Circled x in home teaching list

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Circled x in home teaching list

Postby wrigjef » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:46 am

In the companion list that shows families, I know that plus sign means add, but what does the x mean?

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Re: Circled x in home teaching list

Postby lajackson » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:53 am

wrigjef wrote:In the companion list that shows families, I know that plus sign means add, but what does the x mean?

The circled X means a family was not visited. With the default empty circle, you never knew if the family was not visited or if the home teachers had not reported. The circled X provides a way to know.

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Re: Circled x in home teaching list

Postby wrigjef » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:29 am

If the circled x is defaulted, does that mean someone went in, at a higher level than a membership clerk, and marked it? I know there has been some discussion in our ward, based on information in the handbook and some recent direction, of not hometeaching the most active. They want us to focus efforts on those that need it most. I'm wondering if the Bishop has designated people as unteachable.

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Re: Circled x in home teaching list

Postby lajackson » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:29 pm

wrigjef wrote:If the circled x is defaulted,

The empty circle is the default. If it is a check mark or a circled X, someone has gone in and changed it. This could be the elders quorum presidency or high priests group leadership, the bishopric, their clerks or secretaries.

We do not use it to designate whether or not someone is teachable. In fact, I do not believe that would be an appropriate use.

In my current calling, the bishop and I share a list of folks we try to contact regularly. We use it so show whether or not a contact has been made so that we do not duplicate each other's effort.

But the intended purpose is that, at the end of the month, everyone either has a check that they were home taught, or a circle X that they were not. If the circle is empty, we have not made contact with the home teacher, and we do not know if the family was visited or not.

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Re: Circled x in home teaching list

Postby russellhltn » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:51 pm

lajackson wrote:But the intended purpose is that, at the end of the month, everyone either has a check that they were home taught, or a circle X that they were not. If the circle is empty, we have not made contact with the home teacher, and we do not know if the family was visited or not.


That makes sense:
  • Check - taught
  • X - Missed
  • Empty - No report.
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