Vital Signs — Entering zeros in fields left blank for Professions of Faith

Instructions for the question on Professions of Faith, ask that a zero be entered when there are no PoF for the week.  Currently, some churches are doing this and some are just leaving the field blank.  In an effort to have all churches report consistently, beginning June 1, 2015, the system will not allow you to leave the field blank, but a zero must be entered instead.  Failing to enter a zero will result in an error and the report will not be submitted.

Please begin entering the zero as soon as possible, and we’re asking you to correct this back to the beginning of the year so we can ensure 2015 will be consistent among churches. As we progress with this, we may implement additional mandatory zeros for different questions, but will keep you informed.

If you have questions or need more information please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for your patience and participation!

Blessings!

Sylvia Simpson

Vital Signs Coordinator

Discipleship Ministries

301-512-9494

vitalsigns@umcdiscipleship.org