NOTE: The steps for recording Reclaimed have changed as of April 2017.

When a person who has been "Removed" from membership chooses to rejoin, they can be reinstated (i.e. "reclaimed"). If they are rejoining in a different church than the one that "removed" them, the church that they are rejoining should contact the previous church for information about the reasons for them being "removed".

To enter this in eAdventist:

Find the "removed" record.
Click the "Change Status" button, choose "start reclaim", enter the date and click "Save". This will change the person's status back to "Nonmember".
Use the "Change Church" button to move the nonmember to another church, if necessary.
Finally, click the "Change Status" button, select "to member by" and  choose "Reclaim". This will change the person's status to "Member".
For more information, see the Church Manual pp. 66-67.

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