rketcheson wrote:I love the ability to see custom positions. This has really assisted in my quest to clean up our records.
What I don't see in MLS 3.0.2 is the option to add assignments. My understanding is that members are usually set apart for callings but not for assignments. The tracking of assignments is useful, especially since assignments can conflict with a members' ability to fulfill a calling. Are assignments best tracked as custom positions for now? Will they be added to a future version of MLS? Am I just making a simple issue too complicated?
For the purposes of traking in MLS our stake units use the custom positions to track assignments. The sustaining date is just not entered (It could be entered to track the date the assignment was given.) and the 'Set Apart:' radio button is left on No.
One of the reasons for the customs postions in MLS is for linking with web site access. No such feature will be associated with a custom position or an assignment.
I would hope that an assignment would never be looked upon as conflicting with a member accepting or fulfilling a calling. Callings should come first since they are from God while assignments are from man (albeit it may be inspired). I would prefer a calling over an assignment any day since I get benefits of promised blessings that come from the calling.