I'm currently serving as the stake executive secretary and today we met with a bishopric during ward conference. The subject of posting lists during tithing settlement came up and our stake presidency (myself included) have been previously instructed that we were not to post any signup lists during tithing settlement. I tried to locate where this information/guidelines were stated and I couldn't find anything in the handbooks or on LDS.org.
However, I did find these two links where this has been discussed here:
https://tech.lds.org/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 4&p=117082
https://tech.lds.org/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 03&p=71444
This issue is also mentioned by John Clark Redford on this link...
https://www.lds.org/help/support/conduc ... t?lang=eng
It seems that the instruction about not posting signup lists is fairly common, and I wanted see if there was any definitive policy on this particular issue before we provide feedback to this particular bishopric.
Thanks in advance.
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dkarbuckle wrote:It seems that the instruction about not posting signup lists is fairly common, and I wanted see if there was any definitive policy on this particular issue before we provide feedback to this particular bishopric.
Although there seem to be a fair number of units that prohibit posting signup lists, there are certainly many others that allow it. My gut feel from purely anecdotal evidence is that more allow it than prohibit it. But in any case, it's quite clear to me that there is no general policy prohibition regarding posting signup lists, and so it's fine if local leaders allow it or even encourage it. That said, local leaders are certainly acting within their authority if they choose to prohibit it within their area of responsibility.
aebrown -- Thanks for your reply. I'm guessing that our area at some point must have received this direction from our local coordinating council since we all remember being instructed from our leaders not to post the lists. It wasn't something that our bishops decided to do on their own.
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