Dec 10, 2018
I hope and pray that your Advent season is wonderful and that you are preparing for the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, of course, you know coming from me, that’s January and TABLE TIME.
I’m glad to say there are no real changes this year. I’ve edited the text for some of the Lines to make them easier to understand. So as you begin your work read them carefully.
It seems each year has its’ own theme of problems. I have spent this entire year helping churches audit, edit and correct their 2017 Table II because of unexpected Apportionment increases. Douglas Ward has incorporated several tools to help you manage Apportionment increases. I’ve noticed that many of you are “ignoring” steps four and five after completing the three Tables.
Steps four and five help you spot mistakes and/or increases in reporting that could cause an increase in your Apportionments. Take time to review the Three Tables and these two steps, five in all, before January 2. The Tables will be unlock. perhaps, on January 2. Also remember that the data you report is for the calendar year so you can’t begin until after December 31.
Questions, give me a call. All the Tables are due by January 31, 2019.
If you have people in your church who completes these Tables forward this to them or have them call me. I’m available to help.
God bless and Merry Christmas.
George D. Speake
209 Spoonbill Ct
Swansboro, NC 28584