Candidacy Committee Schedule and Deadlines


10 Tips for Submitting a News Article

Newsletter Tips

Social Media Review

Newsletter Overviews

Synod Communications

Constitution Documents

2016 Model Constitution Congregations / PDF

2016 Model Constitution Congregations / MS Word Download

2016 Amendments to the Model Constitution for Congregations

ELCA Guide for Use Model Constitutions Congregations

ELCA Intro Model Constitution Congregations

How to Update Congregational Constitutions


CSIS Documents and Policies

2017 Approved Constitution

Anti Harassment Policy

At Will Employment Policy

Child and Youth Abuse Prevention Policy

Personnel Policy

Policy of Disposition of Non-cash Assets

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Sexual Misconduct Flowchart

Devotional & Bible Study Materials

A Lutheran Lenten Journey

Missional Bible Study


Employment Application

Information on Hiring Employees

Preventing Sexual Misconduct in Congregations

Evangelism Documents

6 Things Your Church Can Teach

10 Questions to Improve Your Outreach Ministry

10 Steps for Effective Ministry

60 Evangelism Questions

Dinner for 8

Getting the Word Out

Hospitable Hosting in God's House

Invitational Evangelism Made Easy

Parish Caller Job Description

The Next Step Advancing Gods Mission

Three Things that Every Member Can Do

Worship Visitor Follow-Up Visit

Ministry to Inactive Members


Church Property Loss

Disaster Prep

Embezzlement Insurance Required Information

Embezzlement Procedure

Risk Management Information

Security Procedures


Job Description Resources

Writing a Job Description


Liturgies and Occasional Services

Liturgy for Departure of a Pastor

Disposal of Deteriorating Bibles

Personal Witness

50 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Ministry

Personal Invitational Evangelism

Personal Mission Autobiography

Faith Practice Calendar

Pulpit Supply

Pulpit Supply List ... September 2017

Pastoral Supply Guidelines Effective Jan 1, 2016

Synodically Authorized Ministry List

What Supply Pastors Need to Know

Records Management

Archiving in Congregations

Congregation Retention Schedule

Dispose Records Disbanding Congregations

Maintaining Parish Register

Microfilm Digital Preservation Technology

Rostered Leadership

Stewarding Our Health ... Well Being Grants

Portico News

2018 Compensation Guidelines

Clergy Housing Allowance

Five Sources of Potential Pastoral Nominees

Clergy Renewal Sabbatical Guidelines

Clergy Renewal Sabbatical Application

Vision and Expectations for Ordained Ministers

Vision and Expectations for Rostered Lay Ministers

SMJA Grant Proposal Information

2017 SMJA Grant Application

2017 SMJA Grant Letter


Your Partners in Stewardship

Embracing Stewardship Order Form

2016 Mission Intent Form

First, We Give of Ourselves

With Hearts, Hands and Voices

Simple Stewardship Ideas

Improving Your Congregation's Ministry of Stewardship

Mission Interpreters Brochure

Mission Interpreters Job Description

Where Does My Offering Go?

Steward Tips Page

Synodically Authorized Ministry

SAM Program Book