Annual Church Profile

The Annual Church Profile (ACP) helps each congregation tell the story of Texas Baptists. Your participation helps everyone know who we are and how we are carrying out the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. #GC2

Timeline

  • June 24 - Request paper ACP booklets mailed
  • August 1 - ACP opens online
  • November 14-16 - Annual Meeting physical presence
  • November 30 - “Soft” close
  • February 28 - “Hard” close

Why complete the ACP

  • See the movement of God across Texas and beyond - The ACP helps us know what is going on all over the state. This helps us see what is going on in the life of the churches.
  • Help churches offset declines in attendance, giving, professions of faith, baptisms, etc. - Some pastors and church leaders may not want to turn in declining numbers, but those trends can help us provide useful resources and assist churches in specific and tangible ways.
  • Help churches with historical records - Having a third party ask questions and maintain a historical church profile makes it easier for everyone to look objectively at the health of a church, association or convention at a given time.
  • Help pastors make decisions in view of a call - The church profile often equips pastors with relevant data during their decision-making process when called to a particular congregation. A 10-year profile provides a helpful snapshot of key church metrics.
  • Determine messenger representation - Messengers to state and national conventions are calculated using the worship attendance and giving, which come from a church’s ACP.
  • Determine Executive Board representation - Texas Baptist sectors and board representation are also determined by worship attendance data which comes from the ACP.

How-to

Submit Electronically Submit via Mail

Please enter statistical data for a full twelve months. The reporting period for most associations runs from October to September. If you are not sure, you can check with your association to see if your 12-month reporting period might be different.

We ask that all ACP information be submitted by November 30, 2021.

For assistance call (888) 244-9400 or email imt[at]texasbaptists.org.

Church Vital Signs Log

A simple Excel spreadsheet to help your church measure basic items of church participation on a weekly basis. Two versions are offered, the first is used to track data from September to August, and the second to track data from October to September.

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