Re: LCR 3.0 and out-of-unit membership for children
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:01 pm
mevans wrote:scgallafent wrote:mevans wrote:Can the child be given a calling in the unit where there is only an out-of-unit record?
So the rationale for being able to extend a calling is that an out-of-unit membership record is a membership record in the ward, so it's okay? I assume both bishops will have communicated about it.
Actually, the out-of-unit record is not required at all. The rationale for being able to extend the calling is item (2) of Handbook 2:19.1.1 because the bishop [with the out-of-unit membership record, the IOS, or even no record at all] has contacted the member’s previous bishop [or in this case the current bishop who holds the actual membership record] to determine that the member is worthy for the calling and to verify that his or her membership record does not include an annotation or a comment about unresolved Church discipline.
Those are the same things the bishop with the membership record checks before he extends a calling. So the bishop without the record relies on the bishop with the record to clear the member of any calling restrictions and also verify prior worthiness, and is then able to extend a call using the normal procedures.
It is the communication between both bishops that makes the calling in the unit without the record possible.