kristaanncook wrote:I know what the "ideal" way is. Unfortunately seventy five percent of our ward is totally inactive so we have to consider other methods -- which is why I posed the question I did.
Ok. Here is what I did. I last fall just before tithing settlement I did a mass mailing to members of the ward their Donation statement, IOS, and instructions on how to log into LDS.ORG. So why not do something like that with just the IOS and the instructions.
kristaanncook wrote:I appreciate those of you with opinions, but what I need is someone that can point me to church guidelines/policies/procedures if they are out there.
The only thing you will find is that only Bishops, Clerks, and the individual are authorized view membership records. With the exception of the list of membership numbers in the Bishoprics Temple recommend book the only other person getting a copy of the number from me ,as a clerk, is the member themselves.
kristaanncook wrote:We've considered having an Individual Ordinance Summary (IOS) sealed by the Ward Clerk and delivered to members by Home Teachers (and other alternate methods). We just want to know if there are guidelines/policies/procedures that govern the use of MRN's and how they are handled. We want to do things properly.
It would be inappropriate to give the members IOS to Home Teachers for delivery.