LAMP2 – LCA People & Organisation Directory
LAMP2 is coming!
You’ve heard the rumours, and they are true. Our faithful LCA database LAMP is being refreshed and updated. For simplicity we’re calling it LAMP2.
Why are we doing this?
When LAMP was introduced it used the latest technology. That technology is now outdated and unsupported, leaving it vulnerable to decay. LAMP2 will be integrated with other LCA IT systems. You’ll be able to access it directly from the LCA Portal (click the link at the top right of this website). It will have tighter privacy settings so your data will be more secure. In essence, the move to LAMP2 is part of the LCA’s commitment to continuous improvement.
When will this happen?
LAMP was decommissioned on 31 December 2017. You can still access information, but you cannot input or change data. The only exception is Statistics, which remains open so that congregation statisticians can load in their 2017 figures. LAMP2 will be fully operational around July 2018, when you will be able to load new data, so please be patient in the meantime.
Who will be affected?
Since you are reading this webpage, it’s likely that you will be one of the many people affected by this change. Essentially everyone already in LAMP will be moved across to LAMP2 – well, nearly everyone. People who are in LAMP now who are no longer in current service will not be moved across. But if you are reading this webpage, you are likely to be in active service (including retired pastors; Synod delegates; people serving on board or committees; employees; employers).
What do you need to do?
- The closing date of 31 December to update your details in old LAMP has passed. However, if you are already in HRS (that is, if you can login via the LCA Portal and enter the LCA site), then you should update your details there. Login to the Portal to check.
- We are collecting data now for people holding the following roles in congregations: chairperson, secretary, vice-chairperson, treasurer, additional member, District Convention of Synod delegate, LCA Convention of Synod delegate 2015 or 2018. You will need to complete a form and have your credentials authorised in order to gain access to LAMP2. Your chairperson will have the form you need to complete. (If you are a chairperson and have not received these forms, please contact the LCA Business Manager, Debbie Venz firstname.lastname@example.org)
What else do you need to know?
You’ll need to learn how to drive LAMP2, but not now … that comes later. For now, all you have to do is make sure your details are up-to-date. Easy, simple. Soon we’ll release more information about LAMP2, and once it’s up and going, we’ll give you full driving instructions. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, contact Debbie Venz, LCA Business Manager email@example.com or 08 8267 7300.