andcal wrote:My HP group leader is asking me why certain non-high priests appear on his "High Priests" roll.
andcal wrote:I assume that this list is the same list of names shown when you click on the link "High Priests" in the Quarterly Report to see which individuals should be counted for that statistic. Either way, I need to find out what rules dictate what names end up on this/these lists.
andcal wrote:I think some of the names in question (appearing on the "HP" roll) are prospective elders, but I am pretty sure some are also elders.
andcal wrote:If certain individuals who are not High Priests have somehow been designated to appear on the "High Priests" roll by a previous leader, how do I undo that action, if the current leaders ask me to do so?
aebrown wrote:But note that Prospective Elders are properly the responsibility of the HP organization. They may be moved to the Elders Quorum if the bishop and priesthood leaders agree his best interests would be served there, but that should not be the default action.
Quorum and group leaders have the responsibility to help prospective elders prepare to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood. The bishop counsels with quorum and group leaders and each prospective elder to determine whether the prospective elder should meet with the elders quorum or the high priests group for instruction and activities. The bishop considers the relationships the prospective elder may have with the elders or high priests in the ward and the age and needs of the prospective elder. (Book 2, 7.6.1)
nutterb wrote:So it might be more accurate to say the default behavior of MLS is to assign them to the high priests group, but the bishop and priesthood leaders should consider each individual and determine if the default action is appropriate.
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