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Statistics (80379-FA-¶807.16)

Amend ¶ No. 807.16       
16  To collect, prepare, and analyze the important statistics relating to The United Methodist Church for the General Minutes or such other publications and releases as may be approved by the council.  It shall provide for the distribution of statistical information to annual conferences, the general planning and research agencies of the Church, and other interested parties.  The council may establish an appropriate schedule of fees and charges to defray the cost of such information distribution services.

Rationale

This adds emphasis to the need to collect complete and accurate data for reporting and analysis purposes to better serve the needs of the global Church.