Standard Callings (14 Sep 2015)

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Standard Callings (14 Sep 2015)

Postby sbradshaw » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:46 pm

There have been a lot of changes since the last time I've seen a list of the standard callings/positions, including the update to Leader and Clerk Resources that allows callings to be entered online, the addition of sub-organizations for callings, etc.

Attached is the latest list, to the best of my understanding, as of 14 Sep 2015. Also in the document is a brief summary of what "standard positions" and "custom positions" are and why they're important.

Note that although the file is called "LCR Standard Callings," positions are actually stored in CDOL – so standard positions aren't tied to the LCR release schedule, but are updated separately.
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Re: Standard Callings (14 Sep 2015)

Postby drepouille » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:18 am

Sigh. Still no ward bulletin editor. The reason this is needed as a standard calling is so the stake council knows whom to contact in each unit. As it is, we have to maintain and forward lists of bulletin editors around the stake.
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Re: Standard Callings (14 Sep 2015)

Postby eblood66 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:35 am

drepouille wrote:Sigh. Still no ward bulletin editor. The reason this is needed as a standard calling is so the stake council knows whom to contact in each unit. As it is, we have to maintain and forward lists of bulletin editors around the stake.

I don't understand. Why can't each ward create a custom position with the same name? Custom positions show up in the directory on lds.org and are visible to all members of the stake (unless the person has their visibility settings set to ward or leader only--but that would still be an issue still if there were a standard position). A standard position might be nice to help ensure consistency but it doesn't seem like it's lack is a real barrier.

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Re: Standard Callings (14 Sep 2015)

Postby drepouille » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:33 am

Without a standard calling, there is no consistency in the name of the calling.

In my stake, 7 of the 11 units use 7 different calling names, and the other 4 units don't use any:
Branch Bulletin Editor
Ward Bulliten Specialist
Ward Bulletin Specialist
Bulletin Board Specialist (?)
Sacrament Program Bulletin
Ward Bulletin
Bulletin Specialist
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Re: Standard Callings (14 Sep 2015)

Postby davesudweeks » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:34 am

Understand your concern drepouille, but a gentle (or not so gentle) arm twist from the assigned High Counselor to each unit could quickly make them all the same. If that doesn't work, it would be a simple matter for the Stake President to address with the Bishops. No, he should not have to do that, but the fact of the matter is, he may have to.

When I was ward clerk, we sometimes had to arrange things the way the Stake wanted them arranged just so all wards were the same. It was not optional and we worked through it OK.

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Re: Standard Callings (25 Jul 2016)

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:12 pm

Standard Callings, updated as of July 25, 2016.
https://tech.lds.org/wiki/images/f/f9/LCR_Standard_Callings.pdf

These are the changes since September 14, 2015:
  • Added: Assistant Cubmaster, Assistant Ward Mission Leader, Self-Reliance Facilitator, Stake Self-Reliance Facilitator.
  • Removed: Primary Activity Days Assistant Leader, Family History Leader, Indexing Director, Indexing Assistant Director, Chorister.
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Re: Standard Callings (14 Sep 2015)

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:11 pm

Updated April 24, 2017:
https://tech.lds.org/wiki/File:LCR_Standard_Callings.pdf

These are the major changes since the last update (which was in July 2016):

STAKE
Added: "Church Service Missionaries" category onder Other Callings
Added: CS Missionary Specialist
Added: Stake CS Missionary
Removed: Stake Indexing Director
Removed: Stake Indexing Assistant Director
Removed: Stake Family History Center Director
Removed: Stake Family History Center Assistant Director
Removed: Stake Family History Consultant
Removed: Stake Family History Leader
Added: Stake Temple and Family History Consultant--Lead
Added: Stake Temple and Family History Consultant--Indexing
Added: Stake Temple and Family History Consultant--Family History Center
Added: Stake Temple and Family History Consultant

WARD
Removed: Family History Consultant
Added: Ward Temple and Family History Consultant--Lead
Added: Ward Temple and Family History Consultant--Indexing
Added: Ward Temple and Family History Consultant
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Re: Standard Callings (14 Sep 2015)

Postby jokamura » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:56 am

Does anyone know what the difference between these two are:

Added: CS Missionary Specialist
Added: Stake CS Missionary

And is there a link to a description of each?

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Re: Standard Callings (14 Sep 2015)

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:35 am

I'm not sure, but I imagine the stake Church Service (CS) Missionary Specialist would help get the word out about service missionary opportunities, encourage members in the stake to serve, and help prospective service missionaries through the process.
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Re: Standard Callings (14 Sep 2015)

Postby jokamura » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:32 pm

sbradshaw wrote:I'm not sure, but I imagine the stake Church Service (CS) Missionary Specialist would help get the word out about service missionary opportunities, encourage members in the stake to serve, and help prospective service missionaries through the process.


Thanks, that makes sense!
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