Take time to read all the directions.
Complete the blank worksheet before entering the data online. Click on the "Print" button on the churches statistical reporting page. To print with the display question help, slide the button before printing. Do not send the paper form to the district or conference office.
For multi-point charges: Enter data for each church of the charge separately. Do not combine information.
For federated churches, yoked parishes and community churches: Report only that part of the membership and money belonging to The United Methodist Church. Many churches do not keep a separate record of spending for each denomination represented. In this case, a percentage allocation should be applied based on the percentage of membership that is United Methodist. For example, if 85 percent of the membership is United Methodist, then only report 85 percent of income and expenses.
The pastor is responsible for seeing that the report is timely and accurate. Compare current and prior year figures for discrepancies. Reports not received by the January 31st due date, prior year information will be recorded. When calculating Mission Share and Mission Agency Support, 10 percent will be added to the prior year Total Operating Income (line 52) per conference rule.
Data will automatically SAVE as numbers are entered. Users may leave at any time and return to find all information saved.
To SUBMIT data once all information has been entered for the church, click on the "Submit" button. The report will then validate all answers. Clicking the "Submit Report" button that pops up after questions have been validated certifies that the pastor has reviewed the information for accuracy. Once submitted, you must contact your district office for any data editing. Do not send a paper copy of the reports to the district or conference office.