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The Annual Church Profile or ACP is a report that a local congregation completes each year and sends to its local Baptist association. In turn the local association passes the information along to the state convention, and eventually to the national convention.

filloutthereport

CLICK HERE to fill out the report

The report covers six important areas of church life:

  1. Worship
  2. Evangelism
  3. Missions
  4. Ministry
  5. Discipleship
  6. Fellowship

In the Arkansas Baptist State Convention each church is asked to complete a statistical worksheet and a leadership worksheet. Having this information provides valuable tools for the local church, the local association, the state convention, and the national convention.

completingtheacpcanassistchurchesby

  • Providing trends and illustrating growth or decline in areas like membership, baptisms, Sunday School, and giving.
  • Aiding the local church’s pastor search committee to review church information for prospective candidates from any congregation in the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Allowing a prospective staff member to review the local church information to see trends and areas of growth or decline
  • Providing financial information over long periods of time which can help in securing a building loan.
  • Providing messengers to the state convention based on total membership
  • Providing messengers to the SBC annual meeting  based on total membership and missions givings

completingtheacpcanassistassociationsby

  • Helping plan for new church starts
  • Helping develop strategies to strengthen churches
  • Prioritizing areas of the association for evangelistic efforts
  • Identifying church staff and lay leadership for possible training, leadership opportunities,  and conferences
  • Determining the number of representatives from an association on the state Executive Board based on the total membership of all churches within the association.
completingtheacpcanassisttheabscby
  • Helping consultants plan for Sunday School growth and space analysis in a local church

  • Helping plan for new church starts

  • Helping develop strategies to strengthen churches

  • Prioritizing areas of the state for evangelistic efforts

completingtheacpcanassistthesbcby

  • Observing state-wide trends for increases and declines as well as historical patterns

  • Identifying church staff and lay leadership for possible training, leadership opportunities, and conferences

  • Studying Sunday School enrollment and attendance helps LifeWay Christian Resources to evaluate curriculum

  • Providing information to the Southern Baptist Convention becomes the largest single source of church health statistics in the history of the world
frequentlyaskedquestionsabouttheacp

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acptrainingdates

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Arkansas Baptist State Convention
800.838.2272 (toll free in AR) or
501.376.4791