2013 Local Church Reports to Annual Conference
It’s time, once again, to file the Local Church Reports, Tables 1, 2 and 3 with the General Council on Finance and Administration. The information on these tables is used by GCFA in a variety of ways, it is also used by the conference to calculate your church’s Mission Shares.
Table I: As always, the amount on line 1 is set at the value of Total Members at the Close of the Previous year and cannot be changed.
· If this number is incorrect, make adjustments in lines 2c and 5c.)
Table II: The numbers reported in Table 2 are used to calculate your Mission Share amounts.
· Do not include Capital Expenditures as Local Church Operating Expenses.
The errors and/or warnings messages are a valuable tool when there is a dramatic change in a line from one year to the next. PLEASE do not ignore any errors and/or warnings that pop up. Be sure and review any lines that you are given an error or warning on.
When all the information is entered you must click on the “Save” button before closing that particular table. If you want to print hard copies for your records; from the Home page go to “Reports”, “Church Stats Report”.
If you will not be completing or filing these reports yourself, please give this information to the person(s) you authorize to do so. When they have completed their work, please review ALL reports for reasonableness and accuracy. Remember that the Discipline states that it is the pastor’s responsibility to ensure the accuracy of these reports.
The information you provide on Table 2 is used to compute your church’s Mission Shares. Be sure to compare the current figures with the amounts you reported last year. No changes to the Mission Share calculations can be made after March 31, 2014.
The deadline for filing these reports is February 10, 2014.
Thank you for your time and help in completing these reports. If you have any questions, please contact Trish Glaser, firstname.lastname@example.org or Anita Saas, email@example.com. 406-256-1385 / 800-808-0408
Anita Saas, Treasurer/Benefits Officer
David Burt, Assistant to the Bishop