This document is intended to support Ward Bishoprics and leadership Councils of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The processes and usage of such is not officially (nor unofficially) endorsed in any way by The Church.
The Work of Salvation and Exaltation is supporting individuals and families in living the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Ward leaders are most effective when their focus is on the needs of individuals and families and following the direction of the Holy Ghost.
This document is secondary, intended to be enabling, to that purpose. The outcome isn’t project managing “status updates”, it’s bringing souls to Jesus Christ.
President Howard W. Hunter, nearly 30 years ago (1995), declared...
“In recent years we have begun using information technology to hasten the sacred work...
The role of technology in this work has been accelerated by the Lord himself, who has had a guiding hand in its development and will continue to do so. However, we stand only on the threshold of what we can do with these tools. I feel that our most enthusiastic projections can capture only a tiny glimpse of how these tools can help us—and of the eternal consequences of these efforts.”
This tool was designed with a couple outcomes in mind...
Tie all the meetings, activities, actions back to individuals and families in a coordinated and transparent way for a Bishopric.
Combine what typically are static, splintered systems and documents into a coordinated yet dynamic platform that shares only the needs-to-know information with various leaders.
Listed below are the pages, and expected functionalities, in supporting the Work of Salvation and Exaltation.
An overview of the ever-changing status of new invitations to serve as well as in process releases. Includes subpages breaking down each step, with clear calls to action (and easy ways to record such) as an individual is considered and communicated with.
More than just a reminder to have an interview, a system for managing the upcoming schedule (as well as revisiting the past schedule) related to youth interviews. As well as notes related to the why and status of interviews.
Remember, this document Template: Work of Salvation and Exaltation is intended only for use by the Bishopric. Refer to section “Other Ancillary Template Docs” if desiring to share with other ward leaders.
Always retain the “Only those invited can open the link” to prevent public sharing.
Must be a unique row for every individual calling-member pairing.
i.e. If there is a calling that multiple people share, like Organists, there will be two rows with “Organist” in the Callings column, each tied to the specific member holding that calling.
5. Automation Setup
By default, all automations are turned off. You must adjust them to fit your needs.
Below, type /Automations select and hit enter on “Automations”
The Automations settings when then appear at right.
Notice the rules all show “Off”
Review each automation, consider if you’d like to utilize.
Most just need to have the “Notify” step updated with appropriate users / emails for sending notifications.
6. Shared Pages Setup
This document, the “Work of Salvation and Exaltation”, is intended for use just by Bishoprics. However, to share pertinent information back and forth with other organizations, there are additional documents that can be leveraged.
It’s necessary to copy those templates separately, and do some sharing of data and setup of users.
Cross-Doc Shared Views
Setup of Users
[Work in Progress]
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