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.
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.
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.
Claimed, Gathered, Sent: A Guide For Conversation includes this leader guide and five handouts, each outlining a process for conversation. The first four handouts focus on one of the emphases Presiding Bishop Eaton has identified for the ELCA: We are church, we are Lutheran, we are church together, we are church for the sake of the world.
Clergy/Aim/Diaconal Minister ID cards are available at the synod office. If you would like a card, please contact the synod office.
Includes clergy tax tips and IRS guidelines such as exemption for self employment tax, housing allowances, and parish alignments.
These guidelines offer guidance regarding the minimum levels of compensation that are appropriate for pastors, rostered lay leaders, Synodically Authorized Ministers and non-rostered employees of congregations in the synod. These guidelines are designed to be a resource to assist church leaders in compensating church workers in ways that are fair, supportive and mission-driven.
The MSP is meant to be a conversation starter or introduction to the life and work of your ministry site. It is not intended to be an exhaustive description of every aspect of your ministry. Focus on the key things that describe your ministry site in order to pique the interest of prospective candidates for call.
The RLP and other forms that rostered leaders will need can be found at Call Process Online (www.ELCA.org/call-process). Instructions on how to create an online account, fill out the web-based forms and submit them electronically are given below. The information from your submitted RLP is stored in the Mobility Database System which makes it possible for RLPs to be sorted, studied, searched and shared in a quick and efficient manner.
The following information will help you prepare resolutions for consideration at the assembly.