PLEASE READ FIRST: Answers to Most Church Account Problems

Church Account is the primary user account (user name and password) for accessing online Church resources. Church Account was formerly known as LDS Account. This forum is a space to discuss all things related to Church Accounts (registration, account recovery, user experience, vulnerabilities, etc.).
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PLEASE READ FIRST: Answers to Most Church Account Problems

Postby rmrichesjr » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:38 pm

This forum is for user-to-user help. The official support pages for Church Account issues can be found here:

https://account.churchofjesuschrist.org/help

If you have a question or problem not answered in the help page, please reach out to your Ward Clerk or click on the "Contact Support" link at the top of the page. This is a form that goes to official Church Account support personnel who can assist you.

[Moderator edit 4/19/2021: Updated wording per guidance from Church employees.]

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My MRN is already associated with an account.

Postby scgallafent » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:44 am

If you are trying to create a new Church Account or adding a membership record number to an existing Church Account, you may get a message that says "Either the MRN and/or birthdate is not valid or the account already exists." If you have verified that your MRN and birth date are correct, the problem is almost always that there is an existing Church Account associated with your membership record number. Only one Church Account can be associated with a membership record number.

To resolve this, you will need to recover the account information for the existing account with your membership record attached to it. Follow the instructions below for "I have forgotten my username or password" to recover the account with attached to your membership record. Then read the "I have more than one account. How do I combine them or delete one of them?" post for instructions on how to take care of the duplicate account.

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I have more than one account. How do I combine them or delete one of them?

Postby scgallafent » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:17 am

You will need access to both accounts. If you have forgotten the username or password for the account attached to your Church membership record, see the post below. Once complete, you should be able to sign in to the account that has your membership information attached to it.

Once you have access to both accounts, you will need to decide which of the two accounts to use/keep. For either account, you can change the username of the account or delete it on the Personal Information page. When you delete an account, you will lose things such as annotations in Gospel Library and other account-specific things. If you delete the account that has your membership information on it, it may take a day or so for the delete to cycle through the systems before you can try to apply your membership information to your other account.

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I have forgotten my username or password

Postby scgallafent » Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:31 pm

To recover your account, navigate to https://account.churchofjesuschrist.org/recovery and select the third option: "Church Membership Information". It will then prompt you for your membership record number and birth date. After entering that information, it will look up your account and display an obfuscated phone number and/or email address that is listed on your account. It will also let you know if either of those need to be verified first and will give you that option as well. You should then be able to select one of those and continue Account Recovery.

Note: This recovery option will not work if you are in a leadership position with access to sensitive information or a church employee.


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