Church "Checkout" 2013
Just as we did in 2012, Central Texas Conference (CTC) is employing the EZRA statistical reporting system from the General Council of Finance and Administration (GCFA) to do the end of year “checkouts” for the churches of the CTC. The deadline to enter your 2012 statistical data is Jan. 31. You may access the EZRA tool before by going to ezra.gcfa.org.
Ezra, which happens to be a Hebrew name that appropriately means “help,” is a web-based interactive database that provides each conference or United Methodist agency the ability to enter data and have real-time access to information. Calvin Scott, Central Texas Conference IT Coordinator, has put together a very easy-to-follow, step-by-step guideon how to enter your checkout information via Ezra. You can download the guide hereor via the 2012 Checkout Guide button to the right.
The last day to enter your churches statistical information – or perhaps better said, the deadline to turn in your checkout – is Wednesday, Jan. 31. So please login and begin the process before that date in case you run into any technical trouble or have questions along the way.
If, after you’ve consulted the EZRA Help Guide, you still have questions or need additional help, please contact Calvin Scott (email@example.com or 817-877-5222).Calvin can either assist you or quickly get you in contact with the appropriate resource. As Calvin gets several e-mails and calls on a variety of technical issues, please put EZRA in your subject line or leave a detailed voicemail of your issue should he not be available when you call. If you are experiencing difficulties with the Ezra tool itself, please contact the Ezra Website Administrator by clicking here. If you have discovered errors in your reporting after you have submitted your information, please alert your district office and contact John Dirk (firstname.lastname@example.org) or one of the other GCFA assistants listed on the Ezra homepage for assistance.