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Constitutions, Bylaws and Continuing Resolutions

ELCA Model Constitution (2016)

2016 Updates to Model Constitution

For assistance in updating your congregations constitution, please contact Jakelle Hoffmann at jakelle@eandsynod.org or 701.232.3381

Suggested Guidelines for Compensation and Benefits:

This synod document includes guidelines for salary of ordained staff and pulpit supply rates.

2018 Compensation and Benefits Guidelines

2017 Compensation and Benefits Guidelines

Definition of Compensation, Benefits, and Responsibilities of the Pastor

Compensation and Benefits for a Pastor Guide

Click here for the Office of the Secretary resource page. This resource page provides you a visual way to explore and download the many types of resources available from churchwide.

Also see the Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions of the Eastern North Dakota Synod.

Record Retention:

The ELCA Office of the Secretary has an Record Retention Schedule/Guidelines for Congregations document advising what documents to keep and for how long.

North Dakota Labor Department:

The state of North Dakota requires employers to post several state and federal labor posters in a conspicuous place. You can download thse posters, free of charge, from their website.

ELCA Advocacy Resources

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