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2014 ACR. Annual Church Report. Research Services Georgia Baptist Convention. Completing the Annual Church Report can help your church :. Record an historical testimony to the work that God is doing in and through your congregation. Why Complete Your ACR?.

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    1. 2014 ACR Annual Church Report Research Services Georgia Baptist Convention

    2. Completing the Annual Church Report can help your church: • Record an historical testimony to the work that God is doing in and through your congregation Why Complete Your ACR? • Provide trends and illustrate change in areas like membership, baptisms, small groups and giving • Aid a pastor search committee to review church information for prospective candidates from any congregation in the Southern Baptist Convention • Plan for classroom growth and meeting space analysis • Provide financial information over long periods of time which can help secure a building loan • Determine the number of messengers to the GBC and SBC annual meetings based on membership and missions giving

    3. Completing the Annual Church Report can help your association, state convention and Southern Baptist Convention: • Plan for new church starts and missions Why Complete Your ACR? • Develop strategies to strengthen churches • Prioritize areas in the state/nation for strategic evangelism efforts • Identify church staff and lay leadership for possible training, leadership opportunities and conferences

    4. Spiritual Renewal 2. Kingdom Generosity ACR Focus 3. Church Revitalization 4. Church Planting 5. Authentic Evangelism Reducing Lostness in Georgia Together More on each of these priorities later…

    5. A Brand New Look! Front Back Paper Form

    6. And More Later… Paper Form

    7. Inactive Members Active Members Membership / Attendees Who do you count and where? Do NOT live close enough to attend regularly – college students, active military, relocated but did not move membership Members living close enough to attend regularly Guests and Visitors

    8. Inactive Members Included in Total Membership (NOT REPORTED ON 2014 ACR) Active Members Membership / Attendees Do NOT live close enough to attend regularly – college students, active military, relocated but did not move membership Members living close enough to attend regularly Guests and Visitors

    9. Inactive Members Active Members Membership / Attendees Do NOT live close enough to attend regularly – college students, active military, relocated but did not move membership Included in Resident Membership Members living close enough to attend regularly Guests and Visitors

    10. Inactive Members Active Members Membership / Attendees Do NOT live close enough to attend regularly – college students, active military, relocated but did not move membership Members living close enough to attend regularly Worship Attendees / Small Group Participants Guests and Visitors

    11. Inactive Members Included in Total Membership (NOT REPORTED ON 2014 ACR) Active Members Membership / Attendees Do NOT live close enough to attend regularly – college students, active military, relocated but did not move membership Included in Resident Membership Members living close enough to attend regularly Worship Attendees / Small Group Participants Guests and Visitors

    12. Yes Is only one person involved? NOT a small group. Is the entire congregation meeting together? Is It a Small Group?

    13. Yes Is It a Small Group? Is it a Sunday School class? This is a Bible Study Small Group Is it a group of people meeting for the purpose of Bible Study?

    14. Is It a Small Group? Is this a Christ-centered affinity group? (Shared interest in cars, photography, quilting, etc.) Yes This is a Discipleship Small Group Is it a group that meets regularly for Christian growth/education, fellowship, prayer, ministry or support? (All ages)

    15. Is It a Small Group? This IS a small group. Count the group in #9 only, but not participants for questions #4 and #7. Is it a group that meets for music or missions education/activities? Yes

    16. Yes Is only one person involved? NOT a small group. Is the entire congregation meeting together? Yes Is It a Small Group? Is it a Sunday School class? This is a Bible Study Small Group Is it a group of people meeting for the purpose of Bible Study? Is this a Christ-centered affinity group? (Shared interest in cars, photography, quilting, etc.) Yes This is a Discipleship Small Group Is it a group that meets regularly for Christian growth/education, fellowship, prayer, ministry or support? (All ages) This IS a small group. Count the group in #9 only, but not participants for questions #4 and #7. Is it a group that meets for music or missions education/activities? Yes

    17. Please do not staple this form to any other document Fourth Baptist Church Smallville Washington 1234567 890123 Contact information for Research Services for any questions Paper Form Your Name Here YourEmail@gmail.com URL for entering ACP online Unique Username and Password UGA123456 Please include ACP contact and email or phone E88S37

