How to give a nonmember a calling in LCR

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How to give a nonmember a calling in LCR

Postby chadpetty » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:24 am

The handbook says that "People who are not members of the Church may be called to some positions" (Handbook 2, sec. 19.1.1). We have called a non-member to be the Young Women basketball coach, but are not able to enter her information into LCR. She is not a non-member spouse -- is there any way to get her name into LCR as our YW coach?

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Re: How to give a nonmember a calling in LCR

Postby eblood66 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:11 pm

No, LCR does not support recording non-member callings. You can send feedback about that using the Feedback link on LCR. However, the ability to add non-member records was recently removed from MLS and it was never added to LCR for privacy reasons. It's quite possible that privacy laws and policies may prevent recording such callings even though it is allowed by the handbook.

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Re: How to give a nonmember a calling in LCR

Postby sbradshaw » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:50 pm

It'd be nice if you could just put their name into a text box and save.
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Re: How to give a nonmember a calling in LCR

Postby zenrook » Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:26 pm

I second the request for the ability to add non-member records. I've been clerk for many years, and recall having ability to add a "temporary record", this gave us the ability to flesh out a household where we could see all of the non-members in a part-member home. It helped in terms of names, etc. I was looking for that capability today, and couldn't find it. I'm glad that @eblood66 mentioned that it was removed from MLS, so I didn't go crazy looking for it.

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Re: How to give a nonmember a calling in LCR

Postby jdlessley » Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:40 pm

zenrook wrote:I second the request for the ability to add non-member records.

Unfortunately what we discuss in these forums has no impact or bearing on the features or capabilities implemented in many of the online systems. In the case of Leader and Clerk Resources the Priesthood Department makes those decisions. There are two methods to pass our preferences. The first is to use the feedback link found at the bottom of the LCR page. The second is to pass these preferences up through your priesthood chain.
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Re: How to give a nonmember a calling in LCR

Postby russellhltn » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:53 pm

jdlessley wrote:
zenrook wrote:In the case of Leader and Clerk Resources the Priesthood Department makes those decisions.

In consultation with the legal department. I suspect privacy is a major reason why the ability to add non-members went away. But perhaps it could be brought back on a limited basis for those who hold callings as I'd imagine the legal/privacy issues would be quite different.
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