Dropping Church Members¶
This is the process for normal membership drops when a member joins another church. When you drop a church member, they become a Previous Member. You never want to delete a person’s record when they leave the church, as there is history tied to that record. Only the user with Membership role can drop a church members.
When a member dies do not use this method to drop his church membership. See the article listed below.
Drop a Church Member¶
- Step 1
Go to the individual’s Profile > Member tab, and click Edit.
- Step 2
Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the appropriate Drop Type.
Do not use this method to drop a deceased person. See note above regarding dropping a deceased person.
- Step 3
Select the Date. This is typically the date you received the request or notification from the person’s new church.
- Step 4
Enter the name of the New Church if you have that information.
- Step 5
Changes that occur automatically¶
This only applies if you are using the automated membership process.
Member Status changes to Previous
Envelope Option changes to Not Specified
All current enrollments are dropped
Church Membership Process for information on the business rules regarding the automated processes
- Administrative Drop Type¶
Used when one is unable to locate an individual that has a member status of Member.
- Another Denomination Drop Type¶
When an individual joins a denomination that is different than your church’s
- Deceased Drop Type
Do not select this. This is automatically selected when a current member dies and is given a Deceased Date. See above for more about dropping a deceased member.
- Lettered Out Drop Type¶
Joined another church of the same denomination.
This is the default setting for Non-Members and current Members - anyone that has not been dropped from membership.
Used only if none of the other categories will fit.
- Requested Drop
Member asked to be removed.