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Seattle, WA, 98104
United States

(206)762-1991

The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

Clerk

online statistical reporting links NOW ACTIVE

Annual Statistical Report Deadline: february 5, 2018

Dear Pastors and Clerks of Session,

It's annual report time! 

The Clerk of Session is responsible for these reports, but if someone else is completing them, please reply and let me know.  If the Clerk does not respond, the Moderator of Session will be responsible.  Other people can help, input data, etc., but the Clerk of Session is responsible to see that it all gets done.  If there is no Clerk, or the Clerk is ill or is a snowbird, or there are technical challenges, etc., please let me know; I'll help you find a solution.

All reports are done through the presbytery website: https://www.seattlepresbytery.org/clerk/.  

ALL REPORTS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 5TH.

Here is a check list of this year’s reports:
           -Annual Statistical Report (see below)
           -Clergy 2018 Terms of Call (must also be reported to the Board of Pensions. Due to matters of privacy, the Board of Pensions may not just report the information directly to the presbytery.
           -2017 Necrology Report

Blessings,

Rev. Dean Strong

Stated Clerk


Statistical Reporting

Online Statistics Entry system: access the year-end statistics online reporting system.

*See the workaround below to access the system with Internet Explorer.

*If you're using Internet Explorer it may be necessary to do the following:

  • Select 'tools' (alt+t) from the Internet Explorer toolbar menu
  • Select 'Compatibility View Settings'
  • The address of the page you are on should be displayed in the box
  • Select 'add'

More statistical reporting tips:

  • Read “F.A.Q. statistical reporting” before you begin.
    Instructions Books are available in English, Korean, and Spanish in pdf format.  It is usually easier to print out the pages of the example input screens, and use those pages to collect your data before actually entering it on the website.  You can enter some data, and return to enter more later (see FAQs)

  • To enter data, click on “access the year end statistics online reporting system” and enter your user name and password.

  • You should have received an email from GA Research Services to complete the Clerk's Annual Questionnaire this fall.  Contact us if you need further assistance. 

  • Don’t be afraid to estimate when you lack reliable data (e.g Sunday School attendance)

  • Financial Section - May be completed and/or entered by your financial person.

  • Username and Password – Same as last year.

  • Remember, the closer you get to the deadline the slower the system will be, since it slows down with multiple users and most people wait to the last minute.

  • It is not necessary for the Session to approve the Annual Statistical Report before it is filed, rather the Clerk of Session completes the report and then reports to the Session the submission of the report.  It is helpful to then include a printing of the report in your Session minutes.

 


Necrology Report

Complete online form by February 5, 2018.

Questions: clerk@seapres.org

Terms of Call

Churches can report salary information for teaching elders (pastors and associate pastors) online here. Please submit each pastor's information as a separate entry every year (even if there are no changes to report). 

Online submissions due: February 5, 2018

Resources:

Understanding Effective Salary (Board of Pensions)