Baptized not confirmed inactive member

Some discussions just don't fit into a well defined box. Use this forum to discuss general topics and issues revolving around the Church and the technology offerings we use and share.
Post Reply
jonmartinez44
New Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:10 am

Baptized not confirmed inactive member

#1

Post by jonmartinez44 »

I have a member, who was baptized at age 15 in 1972
He was never confirmed a member of the church.
None of his family, wife, kids, or parents are members
As best as we can tell he has been inactive since he was 15

He does not want visits of any kind, he says he cannot remember his baptism, and claims he is not a member.

Since he was never confirmed, is he actually not a member?
What do you do with him?
Is name removal appropriate? If so, what are the steps?

Thanks
scgallafent
Church Employee
Church Employee
Posts: 3015
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:55 pm
Location: Riverton, Utah

Re: Baptized not confirmed inactive member

#2

Post by scgallafent »

If he was baptized but not confirmed, he is not a member. There is a good possibility the record has been cancelled. I would get as much information as you can and then contact the service center for assistance.
jonmartinez44
New Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:10 am

Re: Baptized not confirmed inactive member

#3

Post by jonmartinez44 »

scgallafent wrote:If he was baptized but not confirmed, he is not a member. There is a good possibility the record has been cancelled. I would get as much information as you can and then contact the service center for assistance.
Thank you
Does the service center have an email? or do you know the phone #?
Have a great day
russellhltn
Community Administrator
Posts: 32115
Joined: Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:53 pm
Location: U.S.

Re: Baptized not confirmed inactive member

#4

Post by russellhltn »

jonmartinez44 wrote: Does the service center have an email? or do you know the phone #?
You should be able to find it in Contact Information.

This does raise some interesting questions.
Have you searched the Help Center? Try doing a Google search and adding "site:churchofjesuschrist.org/help" to the search criteria.

So we can better help you, please edit your Profile to include your general location.
scgallafent
Church Employee
Church Employee
Posts: 3015
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:55 pm
Location: Riverton, Utah

Re: Baptized not confirmed inactive member

#5

Post by scgallafent »

scgallafent wrote:If he was baptized but not confirmed, he is not a member.
We were having a discussion about this today. These are the kind of odd things I get to discuss at work.

One word of caution for those who may run into this in the future: If there is a confirmation line on the ordinances tab, the person has been confirmed a member of the Church even if the name of the person who officiated in the confirmation is not listed there.
Post Reply

Return to “General Discussions”