Leader and Clerk Resources (LCR) Release Notes

Last Updated: 14 May 2019 at 14:24

Release 4.5

Date Released: May 6, 2019

New or Enhanced Functionality

Membership Related

  • Limited who can view birth dates and ages to comply with the data privacy policy.
  • Added Church-service missionaries to the Full-Time Missionary screen.
  • Added dual authorization for callings that:
    • Have access to finances. 
    • Can record other callings.
  • Modified the Child Record form to include a new privacy statement.
  • Added the ability to upload parental or guardian consent forms for:
    • Creating a membership record for an individual who is 17 years old or younger and not currently married.
    • Recording the baptism and confirmation of an individual who is 17 years old or younger and not currently married.

Issues Resolved

  • Resolved issue with Missionary Progress Record loading.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Release 4.4.10

Date Released: December 20, 2018

New or Enhanced Functionality

Membership Related

  • Updated LCR to support the age-group progression changes that were announced by the First Presidency on December 14, 2018. On January 1, 2019:
    • Aaronic Priesthood ordinations can be recorded based on the new age guidelines.
    • Limited-use temple recommends can be issued for young women and ordained young men who will turn 12 during the year.
    • Youth will be assigned to Sunday School classes, Young Women classes, and Aaronic Priesthood quorums based on the new guidelines. These guidelines direct that children and youth are assigned to a class or quorum based upon the year they turn a certain age. The Valiant 11 Primary class will be discontinued, and the Course 11 Sunday School class will be available.
    • Leaders can record ministering assignments for 13-year-old youth in Mia Maid classes and teachers quorums.
    • For more information, see childrenandyouth.lds.org.
  • Updated the ward and branch version of the Officers Sustained form.
    • During ward conference, all members with callings listed on the form are now sustained in sacrament meeting.
    • Removed instructions to sustain certain callings in quorums and classes during ward conference.
    • Please note that outside of ward conference, leaders should continue to follow the instructions for sustaining members in Handbook 2: Administering the Church and the October 11, 2018, notice, “Sustaining Those Serving in Relief Society and Elders Quorum Callings.”
    • Removed the assistant ward mission leader.
    • Added the temple and family history leader.
  • Added the ability for elders quorum and Relief Society leaders to print interview lists for each district of ministering brothers and ministering sisters.
  • For units in the United States and Canada only, updated the patriarch recommendation link to go to the Boundary and Leadership Proposals site instead of providing a PDF application.
  • Enhanced the Contact Us link so that it opens an incident with the Global Service Center instead of going to a Help Center article.
  • Added a message reminding users that the Send a Message tool can be used only for Church purposes.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed the following issues related to ministering:
    • High councilors and stake Relief Society presidencies were unable to access relevant ministering reports.
    • The past-day filter was not showing changes until the page was refreshed.
    • A presidency member was not able to be assigned to a newly created district.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Release 4.4.9

Date Released: November 1, 2018

New or Enhanced Functionality

Membership Related

  • Added Area Plan information to the home page for stake leaders.
  • Expanded access to custom reports to include bishopric counselors, stake presidency counselors, and ward and stake executive secretaries.
  • Added LCR access for compassionate service leaders.
  • Enhanced ministering functionality:
    • Simplified the ministering page by combining the Interviews tab and Assignments tab into one tab called Assigned. You can now manage assignments and record interviews from the same screen.
    • Moved the lists of unassigned ministering brothers/sisters and unassigned households/sisters to a new tab called Unassigned. Individuals not generally assigned are now hidden by default but may be viewed by checking a box.
    • Added the ability to work on proposed assignments without publishing the changes until you are ready. To use this feature, select Proposed Assignments from the Ministering menu.
    • To support this new functionality, the Ministering menu has been updated as follows:
      • Created a sub-section for Elders Quorum and a sub-section for Relief Society.
      • Renamed the main link to Current Assignments.
      • Added a link for Proposed Assignments.
    • Added graphs showing the number of companionships interviewed during the quarter.
    • Expanded access to the Ministering Assignments report to include compassionate service leaders.
    • The number of ministering companionships interviewed during the quarter is now automatically populated on the Quarterly Report, beginning with the third quarter of 2018.

Issues Resolved

  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements, including an issue causing ministering interviews to be recorded for the prior month when using Safari browser or the LDS Tools app for iOS.

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Release 4.4

Date Released: August 1, 2018

New or Enhanced Functionality

Membership Related

  • Replaced home and visiting teaching functionality with new ministering functionality, including the ability to
    • Create companionships.
    • Organize companionships into districts.
    • Assign a presidency member to each district.
    • Make ministering assignments.
    • Record ministering interviews.
    • View the last interview date for ministering brothers and sisters.
    • Assign Mia Maids and Laurels as companions to Relief Society sisters, teachers and priests as companions to elders quorum brothers, and husbands and wives as companions to each other.
    • View unassigned households/sisters.
    • View unassigned ministering brother/sisters.
    • Email assignments to ministering brothers/sisters.
    • Print assignments for ministering brothers/sisters.
  • Discontinued the callings of ministering coordinator and ministering supervisor.
  • Added the calling of ministering secretary with access to LCR.
  • Expanded access to ministering information to include stake presidencies, stake clerks, stake executive secretaries, high councilors, and stake Relief Society presidencies.
  • Enhanced the Ministering Assignments report by adding a tab for individuals.
  • Added a Ministering tab to the Young Women organization page, with assignment information for Mia Maids and Laurels.
  • Updated the Quarterly Report to show a 12-month total instead of a quarterly total for the following statistics:
    • Prospective elders advanced to the Melchizedek Priesthood (line 5).
    • Adults and youth who submitted ancestor names for temple ordinances (line 9).
    • Converts age 12 and older who have submitted ancestor names for temple ordinances (line 25).
  • Added an organization page for the stake high priests quorum.
  • Updated the PEF Priesthood Endorsement Form. This form is only available in countries that participate in the Perpetual Education Fund loan program.

Issues Resolved

  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Release 4.3

Date Released: April 1, 2018

New or Enhanced Functionality

Membership Related

  • Added the ability for stake presidents, stake clerks, bishops, and ward clerks to create custom reports.
  • Added the ability to print mailing labels from the member list and custom reports, for those with access.
  • Enhanced Send a Message with the following changes:
    • Expanded access to include ward auxiliary presidencies and ward mission leaders.
    • Added the ability to send attachments.
  • Added the ability for mission and MTC presidencies to manage temple recommends for their missionaries.
  • Added the ability to print an Individual Ordinance Summary after creating a membership record.
  • Added links for the Church-Service Missionary System and Young Church-Service Missionary sites.
  • Added additional translations for the PEF endorsement form. This form is only available in countries that participate in the Perpetual Education Fund loan program.

Issues Resolved

  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements.

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