2021 Statistical Data Entry


The Book of Discipline states that one of the administrative responsibilities of the pastor is "to give an account of their pastoral ministries to the charge and annual conference according to prescribed forms." Statistics are to be reported to the conference, compiled and checked for accuracy.

The bishop and the cabinet use statistical trends to assist in the clergy appointment process. The results assist local churches in identifying ministry areas that are extraordinarily successful and in determining the success of ministry and discipleship plans.

The information also is used by annual conferences to calculate local church apportioned funds and by the general church to apportion local conferences.
 

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To be credited for 2021, apportionments MUST be in the Conference Finance Office in Baton Rouge no later than noon on Monday, January 10th, 2022.

You can begin entering information on January 1, 2022.   The deadline for Table 1 is January 10, 5:00pm.  

The Pastor's report containing the names related to membership changes on Table 1 must be sent to the district office as soon as the data is input online.

Tables 2 & 3 will be due January 19, 5:00 pm.


Downloadable Forms and Tables 


Remember Tables 1, 2, & 3  and the Safe Sanctuaries form are to be entered online. For information regarding your login information see page 3 of the instructions. The tables above are intended to help you gather the information needed to complete the online entry. Be sure to read the instruction sheet before beginning.

 

Some Tips: 

  • Note that the pdf forms and worksheets are not the same as online entry. The pdf forms will not save automatically or online. Best practice is to save them to your computer before filling them in, then save as you go. You may type directly from your computer into some forms or print, then hand write the information. The purpose of these forms is for you to have the information you need before going to the Online Data Entry.
  • Do not wait until the last minute. The longer you wait the busier the system becomes and you can encounter bandwidth problems.  
  • If you are entering for more than one church, you must enter one church at a time.
  • Do not open two browser windows and enter churches concurrently.
  • Even though the online system is available 24/7 during the time described above, there may be no one to offer technical assistance after normal business hours. 

 

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