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2021 APR Attendance Reporting (From the General Secretary’s Office)
In December 2020, the Board of General Superintendents issued a temporary ruling that stated “Given the limitations of attendance during the pandemic, Annual Pastor’s Reports will be exempted from reporting morning worship and discipleship attendance. The remainder of the report should be completed as required.”
Based on this ruling, here is how the 2021 APR reporting for local churches is changed:
If the APR has already been completed, there is no need to change what has been submitted.
For those yet to complete, when opening the Annual Pastor’s Report (APR), the following fields will be populated with content from the 2020 APR reporting: 17, 20A, 21A, 22A, 23A, 24, and 24A. This method provides satisfactory content for the areas exempt from reporting for 2021, as the APR cannot be completed with empty fields.
The populated field information can be changed; however, you are not requested to do so. Note that all fields must have a value entered in order to complete and submit the APR. Therefore, make sure that all fields have been completed.
The APR serves as the Annual Report for Senior Pastors. The Church Directory and Deceased Members forms are attached. Please complete and return to Bernadette Stephens, District Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is March 22nd.
All pastors are required to report annually. Deadline for reports is March 22nd. Please complete and return to Bernadette Stephens, District Secretary, email@example.com.
HOUSTON: Living Word Church, April 21, 2021 Ordination: 3pm- 5pm Good News Gathering: 7pm-9pm
SAN ANTONIO: New Vision Community, April 23, 2021 Ordination: 3pm- 5pm Good News Gathering: 7pm-9pm
The afternoon Ordination services will feature a message from our General Superintendent Dr. Filimao Chambo. He has a heart for God and His people that you will hear in his powerful preaching.
The evening Good News Gatherings will feature Spirit-filled worship, a message of hope and vision from our District Superintendent, and stories of Good News from across South Texas and around the world.
Who can attend?
1) Every lead pastor and spouse, and one lay person from each local church. 2) Ordination candidates, their spouses, and five family members or friends per candidate.
This will allow us to keep the maximum attendance to approximately 250 persons at each location and provide for safe distancing. Should circumstances warrant a potential increase for more persons to attend, we will provide that information.