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Deacons Quorum Membership Visibility for Advisors

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:52 pm
by allibri425
Is there a reason why the deacons quorum advisor can’t see the list of deacons through LDS Tools? I understand the privacy concerns especially for youth but it seems like the youth advisors should atleast see the members of their specific group as part of their calling.

Re: Deacons Quorum Membership Visibility for Advisors

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:26 pm
by rmrichesjr
A shot in the dark: Are you sure the advisor's calling is a "standard calling" rather than a custom calling?

Re: Deacons Quorum Membership Visibility for Advisors

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:20 am
by russellhltn
I'm not sure how it works for leaders, but normal members can't see any members in LDS Tools under the organizational section - just the callings.

Re: Deacons Quorum Membership Visibility for Advisors

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:50 am
by allibri425
I checked and it's a standard calling for Deacons Quorum Advisor. I should add I'm the ward clerk and can see all the organizations/members and trying to help the advisor understand why he can't see his quorum members. My wife is a Laurel advisor and she can't see the list of members for Young women Laurels either.

Does it sound like an issue with permissions/visibility and if so, why would it restrict a leader from seeing the members within their specific group?

Re: Deacons Quorum Membership Visibility for Advisors

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:30 am
by lajackson
allibri425 wrote:Does it sound like an issue with permissions/visibility and if so, why would it restrict a leader from seeing the members within their specific group?

It does, and I do not know. I think the best you can do is to send feedback and ask the question. Another way is to ask your priesthood leaders to elevate the request through priesthood channels.

Re: Deacons Quorum Membership Visibility for Advisors

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:42 am
by russellhltn
Just for my own understanding, does LDS Tools allow leaders to see members by organization like how the Directory on lds.org does?

Re: Deacons Quorum Membership Visibility for Advisors

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:10 pm
by sbradshaw
russellhltn wrote:Just for my own understanding, does LDS Tools allow leaders to see members by organization like how the Directory on lds.org does?

Yes, under Organizations in the Tools app, a leader with rights can see both callings in the selected organization, and members of the organization.

Re: Deacons Quorum Membership Visibility for Advisors

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:43 pm
by brettllewis
Is this true that there is not a way for Aaronic Priesthood Quorrum Advisors to see a list of their quorrum. My wife is the Primary Secretary and I am Deacons Quorrum Advisor and I have to borrow her phone to see a list of my Deacons. With technology the way it is this is crazy this is not an option for advisors to see their quorrum they are advising. ;)

Re: Deacons Quorum Membership Visibility for Advisors

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:13 am
by sbradshaw
brettllewis wrote:Is this true that there is not a way for Aaronic Priesthood Quorrum Advisors to see a list of their quorrum. My wife is the Primary Secretary and I am Deacons Quorrum Advisor and I have to borrow her phone to see a list of my Deacons. With technology the way it is this is crazy this is not an option for advisors to see their quorrum they are advising. ;)

I don't know the full reasoning, but I think the idea is that the advisors are supposed to advise the quorum presidency, not the quorum as a whole – similar to a stake organization leader, whose assignment is to advise/assist the ward organization leaders, without having direct responsibility for the members themselves.

Re: Deacons Quorum Membership Visibility for Advisors

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:27 pm
by dsesplin
This has caused a lot of problems for my wife also. She is a YW advisor and can't see her class. She'd like to be able to see birthdays etc to help interact with the girls.