Rev. Dr. Mark King, Conference Treasurer & Statistician
December 14, 2016
RE: 2016 Annual Statistical Report
I begin my first term as the Conference Statistician and I seriously need your support and involvement. I hope to make this a seamless experience but there are items I’d like/need to share that are somewhat new for 2016 reports.
The due date to have your report to your district office (Final Submit) is Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Giving this additional time will hopefully encourage the churches to be all the more intentional. Ezra, the GCFA on-line program for statistical submission, will be ready to receive data on Monday, January 2, 2017.
There is an additional Supplement we are asking for 2016. You will continue to provide Supplement 1 with names of additions and subtractions (that is truly used by your district office). Supplement 2 attempts to move beyond mere numbers and give you and your congregation an opportunity to share what God is doing in your midst. You may feel free to use a portion of your pastor’s report from Charge Conference.
Supplement 2 must be printed out and signed by the following:
- Pastor in charge
- Lay Leader
With all three attesting they have reviewed the entire statistical report and validate/confirm its accuracy to the best of their knowledge. Print out, sign and submit Supplement 2 to your district office (no later than January 31, 2017). All other submissions are done on-line as previous years. Specific instructions are located on the Ezra site: ezra.gcfa.org.
I sincerely appreciate your efforts and look forward to another successful year of statistical submissions!