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Church Account

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Church Account is a single user name and password for any person who interacts with online Church resources. Church Account is the primary account authentication credentials for most Church sites and applications. It reduces development costs that would be incurred as the user interfaces change, or as upgrades to security and the registration process are required. Unlike previous authentication systems, Church Account is a branded single sign-on solution that is centrally managed at account.churchofjesuschrist.org.

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Overview

When registering for a Church Account, members of the Church are asked to provide their membership record number (MRN) and their birth date. Members can obtain MRN information by asking their ward clerk for their Individual Ordinance Summary. A member’s MRN can also be found on the back of the temple recommend.

Account recovery (such as forgotten user names and passwords) is handled through the e-mail address that you used when you signed up for a Church Account. There is not currently a phone number or global support desk available to non-employees.

While anyone can register for a Church Account, when you register using your MRN and birth date, Church applications like ChurchofJesusChrist.org can take advantage of Church Account credentials to determine and grant appropriate access based on your current role (for example, bishop, stake president, etc.), ward, and location. See Church Websites for a more complete list of sites that use Church Account.

Create a Church Account

LDS Account registration screen

To obtain a free Church Account:

  1. Go to https://account.churchofjesuschrist.org.
  2. Click Register for a Church Account.
  3. If you are not a member of the Church, select the link to skip the next section.
    • If you are a Church member:
      1. You will be prompted to fill in your membership record number and birth date.
      2. Fill in the CAPTCHA and select Next Step.
      3. Confirm your identity.
      4. You will see your first and last name filled in.
  4. Complete your profile details .
  5. Enter your display name (this is not your user name that you will use to login, but rather the way your name will be displayed in some applications).
  6. Enter your e-mail address. Double check it and make sure it is correct. You’ll need your e-mail address if you forget your password.
  7. Select your country and preferred language, then select Next Step.
  8. Enter your desired user name and password.
    • Note that some sites, such as the forums and wikis on Tech, will display your user name publicly, so please consider this when you select your user name.
  9. Review the Conditions of Use. If you accept them, click I Accept.
  10. Review your account information. Print, if desired.
  11. Click Create Account.
  12. Check your email (the one that you provided to Church Account).
  13. Open the email sent to you from account@churchofjesuschrist.org.
  14. Click on the link in your email.
  15. Click Continue in the new window that pops up.

Your Registration is complete!

You may edit your profile information at any time by returning to https://account.churchofjesuschrist.org.

Why sign up for a Church Account?

Church Account is the key to accessing all the resources the Church has to offer, such as family history tools, ward and stake websites, employment resources, and more. It also enables you to help do service and missionary work online. The idea is to have only one username and password that you can use with all password-protected websites the Church has.

Following are some of the specific sites and tools that use an Church Account:

  • ChurchofJesusChrist.org online personal study options
  • FamilySearch (including Indexing, New FamilySearch, and the Research Wiki)
  • Member Tools App
  • latterdaysaintjobs.org (Employment Resources Center)
  • Church Account Profile
  • Tech

How do I change the settings for my Church Account?

You may at some point want to change your Church Account password, e-mail, or other profile settings.

To change your password:

  1. Go to https://account.churchofjesuschrist.org/.
  2. Sign in with your Church Account user name and password.
  3. Click the Change Password option in the upper left corner.
  4. Confirm your old password and enter your new password in the appropriate fields.
  5. Click Update.

To change your e-mail:

  1. Go to https://account.churchofjesuschrist.org/.
  2. Sign in with your Church Account user name and password.
  3. Click the edit link next to Profile Information.
  4. Enter a new e-mail address in the primary e-mail field.
  5. Click Update.

What are Subscription preferences?

Church Account also has a Subscriptions tab that allows you to select various topics that you want to receive e-mail information about from time to time. The current subscription options include the following:

  • Gospel-themed Mormon Messages from Church leaders
  • New or updated Church web sites
  • Opportunities to beta test or develop Church software
  • Meetinghouse Technologies

Selecting these options allows groups at Church Headquarters send you e-mail newsletters and other updates related to those interests. For example, if you select to receive information about "Opportunities to beta test or develop Church software," you will receive news from Tech from time to time.

See also

  • Church Websites for websites using Church Account credentials for authentication.

References and Resources