Northwestern Ohio District
Church of the Nazarene

Discipleship Reporting Policy/Procedure

Monthly reports are due a week and a half after the last Sunday of the month. Please submit this form according to the guidelines available for calculating weekend worship and discipleship averages.

Worship Attendance Average

Please use the following guidelines for calculating your weekend worship numbers. 

Note: Churches should indicate onsite and online attendance separately when reporting monthly worship attendance. 

Weekend Worship Onsite

This total should include the average number of people who attended your regular weekend services.

If you have multiple services, please count people once.

Weekend Worship Online

Check the status of each platform for each service you have by the end of the weekend.

  • Church Online Platform = Peak concurrent number of devices x 2 = total viewers
  • Churchstreaming.tv (or other embedded website platforms) = Total max concurrent viewers during service times x 2 = total viewers
  • Facebook = Peak live views x 2 = total viewers
  • YouTube = Peak concurrent number of views x 2 = total viewers

Take the total numbers of each platform you offer and report them for your weekend worship online attendance.

Responsibility List

If individuals are included in your discipleship count, then they must be in your responsibility list.

This list can consist of any person who attends your church but is not currently attending a discipleship opportunity. It may be the catalyst that gets them involved in discipleship ministries.

This list could be seen as the total number of people you are currently ministering to. They may not all be active, but are within the ministry sphere of your church.

Discipleship Count Average

Please use the following guidelines for calculating your discipleship numbers. 

Note: Individuals should only be counted once per week. 

Sunday Morning Classes

Report the number of people you have attending Discipleship Classes (Sunday School) on Sunday Morning.

Midweek Ministries

Report the number of people who attended your Midweek Ministries at the church.

Please do not include those who attended Sunday Morning Classes.

Small Groups

Report the number of people who attended your Small Group Ministry.

Please do not include those who attended Sunday Morning Classes of Midweek Ministries.

Other

Report the number of people you have attending the following: Nursing Home/Healthcare Facility, Church-Type Missions, Nazarene Childcare/Schools (birth thru secondary), or a Bible study held offsite on a regular basis.

Please do not include those who attended Sunday Morning Classes, Midweek Ministries, or Small Groups.