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Baptisms

Postby aaron.grames » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:42 pm

Is there a report that shows the total number of non-convert baptisms in a ward for the entire year?

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Re: Baptisms

Postby aebrown » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:51 pm

aaron.grames wrote:Is there a report that shows the total number of non-convert baptisms in a ward for the entire year?

No, but it's easy enough to create a custom report. Just have the criteria of:

Member Status -- is not -- Convert
Confirmation Date -- is or is after -- 1 Jan 2013 (click "more")
and Confirmation Date -- is or is before -- 31 Dec 2013

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Re: Baptisms

Postby russellhltn » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:05 pm

aebrown wrote:No, but it's easy enough to create a custom report. Just have the criteria of:

Member Status -- is not -- Convert
Confirmation Date -- is or is after -- 1 Jan 2013 (click "more")
and Confirmation Date -- is or is before -- 31 Dec 2013


A good starting point. But it won't capture people who have since left the ward, and it may include new converts that moved into the ward.

But it's better than sitting around trying to remember everyone.
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Re: Baptisms

Postby TinMan » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:34 am

Who is a "non-convert" baptism besides the 8 year old children? Isn't everyone over 8 considered a "convert?"

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Re: Baptisms

Postby aebrown » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:37 am

TinMan wrote:Who is a "non-convert" baptism besides the 8 year old children? Isn't everyone over 8 considered a "convert?"

Correct. And that's what the custom report criterion I mentioned will use as well.

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Re: Baptisms

Postby TinMan » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:45 am

Then can't you just look at the roll for the 8 year old primary class and see who will be baptized this year, and look at the 9 year old primary class roll and see who was baptized last year? Why do you need a "custom report?"

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Re: Baptisms

Postby aebrown » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:31 am

TinMan wrote:Then can't you just look at the roll for the 8 year old primary class and see who will be baptized this year, and look at the 9 year old primary class roll and see who was baptized last year? Why do you need a "custom report?"

The roll doesn't say who was baptized. A custom report will.

But if the person gathering this information knows for certain exactly who was baptized, then I suppose your approach could work.

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Re: Baptisms

Postby TinMan » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:48 am

I guess I just don't see the big deal. Ask the primary president or bishop. I am sure one of them would know the 9 year old children that weren't baptized last year.

Writing a custom report seems sort of like using a shotgun to kill a fly to me.

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Re: Baptisms

Postby aebrown » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:17 am

TinMan wrote:I guess I just don't see the big deal. Ask the primary president or bishop. I am sure one of them would know the 9 year old children that weren't baptized last year.

Writing a custom report seems sort of like using a shotgun to kill a fly to me.

That's a fine perspective for you. To my mind, the fact that I can write that report in about one minute (I did so) makes it much quicker and easier than your proposed alternative. In my hands, a custom report is the appropriate tool. In your hands, asking the Primary president might be the appropriate tool. It's great that there are multiple approaches that can work.


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