Do Not Contact

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halifaxhurst
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Do Not Contact

Postby halifaxhurst » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:28 am

Hey Guys!

Curios Does anyone know the steps to marking an individual Do Not Contact either MLS or the LDS tools?

Thanks

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gregwanderson
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Re: Do Not Contact

Postby gregwanderson » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:42 am

It is against policies to add any kind of "Do Not Contact" notation to a membership in MLS or LDS Tools. It is up to the local leaders to handle these situations on a case-by-case basis and decide the best way to serve these members. But "Do Not Contact" is not officially recognized as a member's possible status.

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Re: Do Not Contact

Postby russellhltn » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:16 am

This was sent as a MLS message back in 2009. It was originally posted to the forum by a church employee.
MLS Release Date:
09/20/09

To:
All priesthood leaders

Title:
Do Not Contact Membership Records

Description:
Membership records should not be adjusted or coded in MLS using any method designed to show the
record as DO NOT CONTACT.

“And after they had been received unto baptism, and were wrought upon and cleansed by the power of
the Holy Ghost, they were numbered among the people of the church of Christ; and their names were
taken, that they might be remembered and nourished by the good word of God” (Moroni 6:4).

Members that no longer wish to be contacted by the Church need to have their wants addressed with
sensitivity and care. These cases should be reviewed on an individual basis by the local priesthood
leader and a plan made without making adjustments to the member record.
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: Do Not Contact

Postby halifaxhurst » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:33 pm

Well.. I had no idea. I really appreciate it..

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Re: Do Not Contact

Postby gregwanderson » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:11 pm

Here are some longer discussions of the topic which offer some pretty good insight into the policy. Bottom line: Just because one person thinks a member should be flagged "do not contact" doesn't mean that some other person can't find a way to fellowship that member. Marking someone "do not contact" in any kind of institutional way could be very destructive.

https://tech.lds.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=21152

https://tech.lds.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=15764

and also near the end of this discussion…

https://tech.lds.org/forum/viewtopic.ph ... dnc#p45953


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