2017 Statistical Tables Process

2017 Statistical Tables Process


Ross Williams

1/17/2017

Dear Pastor, Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer,
 
Welcome to the 2017 Statistical Table process!  The system in which you will report your 2016 data will be available for approximately 6 weeks beginning today, January 17th until the evening of Wednesday, March 1st.
 
This process consists of submitting data in three tables:  1) Membership Data, 2) Financial Data and 3) Stewardship Data.  The submissions are used by both the Conference and the General Church for statistical information and analysis, decision making and to set apportionments (both for the church and for the conference).
 
The Book of Discipline requires pastors to give an account of their pastoral ministries to the Charge and Annual Conference.  So while various church committees and individuals may collect and provide data for this exercise, the pastor is ultimately responsible for the accuracy and completeness of these submissions. 

Certain lines within Table II will be used to determine your church’s 2018 apportionments.  Preliminary 2018 apportionments based upon this table will be published by the end of March.  There will then be a two-month period during which we work with churches who feel that errors may have occurred in their submissions.  Once final apportionments are published in late May we will be unable to make further adjustments. 
 
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 "Pastor" and "Office".  Your login user name is 341 plus your NYAC church number plus the letter "p" for pastor login or the letter "o" for office login, So for example, if your NYAC church number is "12345", your login would be "34112345p" and "34112345o".  You can find your NYAC church number on any church statement, HealthFlex/Pension bill or in the NYAC Journal (www.nyac.com/2015journal).  Your temporary password is NYAC341 (case sensitive) for both the pastor and office login.  When you first logon using this temporary password you 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 Judy Walters at jwalters@nyac.com or Susan Tedesco at stedesco@nyac.com.

I would like to thank each of you in advance for your efforts to submit timely and accurate information!

Sincerely,  Ross