highlight=mls+meeting+time

If you have problems changing this information in MLS, call the Global Service Center at 1-855-537-4357, option 2, and they can assist you. Hope that helps!
 
 
# Adejuwon, Sunday O. 2012-10-04 03:10
I am Bishop, am very happy with this new development on training, this will help in updating some membership record of member that we have not seen for long in the church that have move out of the area with no contact address and I hope so and am stand to be corrected.
 
 
# Kaare Bye 2012-10-04 06:39
After doing this work since May 1956, I say welcome to the joy of being Savor on Mt Zion worldwide.

"One name at one time."
 
 
# Diana Childers 2012-10-07 18:20
I am not sure why I received this information. I am a Visiting teaching Supervisor, not a clerk or priesthood leader.

Are there plans to have a way to record VT/HT reports from home in the near future?
 

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