Callings - Job Descriptions

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Callings - Job Descriptions

Postby computx » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:15 pm

Has there ever been any effort put toward 1-page job descriptions for each calling that could be used by a bishopric member during the interview to give a brief idea to the member of what duties and responsibilities they're being asked to accept? I realize that this information is available in the Church Handbook of Instructions. I just think a bullet-pointed simple list would be useful.

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Re: Callings - Job Descriptions

Postby jdlessley » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:38 am

If the information is provided in the Handbook, then why is there a need for a separate document? Each member of the bishopric should have a copy of the Handbook and should use that when necessary for reference.
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Re: Callings - Job Descriptions

Postby russellhltn » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:24 am

What would be a good idea is a index that indicates where each job description can be found. It's not always obvious where each calling can be found and some roles are in multiple sections. This eliminates any issue with trying to interpret the Handbook's terse wording as well as trying to stay up to date with any changes.
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Re: Callings - Job Descriptions

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:40 pm

The trouble is that for most callings the handbook only has a few lines explaining responsibilities, leaving the bishopric and the member receiving the calling a lot of space to interpret and define their own duties. I think part of the reason for this is that there are many ways to fulfill a calling, and part of magnifying your calling is examining your individual talents and determining where you will focus your efforts. So, it would be hard to make a page for each calling without adding your own interpretations and extrapolations.
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Re: Callings - Job Descriptions

Postby russellhltn » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:57 pm

sbradshaw wrote:part of magnifying your calling is examining your individual talents

And how they fit in with the talents of others in the presidency.
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