Methodist Online Suite of Applications
The Online Suite portal provides access to the following main functions:
- ANNUAL RETURNS: This includes church and circuit property checklists (formerly Schedules A, C and D).
Please note: for Schedules E, G and J, go to the Schedules and Forms page of the Property section; for the former Schedule B, go to the Standard Form of Accounts page of the Finance section
- PROPERTY CONSENTS: Creating and managing property consent projects in your District, Circuit or Church.
- STATISTICS FOR MISSION & WEB PROFILES: Recording of statistical membership and attendance data as well as office holders and basic church, circuit and district web profile information.
NEWS & TECHNICAL UPDATES
02/10/2019: The ANNUAL RETURNS site updates have now been implemented. If you experience any difficulties with turning the Property tab green, or signing the return off, please get in touch. This is due to a technical glitch and needs to be fixed on an individual basis. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
For new features and changes, please see the guidance notes below and check the Frequently Asked Questions.
25/09/2019: The STATISTICS site is now open for the 2019 data entries until 31 January 2020.
For new features and changes, please see the guidance notes below, or visit the statistics pages.
02/09/2019: Annual returns for the year ending 31 August 2019 are now LIVE. Please note that this means you cannot submit any 2018 returns any more.
29/08/2019: Statistics collection advance information published on statistics news page.
01/07/2019: CONSENTS SITE EMAIL ALERTS. The technology that drove these alerts has been superseded by Microsoft due to increased security and data protection requirements. This means that the Connexional Team (Conservation Officer, Ecumenical Officer) are not automatically notified of circuit or district actions on the consents site. In order to avoid any delay, we recommend direct communication with the relevant departments (contact details available in the project authorisation tab). A new internal system will be rolled out in due course. In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Registration and Login (PDF)
Information for new users of the Methodist Online Suite of Applications on how to obtain a username and password.
Internet browser and password guidance (PDF)
Step-by-step guidance for managing the retention of your passwords and login details in the five most commonly used internet browsers.
Annual Returns guidance (PDF)
Guidance on how to complete and submit returns for churches, circuits and districts. Latest update: September 2019.
Annual Returns FAQs (link)
Answers to frequently asked questions about annual returns. Latest update: September 2019.
Property Consents (link to online guidance)
Help and Guidance for all aspects of the property consents site. Latest update: March 2019.
Property Consents FAQs (link)
Outline of consents system, summary of available guidance and contacts.
Statistics for Mission guidance (PDF)
Guidance on how to use the 2019 version of the data entry site.
Statistics for Mission FAQs (link)
Answers to frequently asked questions about statistics. Latest update: September 2019.
Web Profiles: Reporting a change of church status (PDF)
What to do in case of a society ceasing to meet ("closure"), a society becoming a class of another church, a merger of two or more societies as well as the termination of an LEP. See also: Reporting a church merger.
Web Profiles: Reporting a church merger (PDF)
Detailed guidance for reporting the merger of one or more societies. See also: Reporting a change of church status.