Callings in Primary

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dkoyle
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Callings in Primary

Postby dkoyle » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:22 am

In our Ward it has been a practice for teachers to the primary to be called as "Primary Workers". This allows the Primary President the flexibility of moving members of the Primary organization around randomly. As Membership Clerk it is my job to keep the organization current. When (example) releasing someone from a class and making another "primary worker" the teacher of that class, I loose the date sustained, etc. Moving that person then to the nursery might cause another loss of the sustain date. I realize I could print hard copies but I don't think that is the direction technology is moving. I could maintain two records, one when called to be a primary worker and another for when they were assigned to the current position. How is the correct way for this to be done?

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Re: Callings in Primary

Postby eblood66 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:12 am

dkoyle wrote:In our Ward it has been a practice for teachers to the primary to be called as "Primary Workers". This allows the Primary President the flexibility of moving members of the Primary organization around randomly. As Membership Clerk it is my job to keep the organization current. When (example) releasing someone from a class and making another "primary worker" the teacher of that class, I loose the date sustained, etc. Moving that person then to the nursery might cause another loss of the sustain date. I realize I could print hard copies but I don't think that is the direction technology is moving. I could maintain two records, one when called to be a primary worker and another for when they were assigned to the current position. How is the correct way for this to be done?

There is a standard position called "Primary Teacher" (without any class in the position title--this used to be "Primary Worker" but it was updated). You can use this calling and then assign each teacher to a specific class in MLS. You can then adjust the class without changing the sustained date.

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Re: Callings in Primary

Postby sbradshaw » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:02 pm

I'd recommend re-examining this process. The purpose of sustaining a person to a calling includes that the ward knows what they will be doing and can support them in that responsibility. Imagine if all ward callings were "ward worker" – how could you truly sustain someone? Primary teacher is set up as a calling that isn't specific to a class, because no matter what class they teach, their responsibilities are much the same. But moving someone from the Primary to the Nursery sounds to me like something the ward should have an opportunity to sustain; and, when the person is set apart, they can receive a more specific blessing for their calling.
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