1. What's the easier to remember URL for this page? 
http://annualreport.texasbsmstaff.org


2. Have further questions after reading below? 
Contact Joyce Ashcraft at 214-828-5250 / joyce.ashcraft@texasbaptists.org


3. When is the Annual Reports due? 
The last business day of May.  Please do everything possible to meet this deadline. We cannot complete the statewide report until all the reports are submitted. We also face an early June deadline for submitting this information to LifeWay for a national report.


4. What's the link to fill out the Annual Report? 
Here is the Explanation of Fields Worksheet to help you fill out your online report


5. What dates does the Annual Report cover?  
June 1 through May 31 (except for missions - see special note at the beginning of the missions section for those dates).


6. Do you need an Annual Report from each staff member? 
No, we only need one report per campus (i.e. on campuses with a Director and an Associate, Intern or Campus Missionary, only the Director or Associate needs to submit the report).


7. I serve on two campuses. What do I do?  
We need one report per campus. If you have two campuses, please complete two reports. If your budget is not divided, please put the budget information on only one report and enter 0 on the second report. We will make a note manually on the other campus when we are formatting the written report.


8. This is my first semester. I don't know what to enter.  
If this is your first semester at a campus, do the best you can this time and keep track of info for the next.


9. I'm a Part Time or Volunteer Director.  Do I have to submit an Annual Report?  
Yes, please. We do not have a complete picture of all the students lives that are being changed around the state without the information from your campus. So, please answer all the questions possible.  We know you will not have something to put in every blank of this report. After all, you are doing BSM part-time. However, all the work you do is very important.  If you come to a question that requires an answer, simply put 0 in the blank so the report will let you move on to the next question. We would ask that you at least fill in the Evangelism section as well as the general information section at the end of the report that asks for BSM involvement and Budget information. We've created an abbreviated report for you. It's https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/annualreport20152016abbrev.  Here are the Questions You'll Be Asked.


10. Why do we have to fill out an Annual Report?  
Once a year we gather information from you that helps us paint the big picture of what you are doing to minister to college students across Texas. That is why we do an annual report – we gather the information so that people who help resource our ministry statewide and in your local area can see the difference we are making in student lives. Responding to this report helps us help you. So, whether you are convention salaried, locally salaried, or a volunteer on the campus, this report is important as we seek to find resources for the BSM on your campus so that we may reach more college students for Christ. Grammar and spelling count. The contents of your report will form the basis of our communication with many people who provide resources for our ministry. Please use your best grammar, capitalization, and punctuation rules as you respond to the text areas of this report.


11. Do I have to submit a May Monthly Update in addition to my Annual Report?
Yes.


12. Why can't you just use our Monthly Updates to come up with annual numbers/totals?  
The reason for the cumulative annual report is to get accurate information. This cannot be done by simply compiling the numbers on your monthly update and dividing by 12. As you know, BSM does not work that way. Example: You may average 100 students every week at your noon meeting, however because it is not the same students every week, that 100 may really represent 150 students who are actively involved in your BSM. This annual report is an accounting of every student, not just averages.


13. What is the Questions You'll Be Asked Document?  
These are the questions (in the order) you will see when you submit your Annual Report.  It will help you gather the information you need to fill in the report. See the button on the top center of this page that says "Questions You'll Be Asked".


14. What is the Explanation of Fields Document?  
It will help you gather the information you need to fill in the report. It also includes further clarification for each item to help you decide what information is requested. It is in the order you will need the information in the report. See the button on the top right of this page that says "Explanation of Fields Document".


15. Can I get a copy of this year's report?
Once we have all the campus reports and have a chance to format the complete report, we will notify you via BSM Connect that it is available in a PDF format. And we'll post it below. You will be able to view the reports for every campus as well as a summary report for the entire state. You may also want to print your campus pages and the state summary page to give to the people who help support your ministry locally.


16. Can I get a copy of last year's report?  

17. Can I get a copy of previous years reports?  


    18. Can I get a copy of the National Collegiate Ministry Reports?  





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