Importance of signatures and forms.

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mvonnied
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Importance of signatures and forms.

Postby mvonnied » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:00 pm

I am a new clerk. I have noticed our ward has not been using the forms provided in MLS as a part of their ordinance record keeping workflow. I am planning on integrating the use of these forms into our wards workflow in an attempt to create better record keeping habits.

The baptism and baby blessing forms both have a place where the person authorizes the church to create a record. I am just curious as to everyone's opinion on how important obtaining this signature is. Also a lot of the forms have a place where the bishop should sign the form, is this of any importance. Please note that I am working on incorporating the use of these forms with signatures into the words workflow: I am primarily interested in your opinion about the use these forms in your workflow and how important are they from the Church's perspective.

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Re: Importance of signatures and forms.

Postby russellhltn » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:11 pm

mvonnied wrote:The baptism and baby blessing forms both have a place where the person authorizes the church to create a record. I am just curious as to everyone's opinion on how important obtaining this signature is.


I believe the MLS manual indicates that the permission of the parents is needed to create the record. So that signature helps insure that the leaders are following the process.
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Gary_Miller
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Re: Importance of signatures and forms.

Postby Gary_Miller » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:20 pm

The forms you speaking about are the forms that authorize the ordinance to be done. If there is no signature then the ordinance has not been approved. We have a saying in our ward, "The ordinance did not happen until the paper work is done." This includes all the proper signatures on the form.


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