Members who request no contact

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Members who request no contact


Post by jstout1 »

We have a few members who have requested no further contact with the church. What I am looking for are the "best practices" for people in leadership positions.
In several cases the members are hostile to visitors from the church, and we would like to prevent well-meaning but unwelcome contact.

There is a setting in the members profiles that allows them to be viewed by leadership only. Is it possible and appropriate for a leader to adjust this property for members that have requested no contact?

I don't want to force people into removing their records, or specify who to not visit when we do ward-wide visits, letters, or other broadcast efforts. It seems like the privacy setting should allow us to know about but not bother people until they are ready to reach out to us.

Thoughts? I haven't found anything in the handbooks about this topic yet.
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Post by Mikerowaved »

There's been quite a bit of discussion in the forum regarding how to handle such cases. Here are a few of the topics:

This weekend's tip: No "DNC" on membership records
Eliminating no contact letter
How to keep track of "do not contact" members?
Do Not Contact on Membership Records
Do Not Contact List/Visibility

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Post by BrianEdwards »

All I would add to the excellent links, is my thought that this is definitely a tender subject for many, with equally valid points for not having a "DNC List", or for having such a list.

As this is His Church, the Lord asks us to care for His members. Ideally leaders would know enough about each member to understand what type of contact, if any, was best. But given the directives, I'm left with seeking the Spirit to guide my efforts for each individual. While lists, notes, annotations, spreadsheets and the like are helpful, in the end only the Spirit can direct us truly in the Lord's way.
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