Instructions for Annual Reports
THE 2020/2021 REPORTS HAVE BEEN REVAMPED! You must still complete them online but now there are only two different forms to be completed. Every credential holder must file an annual ministry report. Senior Pastors in Evangelical Methodist Churches will need to file two – ONE ministry report and ONE church report. Please follow these instructions carefully to complete your required report(s).
Click on the link for the desired report below and complete. We cannot save a partially completed report. Therefore, each report must be finished once you start it. If you must exit your web browser, you will need to start the report over. Once submitted, your report will be automatically emailed to the General Secretary and your Conference Superintendent.
For ALL EMC Ministers (Elders, Admitted on Trial, Local Preachers, and Deacons/Deaconesses)
Individual Ministry Report: You should note that this redesigned ministry report works for all credential holders, so no matter what your current role or credential status is, this new report gathers the information we need. This new report requires less statistical data (e.g. jail service totals) and encourages more narrative reporting. You can include the statistics you track in the narrative section if you wish, but we don't require it. No report is required for Superannuated or Supernumerary ministers, however, we would appreciate hearing from you about any ministerial service, activities or functions you would like to tell us about.
For Pastors in Charge of EMC Congregations
Local Church Report: Have a copy of the church’s statistical report from last year summation of the 12 monthly Treasurer’s Reports (Form F900 page 14) ready for use in preparing this report.
The STATISTICAL Section reflects your annual compilation of ministry data for the church as a whole.
The FINANCIAL Section may be completed using the information from a compiled yearly treasurer’s report (F900).
For ALL Credential holders
Code of Ethics: Upon becoming a credential holder, each minister is required to sign a Ministerial Code of Ethics. Per EMC Book of Discipline ¶852, each subsequent General Conference year, all credential holders are required to sign a reaffirmation of the Ministerial Code of Ethics. If you haven't already done so, please read and sign the 2018-2022 reaffirmation.
If you do not have the ability to complete your required report online, please contact Rev. Coulston at EMC HQ to receive a paper copy to mail or fax in. The deadline for submission of all reports is January 31st.
General Conference of the Evangelical Methodist Church
P.O. Box 17070
Indianapolis, IN 46217