CMS People - Member Status Codes

Member (or Membership) Status Codes are the most basic, and most important code you can give to those people whom you are entering in your CMS System.  The Member Status code defines each person's relationship to the church.

Member Status codes indicate who is a member of the church, and how did they become a member.  For those people you enter in the system who are not members, why were they entered into the database. 

Member Status codes can also assist many denominations in completing end of year statistical reports for your parent organization. If you utilize your Member Status codes correctly, you quickly and easily produce these statistical reports.

Most reports in your CMS System have a selection for Member Status and Participation Status.  Using these two code tables, you will be able to pinpoint just who will print on reports, labels, and directories! 

To view your Member Status Codes, from CMS Membership, click Options | Define Codes | Member Status.

It may be helpful to see the Persons' Member Status on the Directory report, so CMS allows printing the DIR CODE, or Directory Code, character after each person's name.  

On internal directories used by staff, the Dir Code is typically set to the same letter as the Member Status.

On published directories, the Dir Code is typically an asterisk for Members and left blank for other persons. 

Each denomination needs a unique set of Member Status codes.

Each person will be assigned their own member status.  So you may enter one family with several family members, and each one may have a different member status code!

The "Blank" Member Status code represents those people who have not yet been assigned a Member Status code.

The "Used to Record Loose Offerings" Member Status code represents the "Contributor" that represents the Loose or Plate Offerings each week.  You can choose to exclude this Member Status code when printing most Membership Reports.

General/Universal Member Status Codes

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A Affiliate or associate member
B Member by Baptism
C Member by Confirmation
D Member, transferred fr another cong
F Friends, pastors, others for labels
I Member-Inactive. Does not part/cont
N Non-member, spouse or child of moper
O Other
P Prospect. - Ready to join
Q Prospect. - Not ready to join
T Transferred or moved
U Unknown - Status being researched
V Visitor or occasional contributor
W Deceased
Z Used for recording loose offerings

Assembly of God Member Status Codes

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A Active Participant
B Inactive Participant
C Voting Member
D Non-member, spouse/child of member
F Friends, churches, business labels
I Inactive, former member
N Non-member, Unable to contact
O Other
P Prospective member -to be contacted
Q Prospective member -not ready to join
T Transferred or moved
U Unknown - Status being researched
V Visitor or occasional contributor
W Deceased
Z Used to record loose offerings

Baptist Member Status Codes

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A Member: Affirmation of Faith
B Member: Baptism
C Member: Charter
D Member: Trans. from Baptist Church
E Member: Reinstated by Board action
F Friends, churches, business labels
I Inactive member
N Non-member, spouse/child of member
O Non-member participant
P Prospective member-to be contacted
Q Prospective Member - Not ready to join
T Transferred or moved
U Unknown - Status being researched
V Visitor or occasional contributor
W Deceased
Z Used to record loose offerings

Catholic Member Status Codes

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A Non-Parishioner-Child in a class
B Non-Parishioner-Child in our school
C Registered parishioner
D Non-Parishioner-Active in parish
F Friends, pastors, others for labels
I Inactive-No participation/contrib.
N Non-Catholic, spouse or child
O Other Churches, Businesses
P Prospect. - Ready to join
Q Prospect. - Not ready to join
T Transferred or moved
U Unknown - Status being researched
V Visitor or occasional contributor
W Deceased
Z Used to record loose offerings

Episcopal Member Status Codes

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A Recd.-Baptized
B Recd.-Transfer of Baptism
C Recd.-Received by Bishop
D Recd.-Restored from Inactive
F Friends, pastors, others for labels
I Inactive-No participation/contrib.
N Non-Member, spouse-child of member
O Non-Member participant
P Loss-By Death
Q Loss-Removed for other reasons
T Loss-Transferred or moved
U Unknown - Status being researched
V Visitor or occasional contributor
W Deceased, Non-member
Z Used to record loose offerings

Lutheran Member Status Codes

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A Received Affirm. of faith/beliefs
B Member through Baptism
C Member through Confirmation
D Transfer from a Lutheran Church
E Transfer from non-Lutheran Church
F Friends, pastors, others for labels
I Inactive-No participation/contrib.
N Non-Member, spouse-child of member
O Non-Member participant
P Prospective Member-To be contacted
Q Prospective - Not ready to join
R Released-Affiliation not known
S Transferred to a Lutheran Church
T Transferred to non-Lutheran Church
U Unknown - Status being researched
V Visitor or occasional contributor
W Deceased
Z Used to record loose offerings

Methodist Member Status Codes

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A Associate or Affiliate
B Baptized Member-Birth to age 19
C Clergy
D Non-member Constituent-Over age 19
E Non-Member-Spouse/child of member
F Other churches & businesses
H Recd: Confirmation this church
I Recd: Transfer from other UMC
J Recd: Trans from other denomination
K Recd: Profession of Faith/Restored
N Removed: Charge Conference Action
O Removed: Withdrawal
P Removed: Transfer to other UMC
Q Removed: Transfer to other denom.
R Removed: Death
S Prospective member-to be contacted
T Prospective member - not ready to join
U Unknown - Status being researched
V Visitor or occasional contributor
W Deceased- Non member
Z Used to record loose offerings

Presbyterian Member Status Codes

Blank
A Member through Affirmation
B Member through Baptism
C Member through Confirmation
D Member, from another denomination
F Friends, pastors, others for labels
I Member-Inactive. Does not part/cont
N Non-member, spouse or child of member
O Non-member participant
P Prospect. - to be contacted
Q Prospect. - not ready to join
R Released, affiliation unknown
T Transferred or moved
U Unknown - Status being researched
V Visitor or occasional contributor
W Deceased
Z Used to record loose offerings

United Church of Christ Member Status Codes

Blank
A Member through Affirmation
B Member through Baptism
C Member through Confirmation
D Member, from another denomination
F Friends, pastors, others for labels
I Member-Inactive. Does not part/cont
N Non-member, spouse or child of member
O Non-member participant
P Prospect. - to be contacted
Q Prospect. - not ready to join
R Released, affiliation unknown
T Transferred or moved
U Unknown - Status being researched
V Visitor or occasional contributor
W Deceased
Z Used to record loose offerings

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