Documents, Forms & Policies

2019 Compensation Guidelines for Pastors

2019 Compensation Guidelines for Deacons

Annual Report Cover 2017

Assembly 2016 – Minutes

Background Checks

Certification of Financial Audit of Congregation Records

 Congregational Officers Form

   Download as a Word or a PDF document

Congregations in Leadership Transition: Procedure and Practice

Congregation Records Retention Schedule

It is important to know which records and information a congregation should keep and which can be discarded. Some records need to be maintained permanently and others should be discarded periodically.

Congregations Using Supply Pastors: Guidelines


ELCA Constitution

Model Constitution for Congregations (2016)

Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod Constitution & Bylaws

Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod Standing & Continuing Resolutions

Contact List

ELCA Philosophy of Benefits

 Interim Ministry Brochure

 Ministry Team Grant Applications

Leadership Development

Grants for Lay Persons

Grants for Rostered Leaders

Witness & Service


 Mission Support

Congregational Remittance Form:

PDF or Word Document (Fill in your basic information and then duplicate each month)

Mission Support Form

Mutual Ministry Handbook

Nominations Form for Assembly 2018

      Word or PDF

 PLACE (Professional Leaders’ Aid for Continuing Education)

Change in Policy for Reimbursement

Booklet about PLACE

Withdrawal Form

Deposit Form

Report to the Bishop 

Reports of the 2018 Synod Assembly

Sabbatical Leave Guidelines

Sexual Misconduct Policy