2021 Statistical Reporting

Letter from Roland Minshall Conference Statistician

Information on Attendance reporting during Covid-19

Line 7: For 2021 only use the weeks that you had full in-person service.  
Line 7a: In 2021, many churches initiated online services using various platforms.  See instructions from the platform to determine views that were hits or watches based upon viewing time (the length of time considered a watch may vary by conference).

Click here for Information from Discipleship Ministries on counting On-Line worshippers  (please follow their guidance as the Iowa Conference has not developed specific guidelines)


Handling of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans

Line 34: If the church received a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as part of the CARES Act that has not been forgiven, include the loan balance here.
Line 83c: Enter the amount received from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as part of the CARES Act here (whether it's been forgiven or not).


User Guide - On-Line Entry Login Information and Instructions 

GCFA Statistics Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for the local church audit form (Fund Balance Report) 

Please refer to the information in the letter/email from Reportserver@iaumc.org or Roland.Minshall2@iaumc.org for specific login credentials.

Click here to go to the GCFA Ezra Statistics Entry System


www.iaumc.org/stats Conference Statistics Page
www.iaumc.org/2021stats Conference 2021 Statistics collection page
www.gcfa.org/data-services-statistics General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) Statistics Resources page
www.umdata.org GCFA statistical analysis page
ezra.gcfa.org GCFA on-line statistical data entry system


The deadline for entry of the 2021 Church Statistics is Monday, Frebuary 28th, 2022.  All information should be entered into the Ezra system by Midnight on the 28th.

These forms are provided here for your use as WORKSHEETS ONLY.  We request that all information be entered directly in the the GCFA Statistics Entry System using the instructions above.

Table I worksheet and instructions

Table II worksheet and instructions

Table III worksheet and instructions

Please note that lines 35-59 on Table II are not present on these forms as that information is automatically brought in from our Remittance Entry system.  This includes all Apportionment payments as well as Advance Specials and other giving amounts such as the Special Sundays.