Recording of Newly Called Bishop

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Recording of Newly Called Bishop

Postby bluefish » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:11 pm

I'm a Stake Clerk and just trying to confirm how a newly called Bishop gets recorded in MLS.
I know the calling is approved by the First Presidency - and the letter received from them simply states that once the Stake President has called/ordained/set apart the new Bishop, that MLS needs to be updated. My question is to the specifics of who normally would do this, and where.... Does the Stake President need to take action somewhere (in MLS or CDoL?) to record the event?? I think, as Stake Clerk, I don't have ability to record the new calling... Whatever the correct steps are, I would like to understand them myself such that i can help others involved know how things should happen. Thanks for any guidance you can offer.

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Re: Recording of Newly Called Bishop

Postby bluefish » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:33 pm

Looks like I might have finally found my own answer... please confirm if this is correct!
Looks like I (Stake Clerk) go to a Leader and Unit Change Request screen in the Stake level MLS to record the new Bishop. I would also need to record his counselors, I would think (I don't have the screen(s) available to me until I can go over to the Stake Center....)
The Stake MLS update should then update CDoL and provide the new Bishop appropriate L&CR privileges...
Is the above close to correct?

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Re: Recording of Newly Called Bishop

Postby russellhltn » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:09 am

LUCR is correct.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Recording of Newly Called Bishop

Postby bluefish » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:13 am

Thanks!

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Re: Recording of Newly Called Bishop

Postby drepouille » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:16 am

There is an article on this topic, "Record a New Bishop" in the Help Center:

https://www.lds.org/help/support/record-a-new-bishop?lang=eng
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Re: Recording of Newly Called Bishop

Postby aebrown » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:51 am

bluefish wrote:Looks like I (Stake Clerk) go to a Leader and Unit Change Request screen in the Stake level MLS to record the new Bishop. I would also need to record his counselors, I would think (I don't have the screen(s) available to me until I can go over to the Stake Center....)

As others have indicated, you are correct about how to record the bishop. But you don't need to record the counselors (and indeed you can't do so at the stake level). That is simply done in ward MLS, just like any other ward calling.

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Re: Recording of Newly Called Bishop

Postby natecottle » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:48 am

Be sure and run a Send and Receive Changes right after to submit the name to church headquarters. If you don't, it will default in a day or two.

They will confirm the change and then it becomes permanent in the system.

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Re: Recording of Newly Called Bishop

Postby douglasaaronhand » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:41 am

MLS has changed since this was posted. The "Bishop" tab is no longer available.

Can someone direct me to where we now record the changing of a new bishop?

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Ted

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Re: Recording of Newly Called Bishop

Postby jonesrk » Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:39 am

If you are on LCR 3.0 then you can record the new bishop there. If not you should be able to record it in the stake MLS.
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Re: Recording of Newly Called Bishop

Postby mfmohlma » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:16 pm

jonesrk wrote:If you are on LCR 3.0 then you can record the new bishop there. If not you should be able to record it in the stake MLS.

Just so some clerk doesn't come behind me and bang their head on the same wall: If your new bishop was ordained a High Priest and then immediately thereafter ordained and set apart as a Bishop, the High Priest ordination must be recorded before the calling to Bishop can be recorded. Otherwise you get an error that no person matches the search (in LCR 3.0).


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