Documents, Forms & Policies

2020 Compensation Guidelines for Pastors

2020 Compensation Guidelines for Deacons

Assembly 2018 – Minutes

Background Checks

Certification of Financial Audit of Congregation Records

 Congregational Officers Form

   Download as a Word or a PDF document

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 (unchanged from 2019)


ELCA Constitution

Model Constitution for Congregations (2019)

Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod Constitution & Bylaws

Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod Standing & Continuing Resolutions

Contact List

ELCA Philosophy of Benefits

Employee Parking Tax Information

Facebook: How to Submit a Story

 Interim Ministry Brochure

 Ministry Team Grant Applications

Leadership Development

Grants for Lay Persons

Grants for Rostered Leaders

Witness & Service


 Mission Support

Congregational Remittance Form

Please note: This form will automatically calculate the total; however, you must use Adobe Acrobat Reader or one that is compatible. It will not calculate using Apple Preview, for example.

Mission Support Intention Form

Mutual Ministry Handbook

 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

Spending Plan for 2020