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)

January 2021

Thank you. The other morning I read a note that someone in a group I’m in, had written to the superintendent of our school district and the school board members. This person didn’t say, I’m so happy that you’ve never made a decision that I disagreed with. It didn’t say, I’ve really enjoyed this season of virtual school and in-person learning and all the changes that have happened this past year. There was no mention of an expectation that this year would be different and needed to be better. What it did say, was Thank you. Thank you for being there during this difficult year. Thank you for being willing to make hard decisions. Thank you for thinking of everyone, not just one family or one group but what is best for our entire district.
 
The letter made me think of the churches in ABCOPAD. I wondered if you had heard those two words many times this year. Thank you. Thank you for your ministry, whether that meant in person, through Zoom, Facebook or recorded services. Thank you for trying new technology and learning new ways to connect with your church family, not because it was always easy but because it was needed at this time. Thank you for being faithful in your position at your church. You may have been sick sometime this year or been dealing with other members of your congregation that were ill and yet you continued on, thank you. Thank you for supporting regional ministry and ABC missions as many of you did, while giving may have been uncertain from week to week in your own church. Thank you for believing that God isn’t finished with your congregation, no matter what circumstances you are experiencing and knowing that we are here to walk along side of you on that journey.
 
 Now I want to say thank you for filling out and mailing in your annual report or going online and entering the information there. It may seem like one more thing to deal with, in a year that has been aggravating at the very least. You may think your church is too small or too big for us to really need those numbers, but we use them all. If your church has plans to apply for a grant during our Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter cycles, one of the determining factors is that each church must have completed the latest Annual Report, to be considered. Thank you for your partnership, as we minister together here in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
 
 Please fill out the hard copy of your annual report for 2020 that was mailed to you and return it to ABCOPAD; 159 N. Bellefield Avenue; Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or go online to the web site at the link below 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
 
Thank you for your part in this important ministry.

 

Caryl J. 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

EMAIL

Caryl Casey
(800) 932-9442

EMAIL


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 EMAIL or Mark Mahserjian-Smith EMAIL for assistance.

 

Annual Report Login Instructions

Online Annual Report Instructions


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.