Denominational Differences in Church360° Members

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Church360° serves many churches of several different denominations, each requiring distinct terms in regard to membership status changes.

For that reason, CTS has reached out to various divinations for their input on how our software can best serve their congregation's needs.

As a result, Church360° Members requires specific options for the Received by and Remove by membership fields depending on the denomination set in General Settings. These settings will also be reflected in the membership gains and losses on the Annual Report.

Warning: It is important to select your correct denomination prior to entering large amounts of data onto your site. Changing your denomination remaps your received by and removed by terms. Before making a change, please reach out to our support team. Changing your denomination multiple times can remap your data into a state that's not easily reversed.

The following is a list of the terms used for each sect.

Another note worth making is that marking a member as deceased will automatically mark them as being removed by death.

  Denomination    Received by/Removed by options
  LCMS Received by Baptism
Received by Confirmation
Received by Profession of Faith
Received by Transfer from Other LCMS
Received by Transfer from Other Lutheran
Reinstate
Removed by Excommunication
Removed by Joining Non-Lutheran
Removed by Moving without Transfer
Removed by Release to Other Lutheran
Removed by Transfer to Other LCMS
Removed from Membership (Other)
  WELS Received by Baptism
Received by Confirmation
Received by Profession of Faith
Received by Transfer from sister congregation
Released to other Christian churches
Removed by Excommunication
Removed by Transfer to sister congregations
Removed from Membership (Other)
  ELCA Received as Member (Other)
Received by Affirmation of Faith
Received by Baptism
Received by Confirmation
Received by Transfer
Removed by Transfer
Removed from Membership (Other)
  United Methodist Received as Member (Other)
Received by Baptism
Received by Profession of Faith
Received by Transfer from Other Denomination
Received from other United Methodist churches
Restored by Affirmation of Faith
Removed by Charge Conference action
Removed by Transfer to Other Denomination
Removed by transfer to other United Methodist churches
Removed by Withdrawal
  Presbyterian Received as Member (Other)
Received by Affirmation of Faith
Received by Baptism
Received by Confirmation
Received by Transfer
Received by Transfer from Other Denomination
Received by Transfer from Same Denomination
Reinstate
Removed by Excommunication
Removed by Transfer
Removed by Transfer to Other Denomination
Removed by Transfer to Same Denomination
Removed from Membership (Other)
  Southern Baptist Received as Member (Other)
Received by Baptism
Received by Profession of Faith
Received by Transfer
Received by Transfer from Other Denomination
Received by Transfer from Same Denomination
Removed by Transfer
Removed by Transfer to Other Denomination
Removed by Transfer to Same Denomination
Removed from Membership (Other)
  Catholic Received as Member (Other)
Received by Affirmation of Faith
Received by Baptism
Received by Confirmation
Received by Profession of Faith
Received by Transfer
Received by Transfer from Other Denomination
Received by Transfer from Same Denomination
Reinstate
Removed by Excommunication
Removed by Transfer
Removed by Transfer to Other Denomination
Removed by Transfer to Same Denomination
Removed from Membership (Other)
  Non-denominational Received as Member (Other)
Received by Affirmation of Faith
Received by Baptism
Received by Profession of Faith
Received by Transfer
Reinstate
Removed by Excommunication
Removed by Transfer
Removed from Membership (Other)