The Statistical Report, formerly known as the Year-End Local Church Report, is collected annually each January. One this report, local churches report their activity from the previous year. These numbers are reported to the General Board on Finance and Administration (GCFA). They also are printed in the back of the North Alabama Conference Journal and are used to formulate apportionments that fund the budget of the North Alabama Annual Conference.
For a number of years, this report has been completed online using a form created by the North Alabama Conference. This year the Statistical Report will still use an online web form. However, the report will move to an online reporting system developed, hosted and provided by the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) called Ezra.
On January 2, senior pastors and local church treasurers received an email with instructions and credentials to complete their congregation’s report.
Below is some helpful information from North Alabama Conference Statistician Rev. Amy DeWitte and Director of Information Technology Peter Banish for congregations as they work to complete their report.