This site is designed to guide the pastor through the end-of-year reporting process. Much of that process is now completed online, some through the Global Ministry Center (GMC) of the Church of the Nazarene and some through the Northeast Oklahoma District.
Begin with the Updated Church Year End Instruction Letter 2024 (available soon).
You should download this letter and use it throughout the process to check off the items as you have them completed and submitted.
1. Annual Pastors' Report
Sign in to APR (confirm or reset the representatives for your local church).
2. Funding the Mission
The best way to make sure your church’s giving goals are paid accurately is to use the Funding the Mission website and use the calculator provided for our District after logging in there.
3. Report Forms
All reports are due by May 11, 2023 except the Annual Audit Report.
Download and complete the additional forms. Email all forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. New Digital Picture
5. Confirm All Paid Allocations (Giving Goals)
You may report whatever amount your church intends to pay on the Assembly Handbook Page. However, the amount that is actually received and recorded by May 17 is the amount that will be printed on the church page in the Handbook.
6. Other Reports
Manual 536.9 – All ministers who hold retired status must complete and submit this report. All forms must be returned to the District Office by February 15, 2021. We realize this is before the end of the church fiscal year, so please report activity for the last 12 months.
Manual 526-526.1, 536.11 – Any minister serving in a capacity other than those described in Manual 504-525 could be classified as Special Service. This might include those with approval to serve a church other than a Church of the Nazarene, those in para-church ministries, serving a compassionate ministry center, etc. Such service requires the approval of the district assembly (and in some cases, approval of the Board of General Superintendents) at the recommendation of the Board of Ministry. This form is required for that recommendation.
If you are of retirement age, you may request “Retired” status, to be granted by the district assembly. If you are currently in a ministry assignment, you would be granted “Retired Assigned” (RA) status, if currently unassigned, your status would be “Retired Unassigned” (RU). Complete and submit this form to apply for retirement. Note that this is unrelated to receiving retirement benefits from Pensions & Benefits, USA.
All ordained and licensed ministers are required to report to the District Assembly. Failure to report for two consecutive years may result in being removed from the roll of ministers. The above reports are due before the Board of Ministerial Development meets in February or March: Annual Report Of Retired Minister, Special Service Report And Application, Request For Retired Status, Approval for Associates, and the Non-Lead Pastors Report.
7. District Advance
Assembly and Conventions | June 7 – 8, 2024
Ordination Saturday morning | June 8, 2024 | 11 am
All Lead Pastors and pastoral staff are expected to be present at all sessions.
Host Church: Sapulpa Church of the Nazarene | Pastor Brady Thelander, Host Pastor | 302 S. Elm Street, Sapulpa, OK (918) 224-0300
General Superintendent in Jurisdiction: Dr. Gustavo Crocker
Please contact Jim Thornton, Northeast Oklahoma District Secretary at (918) 851-1178 or email@example.com if you have any other questions.