Statistical Tables for 2016 are now available: http://ezra.gcfa.org/login.
Each local church fills out its own report. For churches on a charge, only enter the portion of shared expenses (such as the pastor's salary) paid by your church.
Your username is the 6-digit general church number found in parenthesis on your church's apportionment bill. For pastors you will add a p to the end of the 6 digit number. For treasurers/financial secretaries you will add an o to the end of the 6 digit number (letter o, not zero).
Your password is 12345678. You will be able to set the password once you login.
All 3 Tables should be completed by March 28, 2017. Yes, this is a real deadline, with areal reason for setting it, and we appreciate your courtesy in meeting it.
Some Data Already Imported
Your beginning church membership, church apportionment payments info and clergy benefit payment info has been imported. You may view this information but will be unable to change it. If your records do not agree or you need any assistance completing these reports, please contact Laura Hatcher or Derek McAleer at 1-800-535-4224.
Two Quirks You Will Encounter
Line 47 will not auto-total unless you tab through each of the lines. When you tab through 47a and 47b, then 47 will automatically total up.
Line 60 on Table 2 CANNOT BE ENTERED. There is an update function that we will run daily to update this line. Login a day or two after you complete your report to print out a good copy. If any information for the church or pastor is incorrect please e-mail to Laura Hatcher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Problems Viewing .pdf?
If you upgraded to Windows 10, the new Microsoft Edge browser is not working well with Ezra. You can use Internet Explorer, which is also part of Windows 10, or use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Or, instead of clicking the download link as you normally would, right-click on the link and select "Save As..." Then open the file from where you downloaded it.
Our office has drafted a set of additional instructions for Table 2 and Table 3, should you want to look at them. You can download them easily:
For questions please call Laura Hatcher at the Administrative Services Office at 800-535-4224 or 478-738-0048 or email@example.com.
Extension Ministry Dashboard
The local church Discipleship Form can be accessed through your church dashboard.