American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Cooperating Church Annual Reports

 

 

Link to CCAR Report Page   (a new window will open with the report form)

February 2018 

Be very sure now, you who have been trained to a self-sufficient maturity, that you enter into a generous common life with those who have trained you, sharing all the good things that you have and experience. 
Galatians 6:6  The Message


Dear Pastor or Church Secretary: 

When I read this verse, I thought immediately of the Cooperating Church Annual Reports. I guess that sounds strange unless you’ve spent a good portion of your life in ABCOPAD and in an American Baptist church and realize how important this information is when it is shared.

Sharing the good news of Christ is foundational to our faith. Many people say wherever there are Baptists gathered together you can count on having a meal. I think that’s because we love to share food and fellowship. Sharing is at the heart of most of the ministries that I can think of whether in our local congregations, across the region, or even in the work happening in Texas, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua and Haiti.

Have you noticed one of the interesting results of sharing is that everyone feels blessed? It doesn’t seem to matter if you were in the group that had something to share or if you were the person or group in need. The information that is shared in the Cooperating Church Annual Reports enriches our lives together. How many churches have full-time pastors? How many churches have bi-vocational pastors? Does your church have Sunday school? How many people attend worship on a Sunday?

Let's share our experiences and all the good things that we have in our congregations! Please fill out your annual report for 2017 and return it, or go online to the web site at the top of this page and submit your church’s information. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Denise Veselicky (888) 687-0883  dveselicky@abcopad.com or me (800) 932-9442  ccasey@abcopad.com.

Caryl Casey
ABCOPAD Treasurer


Downloadable Information

7 Reasons Why
Your Church Should Create an Annual Report

by Will Mancini,
Founder and Team Leader of Auxano 


If you do not have a copy of your church's annual report form, you can obtain the log in information you require by contacting


Denise Veselicky
(888) 687-0883
Pghbaptist@aol.com
Caryl Casey
(800) 932-9442
CarylJC@aol.com

It is possible for you as a church leader to view your church's information contained in the American Baptist Churches Information System.  Information is available at the American Baptist Churches Information System (ABCIS) website (www.abcis.org)

To access the ABCIS website you will need to request a username and password from Caryl Casey, ABCOPAD Treasurer.  Email Caryl at CarylJC@aol.com  or call (800) 932-9442.  Requests will be processed as quickly as possible.  Once you have your username and password, you will be able to log into the ABCIS website and view your church information.  Security is set up so you can only view your own church data.  Once you enter the ABCIS website, it is recommended that you start at the Report Center.  If you have questions about the website contact Caryl Casey (CarylJC@aol.com) or Mark Mahserjian-Smith (msmsmail@abcopad.com) for assistance.

Annual Report Login Instructions

Online Annual Report Instructions

Online Annual Report Zip Code Fix


Annual Report Forms and Information

The Annual Report collects statistical, leadership, and financial information. The data is widely used for variety of purpose, including:

  • Determining the number of ABC Biennial Delegates for your church
  • Regional and national directories
  • Statistical reporting both within ABC and in inter-denominational publications 
  • Congregational Profile reports for pastoral search committees 
  • Per capita calculations for financial reports and recognitions
Our entire denomination benefits from having the most accurate information possible on our congregations.

On-Line Reporting Forms 

You may use the on-line forms to submit your Church Information.  
Link to CCAR Report Page (a new window will open with the report form; make sure your pop up blocker is turned off)

  1. The website of annualreport.abcis.org reacts best if accessed by internet explorer.
  2. The person filling out the form online MUST have a copy of the church's annual report form to access the website.  They are asked for the church's pin number but more importantly they must use the church leadership pin to access the login.  This means that if a church has any leadership listed, they must use that leadership pin.
  3. If a church does not have any leadership listed, they are able to use ABCOPAD's (the Region's Pin).  This number will NOT work for them if they have a leadership pin available.  Contact Caryl Casey, Denise Veselicky, or Mark Mahserjian-Smith to assist with leadership pin number.

If you have question please call Caryl Casey or Denise Veselicky using the contact information listed above.