Annual Church Clerk Reports Due

You don’t need to wait for snail mail! Download your forms electronically today!

Important Notes

  • For those who are equipped to help us be better stewards of mission funds, the documents for reporting 2018 Statistics and 2019 Church Leadership Information have been provided below (see “options” section below to download).
  • If you have difficulties downloading, saving or printing the forms provided, please email Jennifer Greene at our office at jennifergreene@abc-indiana.org.
  • If your church leadership utilizes email and doesn’t already received the Observations E-Newsletter twice a month, please consider asking them to subscribe by contacting Becky in our office at beckyseptoski@abc-indiana.org, so you will be more informed and connected.
  • Scanning completed forms (or taking a picture of each page) and emailing them seems to be a more dependable way to report verses using the USPS.  In spite of mailing them first class, there have been times blank reporting forms have never arrived to their destination, and at times, we have never received completed forms that have been mailed to us.  The option to enter information directly into a form created through MicroSoft Word will be provided as well for those who prefer that option (see “options” section below to download).
  • The mailing for those churches needing printed hard copies of the clerk report documents should be in the mail before April 15.
  • For those churches who can’t report electronically, please keep in mind our office address has changed (65 Airport Parkway, Suite 120, Greenwood, IN 46143).
  • If you need printed forms mailed to your clerk directly instead of your church mailing address, please contact Jennifer via email (jennifergreene@abc-indiana.org) or phone (317.635.3552 ext 221) to confirm your current Church Clerk’s name and mailing address.
  • Please return completed reporting forms within two (2) weeks, so region statistics can be prepared for our annual reporting deadline.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT ANNUAL REPORTING…

Often each Church’s Pastor, Secretary, Clerk and Treasurer partner together to complete the reporting process for your church.  We hope your Clerk Report Team will do their part to bring our Region to 100% participation this year.  By doing so…

1. you will help us improve the reliability of the data for our wider American Baptist family, which allows us to:

  • provide documentation and evidence of our ministry together
  • evaluate needs & provide resources
  • keep you informed & connected

2.  your church has tangible evidence of your relationship with us for privileges that include:

  • having a voice in how we continue to do ministry together in the future
  • non-profit tax exemption eligibility through our denomination
  • resources and support
  • eligibility when grant or inheritance distribution issues arise which relate to churches in relationship with us

As we continue to make greater use of technology as we seek to be good stewards of God’s resources, it is helpful to have e-mail addresses for every pastor and church, as well as church website (URL) addresses.   Therefore, we encourage you to include email addresses along with other contact information to assist us with this effort. 

If your Church’s Clerk Report Team has any questions, please contact Jennifer Greene at (jennifergreene@abc-indiana.org or 317-635-3552 ext 221).

THREE (3) OPTIONS FOR REPORTING…

(1) If you have access to MicroSoft Word, you can enter your reporting information electronically.

(2) If you would like download your forms to print and complete (which is another option that can assist us in being better stewards of mission funds), the forms are available in PDF format below which is compatible with most computer systems.

(3)  Waiting for the printed packet to be mailed and arrive via your Church’s mailing address.

  • The mailing for those churches needing printed hard copies of the clerk report documents should be in the mail before April 15th.
  • If you need printed forms mailed to your clerk directly instead of your church mailing address, please contact Jennifer via email (jennifergreene@abc-indiana.org) or phone (317.635.3552 ext 221) to confirm your current Church Clerk’s name and mailing address.
  • It is always very important to save a copy of your reporting each year for your church records by filing them in your church office.
  • Please return completed reporting forms by either…
    • scanning (or taking a picture of) your completed reporting forms to return via email (jennifergreene@abc-indiana.org) which will be a more reliable way of getting your reporting to us
    • or mailing them to us the old fashion way (Jennifer Greene-Clerk Reports, c/o ABC-IN/KY, 65 Airport Parkway, Suite 120, Greenwood, IN 46143).

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!