Reports Due

 

Charge Conference Reports

The Charge Conference Checklist provides a list of all reports that must be submitted to the DS at the beginning of the Charge Conference.  Of the reports on this list, all of the Data Services reports must be entered online at least 1 week prior to your Charge Conference.  Once they have been approved by the District Office, they should be printed and signed and put in a folder for the DS.  Be sure to have the Items to be Approved at Charge Conference form on the top.  Below are several other items that can be downloaded to assist with Charge Conference reporting.  

Charge Conference Schedule
Charge Conference Instructions - this includes the format for the conferences which is a little bit different from the previous year's format
Items to be Approved at Charge Conference

 Please note that beginning this year, the Annual Conference Master List Form and the Clergy Financial Support Worksheet must be completed online using the Pastor's personal log in information. These forms can no longer be accessed from the church login.  This, and other information, will be reviewed at the Charge Conference Workshop being held on Tuesday, September 5 at 7pm.  It is currently scheduled to be held at the District Office.  Please call the office to make a reservation.  If the crowd is too large to be accommodated at the District Office, the meeting will be moved to LaGrange First.

Clergy Evaluation Forms

Clergy Evaluation forms are due in the District Office no later than September 8.  Forms were distributed to all clergy at the Set Up  meeting on August 5 (make-up meeting is August 15).  There is a specific form for all pastors in their first year of a new appointment.  There are 8 pastors selected to participate in the new Lewis Pastoral Leadership Inventory (LPLI) evaluation process.  Those 8 received special instructions about the process and should be sharing this information with their SPR Committees.  They need to plan to complete the online process by September 8.  For all other pastors not in one of the two categories listed above, you will use the forms that were used last year.  Forms can be downloaded by clicking the appropriate link below.  Please note that there is just one form that is to be completed jointly by the pastor and the SPR Committee and submitted to the District Office by September 8.

Clergy Evaluation for Ministers in their First year in an Appointment

2017 Clergy Evaluation for Returning Pastors not participating in the LPLI process

 

Vital Congregation Goals

Each church should update their 4-year goals to include 2020 prior to Charge Conference.  This can be done online at www.umvitalcongregations.org. A copy will need to be submitted with other Charge Conference reports.

 

 Vital Signs Dashboard

This weekly, online report went into effect March 25, 2012.  An email is sent each Monday morning to the pastor (or to the person the pastor designates) with a link to a form asking for the following information for the previous week:  worship attendance, professions of faith, baptisms, persons involved in small groups, persons involved in missions, number of persons served by your congregation, money given to benevolent and charitable ministries, and total offerings.  ALL CHURCHES are required to submit this information each week.  For questions, contact the District Office.

 

 

 

 

 


Last Updated: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:41:13 GMT