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Ministering Three-some

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:04 pm
by creeve4
I am unable to create an ministering three-some consisting of a husband, wife, and their son. I can create a three-some with three men.

Is this a policy limitation or a bug in the website?

Re: Ministering Three-some

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:20 pm
by russellhltn
What priesthood does the son have? I think he'd have to be at least a Teacher to participate in Ministering.

Re: Ministering Three-some

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:12 am
by sbradshaw
Are you able to add the son to a different companionship or tripanionship? I'm guessing there's a business rule programmed into Leader and Clerk Resources that prevents someone from being assigned to a companionship with someone of another gender who's not their spouse; so assigning the son would probably run into that limitation.

Re: Ministering Three-some

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:56 am
by creeve4
The problem is that there is no search box to add an additional member as a companion when a husband and wife are paired together:
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If I put the father and son together, I will have the search box, but then it no longer displays the mother (or any females):
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A companionship consisting of two men has the search box:
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Re: Ministering Three-some

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:54 am
by davesudweeks
If the business rule will not allow you to put non-married males and females in the same companionship (as surmised by Samuel Bradshaw), the screenshots you provided are what I would expect. Once you put the husband and wife together, you cannot add another male (or another female, for that matter) because the system recognizes there is no marriage to any 3rd person. I recommend you provide your special use case as feedback, which will be forwarded to those who set the developer's priorities (though there is no guarantee a code change will occur).

Re: Ministering Three-some

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:50 am
by scgallafent
I haven't talked with the developer or product manager responsible for this, but I suspect you have run into a circumstance not allowed by the business rules. Without talking with them, I don't know if this was a situation they didn't anticipate or if it was an intentional design.