UMData launches with up to date church statistical information
GCFA recently launched a new, online website, UMData, containing general statistical information. To access the site, visit www.umdata.org. The IT and Data Services Departments of GCFA created this program to replace The General Minutes. The site provides up to date information on local churches, leadership, and statistics that are beneficial throughout the connection. The data on the site comes from the annual conference staffs who submit this information through their Business of the Annual Conference (BAC) and local church statistical reporting forms.
Information available at www.umdata.org provides:
Local church statistics as users of the site can look up individual church information on pastors, membership data, and statistical history.
A much quicker way to locate pastors and includes historical information on appointments.
Quick Facts that give users the ability to select an annual conference and find membership by district, conference or jurisdiction as reported on the local church statistical reporting forms.
Charts and graphs that provide for quick comparisons among jurisdictions, conferences, and churches.
Michael Cook, Chief Information Officer for GCFA, said “the development of UMData.org has been an intensive review of what we have provided to the Church in the past and how we can move forward to make more up to date information available and provide timely and useful resources for members of The United Methodist Church.”
GCFA encourages everyone to visit the site and review the information that is available. Also, when reviewing the data, please do not hesitate to contact GCFA if changes are needed. Changes and feedback may be submitted to GCFA staff through the “Contact Us” page. Also, because the site is new, GCFA welcomes comments, feedback and suggestions on the site for future additions and improvements.