Bishop Tithing Declaration Process

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thehpguy
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Bishop Tithing Declaration Process

Postby thehpguy » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:32 pm

I wonder if there is a way/process that the Bishop's can use LDS.org to go in and declare the tithing status of every individual in their ward in the comfort of their own home/device, rather than sit at the church and be in front of the computer where MLS is installed. Will there be a feature of MLS that is ported over to MLS.net (LDS.org) any time in the next year ?

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Re: Bishop Tithing Declaration Process

Postby eblood66 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:02 pm

thehpguy wrote:I wonder if there is a way/process that the Bishop's can use LDS.org to go in and declare the tithing status of every individual in their ward in the comfort of their own home/device, rather than sit at the church and be in front of the computer where MLS is installed. Will there be a feature of MLS that is ported over to MLS.net (LDS.org) any time in the next year ?

- Chris White

None of the finance related functions of MLS have been moved to Leader and Clerk Resources. So, no, it isn't possible at this time. Although there have been hints that the financial side of things will be implemented in LCR, nothing definitive has been announced and schedules are almost never announced. But I wouldn't count on it happening in the next year. Given how long it's taken to move much of the membership side over (and that isn't even complete), I think it's unlikely.

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Re: Bishop Tithing Declaration Process

Postby lajackson » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:42 am

thehpguy wrote:I wonder if there is a way/process that the Bishop's can use LDS.org to go in and declare the tithing status of every individual in their ward in the comfort of their own home/device, rather than sit at the church and be in front of the computer where MLS is installed. Will there be a feature of MLS that is ported over to MLS.net (LDS.org) any time in the next year ?

As eblood66 mentioned, this is not possible at the moment. I have been told many times that it may happen in the future, whenever that is.

Of course, the clerk could provide the bishop with a printout he could mark up in the comfort of his own home, and then the clerk could be the one in front of the MLS computer to enter it in. [smile]

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Re: Bishop Tithing Declaration Process

Postby eblood66 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:15 am

lajackson wrote:Of course, the clerk could provide the bishop with a printout he could mark up in the comfort of his own home, and then the clerk could be the one in front of the MLS computer to enter it in. [smile]

Yep, that's how we always did it.

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Re: Bishop Tithing Declaration Process

Postby GrasseDD » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:41 pm

My clerk was surprised that I had entered the declarations myself, and reminded me that he could have done it for me. I suppose his intention was to help relieve the burden on my time, but I explained to him that it was quicker for me to tap "n" then "down" repeatedly on the keyboard than to hand write "non-tithe payer" and "bishop" over and over on the declaration form for him.
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Re: Bishop Tithing Declaration Process

Postby idjeeper2 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:18 pm

My bishop uses "F", "P", or "N" for the status and "M" or "B" for who declared it. I provide him with a declaration report at the beginning of tithing settlement so he fills it in as we go. He tends to write other stuff in the remarks (not confidential) so he always asks for it back when I'm done entering the status.

With all due respect, let your clerk do these kinds of tasks. You have more important things to attend to.


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