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How should I record the calling of service missionary?

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:03 pm
by ataylor32
We have some church service missionaries in our ward and I need to record this in MLS. I noticed that in the "Other Callings" section, it has three missionary positions:
  • Branch
  • Full Time
  • Ward
It is my understand that service missions are not the same as full time missions. Should I use "Missionary - Full Time" even though that isn't technically accurate or should I create a custom position or should I do something else?

Thank you!

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:31 pm
by aebrown
ataylor32 wrote:It is my understand that service missions are not the same as full time missions. Should I use "Missionary - Full Time" even though that isn't technically accurate or should I create a custom position or should I do something else?

It's up to your ward to decide. The callings you enter will show up on the Directory on LDS.org in the Leadership section (but service missionaries will not show up in the Missionary section, regardless of what you enter in MLS). If you want to distinguish between the proselyting and service missionaries, you could certainly create a custom calling for the service missionaries.

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:27 pm
by ataylor32
Thanks for the clarification. I think I will create a custom position.