handling unassigned group for hometeaching reports

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colbyj
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handling unassigned group for hometeaching reports

Postby colbyj » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:50 am

Hello, need some clarification/help in understanding MLS tools for hometeaching reporting. I am a stake clerk, so unfortunately do not have much practical experience in entering Hometeaching info, or seeing what the screens look like, since the Stake MLS does not have these screens.

If I understand the process correctly, ward families are essentially divided up into three groups: Elders Quorum, High Priests, unassigned.

The ward takes care to group families to either the Elders Quorum or HPs. Those not assigned remain in the unassigned group. Or, those recently moved-in default to the unassigned until assigned. Correct so far?

Question: For hometeaching reporting purposes, is it necessary to have all the unassigned assigned to a companionship in order to report their visit? Or, can visits to those unassigned be inputted even though they are not assigned to a specific companionship?

For example, if a unit has more families than it can muster companionships to visit them... but the Bishop or leadership visits a particular less-active family that falls into the unassigned group, can that visit then be inputted and counted towards the overall ward hometeaching info?

I see one idea as taking all the unassigned and assigning them to the High Priest Group leader or EQ's President so they are simply assigned... then he coordinates who actually visits them as necessary and when possible, since he can't possibly visit 30 families, etc...

In the montly hometeaching reports there are numbers reported as EQ, High Priest and unassigned... so I assume what I've described above about leaving members in the unassigned rather than slicing them all to one person, is a viable course of action.

Ideally, you'd like to get to where there are no unassigned families... but in the interim, some will remain unassigned, but may still be visited... we're just wondering how to properly report these visits.
thank you

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:19 pm

colbyj wrote:I am a stake clerk, so unfortunately do not have much practical experience in entering Hometeaching info, or seeing what the screens look like, since the Stake MLS does not have these screens.


Hopefully someone can help you with your HT questions, but I can help you with this issue. Take a look at MLS Test Data. This will allow you to create a "Test Ward" on your computer to look at the screens and get an idea of how it works.
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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Postby jdlessley » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:24 pm

Home teaching can be recorded for any household, assigned or not. Go to Organizations > HT Reporting > Enter HT Visits; select "Household" in the "View by:" dropdown listbox; select the appropriate organization or All in the "Show for Organization:" dropdown listbox; and select the appropriate district or "No Districts" in the "Show for District:" drowpdown listbox. You can now record the month the household was visited (current month or the previous two months).
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Have you tried finding your answer on the LDS.org Help Center page or the LDSTech wiki?

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Postby colbyj » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:42 am

thank you very much


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