Back when the only Stake administrator for our Stake website moved out of the stake, our Stake website got disabled. I couldn't get anyone in the stake to do anything about it because they didn't know how. One skill I got from my mission was that I learned to pick up the phone and ask questions. I called Church HQ, found someone to talk to about the Stake Websites and that person said that the Stake President would have to personally authorize it. I ended up providing that information to the stake (one of the tech-savvy clerks) and that clerk then called using the information I had provided him and conferenced in the Stake President who gave his permission to re-join the LUWS program on the stake level, making that clerk the Administrator.RussellHltn wrote:I'm not sure what you can tell them. The most popular tools seem to be the membership list which is automatically kept up to date by MLS and the calendar which is another item that's quite dynamic and difficult to keep everyone in sync.
Perhaps a better way is to approach the stake president and ask him why he hasn't authorized it. You may need to address those concerns first. Perhaps he hasn't realized LUWS exists or that the ball is in his court to make it happen.
If he does indicate any concerns, I think we can indicate how that's been addressed. The website is only open to members of your stake. If that's still too open for some member's comfort, some or all of their information can be removed by the website admin.
Clearly I didn't have the authority to do it, but nobody ever told me I wasn't allowed to find out what it took to get it done and then provide that information to those who did have that authority.
Your case sounds like it is likely a matter of education. Either the Stake needs to be educated on the security of the system, or they don't feel like they have the time to figure out how to make it happen. I find that providing the information in a manner that doesn't require a lot of time (which both Stake Presidents and Bishops have very little of) helps tremendously.
Even this approach might not get what you want. You SP may for a number of different reasons still choose not to participate. This is the time where you have to be satisfied that you have done all you can do and continue your petitions on your knees only. It is he who has the calling. But don't resort to only that until you have done the other. Good luck!