2015 Statistical Tables

2015 Statistical Tables


Susan Tedesco

1/23/2015

Dear Pastor, Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer,

Welcome to the 2015 Statistical Table process, the tables in which you will be reporting your 2014 data. The tables will be available for 8 weeks beginning Monday, January 26th until the evening of Monday, March 23rd.

The Statistical Tables consist of three tables: Membership Data, Financial Data and Stewardship Data. They are used by both the NYAC and General Church for information, decision making and to set apportionments.

The Book of Discipline requires pastors to give an account of their pastoral ministries to the charge and annual conferences. The pastor is therefore responsible for the tables and should thoroughly review them for accuracy. The data should be prepared by various committees and individuals within the church. Certain lines within Table II – Financial Data are used exclusively for determining your church’s 2016 apportionment. Preliminary apportionment data based upon the tables will be published in June. Once final apportionments are published in early October we will be unable to make further adjustments. Accordingly, please ensure that sufficient time and resources are used in preparing and submitting accurate data.

Login Information:

The tables are located at http://ezra.gcfa.org . The system has been set up for two users from each church. We have designated them as the Pastor and Office. Your user name for login is 341 plus your NYAC church number plus the letter p for pastor login or the letter o for office login, eg: 34112345p. If you do not know your NYAC church number, you can find it on any church statement, HealthFlex/Pension bill or in the NYAC Directory. Your temporary password is NYAC341 for both the pastor and office login. The password is case sensitive. When you first logon using the temporary password you are required, and will be prompted, to change your password.

A more detailed discussion of the tables is available on the conference website, www.nyac.com/tables.Each district has a District Statistician that can assist you with any questions you may have. Their contact information is available on both the NYAC and the EZRA websites see links above. If you have trouble reaching your statistician you may contact MaryLynn Salerno at mlsalerno@nyac.com or me at stedesco@nyac.com.