Collecting Your Church's Vitals

Collecting Your Church's Vitals

The Annual Church Profile is a quick and much needed system used throughout the Southern Baptist Convention to collect vital statistical and leadership information.

Churches and associations are asked to compile data each year on membership numbers, baptisms, worship, Sunday school attendance, and other key areas of ministry.

Information is power! The State Convention of Baptists in Ohio encourage you to consider completing your church’s Annual Church Profile as an act of “informational stewardship,” similar to the stewardship you demonstrate through tithes, missions offerings, and support through the Cooperative Program.


     *     Information gathered can be used to help churches measure their ministry directions and effectiveness.

     *     Information collected can be archived and not lost as the result of a church fire, flood, or property damage. This serves to assist in retaining and preserving church historical statistics.

     *     Assists our national SBC agencies in reporting accurate, important, and relevant information concerning church life.

     *     Determines the number of church messengers that can be duly and properly elected to participate and vote in state convention and national convention meetings.

If you’ve not done so already, would you please fill out your ACP and forward that information to your local association? If you want to send the most essential information that is needed (1- church average worship attendance, 2 – how many baptisms, 3 – church average weekly bible study attendance, 4 – average VBS or kids sport camps attendance (if your church conducted either one), you can do so by emailing that information asap to! Thanks in advance for your consideration concerning this vital information!

(Portions of this article were taken from an article that originally appeared in the Kentucky Baptist Convention state paper)