Leader and Clerk Resources Now Offered via LDS.org
- Priesthood leaders and clerks can now access and submit membership information on LDS.org rather than only through the MLS software installed on their unit computers.
- This functionality is available online in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, with additional languages to be added in the future.
- The LDS Tools app offers some of the same functionality in English; plans are in place for the app to be offered in additional languages in the future, beginning with Portuguese and Spanish.
Previously, accessing member information, requesting records, or submitting reports were tasks clerks and priesthood leaders could perform exclusively through the Member and Leader Services (MLS) software installed on the machines at their local meetinghouses.
In addition to the lds.org/leader and lds.org/clerk URLs, members in either position can go to LDS.org and sign in using their LDS Account user name and password. (Those who do not have an LDS Account can click on Sign In and register for one.) After signing in, they can click the Tools menu, followed by the Leader Resources link (for bishoprics and stake presidencies) or the Clerk Resources link (for ward and stake clerks).
The pages, available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, offer several functions already; more features (and more languages) will be added in the future. Future enhancements will provide similar online tools to priesthood quorum and auxiliary leaders.
In addition, some of the same material is available to priesthood leaders and clerks from a free mobile device app, LDS Tools. Church members who are neither priesthood leaders nor clerks can also download and use the app to access data from the LDS.org local unit directory and calendar.
LDS Tools is currently available for Android and iOS devices in English; plans exist to expand to additional languages in the near future, beginning with Portuguese and Spanish. First-time users can download the app through an app store or at mobile.lds.org.