Patriarch Set Apart Date on MLS

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Patriarch Set Apart Date on MLS

Postby barnold-p40 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:46 am

Our Stake Patriarch's name, ordained on 11-8-2009, shows up on our MLS, but the date does not.
How do we put this date in or does this happen in SLC?
I have went to the Patriarch position, but does not seem to allow me to input anything on the Patriarch.

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Postby aebrown » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:14 am

barnold wrote:Our Stake Patriarch's name, ordained on 11-8-2009, shows up on our MLS, but the date does not.
How do we put this date in or does this happen in SLC?
I have went to the Patriarch position, but does not seem to allow me to input anything on the Patriarch.


The ordination of a patriarch is not recorded on a membership record, or in MLS (this was recently discussed in the thread Ordination to the office of Patriarch). Once approved to serve in a stake by the Quorum of the Twelve (either as a newly ordained patriarch or as a nonfunctioning patriarch who is returning to functioning status, perhaps because he moved to a different stake), he is sustained by the stake members. It does seem like MLS should allow the recording of that sustained date on the calling in the "Patriarch" organization.

However, since the patriarch is a Tier 1 calling, it goes through a different process from regular stake callings. When the stake submits a Leader and Unit Change request for other callings, they specify an "Active Date," but there is no such field for a patriarch. That seems like an oversight in MLS.
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Postby barnold-p40 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:24 am

Thanks for your explanation and time. I would agree, where there is a entry place for the date on Stake MLS position, you would think it could be put in.

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Postby russellhltn » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:55 am

Alan_Brown wrote:When the stake submits a Leader and Unit Change request for other callings, they specify an "Active Date," but there is no such field for a patriarch. That seems like an oversight in MLS.


Perhaps because there's no "time limit" for that calling?
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Postby jonesrk » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:39 am

RussellHltn wrote:Perhaps because there's no "time limit" for that calling?


But there is a difference in the ordained date and the active date. The active date would make sense, because that is when he began active service in the current stake.
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