THE SEASON OF STATISTICS IS UPON US!
Churches will have access to the statistics tab on Friday, December 7, 2018
Every year, the Presbytery of Philadelphia assists churches in entering their statistical information into the PC(USA) online program. The most asked question regarding statistics is “Why?”
Session Records and Statistics mark the rhythms and seasons of the life of a congregation. The heartbeat of each member, past and present is recorded. From the ceremony of baptism to the celebration of life memorial services, we lift up every saint. They have become an integral thread in the tapestry of our story, connected as a people whose hope is in Jesus Christ. We use our statistical and session record information as a means of determining future mission and ministry work within our churches and communities. It is “Christ’s Work, Our Witness” that is reflected in our annual reporting.
The How: Changes in 2018 Online Statistical Reporting:
The first thing each church will notice is the format has changed. Below are links to the new statistical reporting format for English, Spanish and Korean:
In addition to reported statistics this year, the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) will also have supplemental questions as part of the year-end statistical process. Unlike the statistical section, which are mandated by the General Assembly and the Book of Order, the supplemental questions are optional and will not published.
PLEASE NOTE: The session needs to approve the report as early as possible after December 31, 2018. This is a session report and does not require approval at a congregational meeting.
If you need your password/sign-in or have any questions, concerns, or require other information, please contact Betsi Moise at [email protected]
Thank you Clerks for all you do!