2015 Year-End Local Church Report now open; deadline is Feb. 8, 2016
The 2015 Year-End Local Church Report is now available for all churches to complete via the Local Church Dashboard at www.umcna.org/dashboard.
"The Epiphany season means two things: First, and most importantly, the glory of God has been made known to the world in Jesus Christ. Second, it’s time to submit Statistical Reports," says North Alabama Conference Statistician Rev. Stephen R. Benefield.
He adds, "While these reports don’t hold a candle to what the Epiphany tells us, they are still important. By understanding what is happening at the local level for each congregation, both our Annual Conference and the General Conference will have the information they need to help equip our churches to help make disciples for Jesus Christ."
The information provided by this annual year-end report is published in the North Alabama Conference Journal and sent to the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA).
A PDF packet of supporting information about the 2015 year-end report is available for download by clicking here. This packet contains:
- memorandum from Conference Statistician, Rev. Stephen Benefield
- 2015 Year-End Local Church Report General Instructions
- Year-End Local Church Report How-To
If a church is unable to sign into their Local Church Dashboard, they should contact their district office.
If a church has a question about how to answer a question on the report, they should contact our Conference Treasurer’s Office at 205-226-7990 or 800-239-7950.
Conference Director of Information Technology Peter Banish notes, "Most internet browsers are supported for this online report with the exception of Internet Explorer 8 or older and Apple’s Safari. Google Chrome is our Conference standard and is the recommended browser to use for this report." If a church experiences technical issues with the report, they should contact Banish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for churches to complete their year-end report is February 8, 2016.