Alan_Brown wrote:I assume you've read this whole thread, so you know about the option for a move restriction. So it sounds like you're saying that you'd like a way for a bishop to put a simple flag on a membership record that is not as strict as a move restriction, but invites contact from the new bishop in case the membership record gets pulled from the current ward by some other unit.
A move restriction stops the record from being moved (at least for 30 days, if the current bishop doesn't respond), but with this proposed feature, the record could indeed be pulled. The only difference is that the new bishop would receive the exact same notice to make contact with the previous bishop as he would if the record had been pushed out of the previous ward and the "contact prior bishop" flag were set at the time of the move.
I think it's a good idea.
I was the person that started this whole thread. Sorry for the red herring about always needing to contact the prior bishop. The bottom line is that putting a move restriction doesn't seem to be appropriate for the situations that I'm dealing with. Thanks to all for pointing me to the Wiki and explaining the move restriction, but as I understand it, the move restriction is to be used when there is a disciplinary action in play. Without going into any specifics, here are two examples that could possibly happen:
With one family, the ex-husband is a non-member, but lives in the basement with his family, and told his wife that he was ineligible for unemployment, couldn't pay his share of the bills, so to go to the Church for assistance. It turned out that he lied to his wife, and was getting unemployment all along, but squandered all the money. No disciplinary council needed, but I need to alert the next bishop.
In another instance, a person is unworthy, but can paint a rosy picture of themself, and should not get a temple recommend, which is their desire. Again, doesn't fit the bill for a membership record hold?
I still think that it makes sense to be able flag a membership record other than putting a membership hold or flagging it as it goes out. Is it possible to have this added as an enhancement request, or do you think the membership hold fits the bill?