Forms & Applications

Annual Congregation Information Report

Please report the leadership in your congregation by filling out this form.

Annual Meeting Resources, Reports, and Forms

Documents and tips to help your annual meeting run smoothly. Also included are reports for your congregation to fill out and send to the Synod Office following decisions made at your annual meeting.

Background Checks

Information and forms for congregations related to background checks.

Board of Pension Forms

On the link below will find many of the forms you may need to manage your Portico (ELCA Board of Pensions) benefits, including: End of Call Form, Change of Call Form, and BOP Application for membership.

Calling a Pastor

Sample forms, contracts, and letter of call documents for congregations calling ordained clergy. Also includes sample RLP forms for clergy.

Calling a Synodically Authorized Lay Minister (SAM)

Congregations are asked to provide your understanding of the person named above who has been identified and seeks to apply for the position of non-rostered Synodically Authorized Ministry in the Northwestern Minnesota Synod. Includes application forms, guidelines, and contact for non-rostered lay ministers.

Calling an Interim Pastor

This model interim ministry contract may be altered or revised to fit the particular practices of the congregation or the circumstances of the pastor.

Clergy Taxes

Includes clergy tax tips and IRS guidelines such as exemption for self employment tax, housing allowances, and parish alignments.

Request for On-Leave from Call

A rostered person wishing to continue On-Leave from Call (OLC) status beyond 3 years, must make such a request in writing a minimum of 6 months before the completion of 3 years OLC status.

Rostered Leader Retirement Forms

Retirement forms and policies for rostered leaders.