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1 Annual Church Report Research Services Georgia Baptist Convention

2 Why Complete Your ACR? 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 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 Why Complete Your ACR? Completing the Annual Church Report can help your association, state convention and Southern Baptist Convention: Plan for new church starts and missions 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 ACR Focus 1.Spiritual Renewal Reducing Lostness in Georgia Together 2. Kingdom Generosity 3. Church Revitalization 4. Church Planting 5. Authentic Evangelism More on each of these priorities later…

5 Paper Form FrontBack A Brand New Look!

6 Paper Form And More Later…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17 Paper Form Fourth Baptist ChurchSmallville Washington Your Name UGA E88S37 Please do not staple this form to any other document Contact information for Research Services for any questions URL for entering ACP online Unique Username and Password Please include ACP contact and or phone

18 Paper Form 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.

19 Paper Form 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)

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

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

22 Paper Form 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.

23 Paper Form 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. Request a demographic profile of your community to assess the people & people groups living in YOUR mission field!

24 Paper Form 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).

25 Paper Form 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)

26 Paper Form Visit the website for more!

27 Paper Form CHURCH LEADERSHIP PROFILE

28 Paper Form OTHER CHURCH INFORMATION

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

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

31 Online Submission Due Dates & Other Church Info Requested

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40 Online Submission 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. ACP/ACR Statistical Profile

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

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

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

44 Online Submission 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.

45 Online Submission ACP/ACR Statistical Profile

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

47 Online Submission Leadership Profile Update Contact Information

48 Online Submission Leadership Profile Make updates under the GENERAL tab

49 Online Submission Leadership Profile Make updates under the ADDRESSES tab

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

51 Online Submission Leadership Profile Click SAVE when finished.

52 Online Submission Leadership Profile If you need to replace the name of a church leader with a new one, first REMOVE the name in the list.

53 Online Submission Leadership Profile Indicate the date that they left the position or indicate that the entry was in error. Finally, click the REMOVE button.

54 Online Submission Leadership Profile If you need to add an additional name to a leadership role then click +ADD.

55 Online Submission Leadership Profile Type in a name and click SEARCH

56 Online Submission Leadership Profile Search through the list and click + Add or Create a New Contact

57 Online Submission Leadership Profile Update or complete a new contact form (all 3 tabs) and click SAVE

58 Online Submission Leadership Profile You can Walk Through Positions one at a time or View All (toggles) Provides a report that can be saved or printed.

59 Online Submission Leadership Profile Click EXPORT Export Format Options Click OK

60 Online Submission Leadership Profile

61 Online Submission Click on the down arrow, then 2014 – Supplemental Survey Other Church Information Form

62 Online Submission Other Church Information Form Enter Names Information Boxes for Help Save

63 Online Submission Other Church Information Form Click to save or print Report

64 Online Submission Other Church Information Form Click SURVEY – Supplemental Survey link for Other Church Information Report

65 Online Submission Other Church Information Form Click Export

66 Online Submission Other Church Information Form Open Adobe Reader then Click OK

67 Online Submission Other Church Information Form

68 Online Submission ARE YOU FINISHED? Logout, then notify your association when complete.

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