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jdslds13 wrote:I am trying to find out where it is in the system where you can designate what quorum is assigned to for Home Teaching purposes. How do you change the responsible quorum?
In a way, you can't. You can assign a family to a companionship and that works well, but once they become unassigned, they revert back to the default assignment as far as the "unassigned" list goes.
jdslds13 wrote:Who sets the default assignment?
It's hard-coded. If the Head of House is an Elder, they are assigned to the Elder's quorum. All others fall under High Priests.
I believe it's being reviewed as it causes some issues. Particularly for YSA wards that have no HP Group. But there's no word on when or what the answer will be.
jdslds13 wrote:Who sets the default assignment? Their has to be a way we can control whether a family falls under the High Priest Group verse the Elders Quorum?
It is set according to the current Handbook and other letters and instructions from the First Presidency and Twelve. As russellhltn mentioned, there have been reports that this is being reviewed.
My personal opinion is that, while there are defaults, once the bishop makes the determination that a family should be the responsibility of a quorum or group other than the default, it would be nice if LCR allowed a way to do that. Right now you can assign a family to home teachers supervised by either quorum or group, but when the family drops off that home teaching assignment, they revert to the unassigned list of the default quorum or group, not to the unassigned list of the quorum or group who previously assigned their home teachers.
As a practical matter for now, it just means that the clerk becomes much more involved in the mechanics of the home teaching assignment process with the move to LCR.
lajackson wrote:As a practical matter for now, it just means that the clerk becomes much more involved in the mechanics of the home teaching assignment process with the move to LCR.
Note that MLS didn't have any feature to allow a household with no home teachers to be in a specific unassigned household list, either. In that regard, LCR is exactly like MLS and there is no change.
The practical difference is that with MLS, both EQ and HPG leaders could see the full unassigned households list. So even though that list made no distinction between households whose home teaching was to be the responsibility of EQ vs. HPG, at least everyone involved could see the whole list.
In any case, when home teaching assignments are made promptly as they should, the unassigned list should be quite small. As was still the case in MLS, the bishop (perhaps after consulting with the PEC or ward council) selects either the HPGL or EQP to take responsibility for making the HT assignment. That selection is not recorded in LCR, but once the household is assigned home teachers in LCR, the selected quorum will see the household in all their reports.
So yes, it would be helpful to designate a household with no home teachers to a specific "unassigned" list by quorum in LCR, but that is not a feature we've ever had before, so it's hardly a requirement for effective home teaching administration.
Moved an older brother whose is an Elder to the High Priest Group using LCR. The movement is shown as being done. Class listing reports show the brother in the High Priest. However, the problem now is that the brother doesn't show up in the High Priest for receiving home teachers. He still shows in the Elders quorum and not being assigned.
tmillhouse wrote:However, the problem now is that the brother doesn't show up in the High Priest for receiving home teachers. He still shows in the Elders quorum and not being assigned.
Class assignments has no bearing on the default assignment to receive home teachers. You can still assign him by using another route, but if he ever becomes unassigned, he will show up on the Elder's unassigned list.
tmillhouse wrote: ... the brother doesn't show up in the High Priest for receiving home teachers.
The brother can be added to be home taught by a HP companionship by manually typing in his name. He will not appear on the list of unassigned for the HP because he is on the EQ unassigned list. That is why he must be manually entered rather than selected from the list of unassigned.
I believe the entry box actually allows you to select (using the drop-down box available) the option to list households from either or both quorums as you select a household, and also gives you the ability to restrict the list presented to those unassigned or those already assigned home teachers. I'm a Ward Clerk and I'm able to see these options as I add a new assignment to a home teaching route. I'm presuming leaders within the quorums also have these options in the drop down box presented. (Can someone confirm this?) Of course you can type in the name directly as you describe.
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