    18. Spiritual Renewal will occur as believers personally and corporately seek a fresh touch of God through prayer, repentance, devoted worship, and an intimate walk with Jesus Christ. Paper Form

    19. Spiritual Renewal will occur as believers personally and corporately seek a fresh touch of God through prayer, repentance, devoted worship, and an intimate walk with Jesus Christ. (Continued) Paper Form

    20. Kingdom Generosity occurs when God’s people express the grace they have experienced through sacrificial giving, financial stewardship, and giving attitudes. Paper Form

    21. Kingdom Generosity occurs when God’s people express the grace they have experienced through sacrificial giving, financial stewardship, and giving attitudes. (Continued) Paper Form

    22. Church Revitalization occurs when leaders honestly assess the health of their congregation, humbly seek guidance, and in turn assist other congregations so that all churches may thrive for the glory of God. Paper Form

    23. Church Planting occurs as congregations understand that unreached people groups can be touched through new works and then seek to partner with other existing churches to start new congregations. Paper Form Request a demographic profile of your community to assess the people & people groups living in YOUR mission field!

    24. Authentic Evangelism occurs as congregations seek to intentionally sow the seeds of the gospel to the greatest extent possible in their local communities, in Georgia, in the United States, and around the world (Acts 1:8). Paper Form

    25. Authentic Evangelism occurs as congregations seek to intentionally sow the seeds of the gospel to the greatest extent possible in their local communities, in Georgia, in the United States, and around the world (Acts 1:8). (Continued) Paper Form VBS

    26. Paper Form Visit the website for more!

    27. CHURCH LEADERSHIP PROFILE Paper Form

    28. OTHER CHURCH INFORMATION Paper Form

    29. Visit igo.gabaptist.org Take note of how each survey will be listed in iGO and login case sensitivity. Online Submission

    30. Visit igo.gabaptist.org Online Submission Click here if unsure about Other Church Info Form

    31. Due Dates & Other Church Info Requested Online Submission

    32. Visit igo.gabaptist.org Online Submission Type in username and password found on paper ACR form.

    33. Enter Your Name (ACR Contact) Online Submission Jane Doe

    34. Three Surveys Online Submission Church Leadership Profile Other Church Information (as requested by association) Annual Church Report (ACR)

    35. ACP/ACR Statistical Profile Click here to begin the Annual Church Report (ACR) Online Submission

    36. Church Information If any of the information for your church is incorrect then please click the Update Organization button Online Submission

    37. Church Information Online Submission Make all the necessary changes/updates and click the Save button. Click BACK TO SURVEY button to return to surveys. You may have a separate mailing and physical address listed or they can be the same.

    38. ACP/ACR Statistical Profile Online Submission [DEFAULT] Full Survey Individual Sections

    39. ACP/ACR Statistical Profile Last year’s data Click SAVE button after entering data. Enter current year data Click for instructions or helpful hints Online Submission

    40. ACP/ACR Statistical Profile After clicking the SAVE button, a dialogue box will appear asking whether this completes the survey or to leave it open for more entries later. Online Submission

    41. ACP/ACR Statistical Profile Click on the REPORTS button to print a copy of your ACR Statistical Report. Online Submission

    42. ACP/ACR Statistical Profile Click here for ACR statistical Report Online Submission

    43. Click the down arrow for preferred export format ACP/ACR Statistical Profile Online Submission

    44. ACP/ACR Statistical Profile Click Export to see the printable version of the report so that you can save it as a file or send to a printer. Choose to either open with Adobe Acrobat or save the file. To view and print, then choose OPEN WITH and click OK. Online Submission

    45. ACP/ACR Statistical Profile Online Submission

    46. Switch Surveys Click on the down arrow, then 2014 – Leadership Profile. Online Submission

    47. Leadership Profile Update Contact Information Online Submission

    48. Leadership Profile Make updates under the GENERAL tab Online Submission

    49. Leadership Profile Make updates under the ADDRESSES tab Online Submission

    50. Leadership Profile Make updates under the POSITION DETAILS tab Online Submission