Council Training Videos:
Jakelle - "Nuts and Bolts"
Bishop Terry, Mytch & Keith - "The Changing Church"
Council Training Documents:
The Resources for Congregational Treasurers and Bookkeepers document is very helpful and covers many topics including:
Responsiblities of a Treasurer
Cash Handling Suggestion
W-2 Help / Payroll Tax Obligations
Portico has an EmployerLink for Treasurers & Benefits Administrators which includes useful information for rates, forms, calculators, and instructions for the ELCA's pensions and health plan. A printable format and worksheet for manually determining insurance costs are available with the Compensation and Benefits Guidelines found below.
For the 2018 Synod Assembly, congregations were asked to share their creative ideas for the chance to win $1000! Congratulations to Augustana Lutheran of Grand Forks for their award-wining idea and thanks to all who participated.
To report any congregational updates, please complete the form or contact Synod Ministry Coordinator Alia Bartell
Ministry Review: A time for a synod ministry review team to work with a congregational review team in order to reflect on and assess the strengths, needs, and direction of a congregation and its ministry. The review will include a report that will affirm the God-given gifts and strengths of the congregation and provide recommendations to consider for future ministry.
Have questions? Contact Pastor Keith Zeh -- firstname.lastname@example.org
"I was a part of the Ministry Review of Augustana in Grand Forks. The Ministry Review Process was a very positive experience. It opened our eyes to the many needs of the community immediately around us and provided us with numerous new ways we can serve it. I'm excited by the many opportunities in front of us as we work towards calling our next pastor."
What is a Mission Interpreter?
A mission interpreter is a follower of Jesus Christ whom God calls and equips to draw attention to what God is doing in the world and in the church. A mission interpreter expresses gratitude, tells what is happening, and invites participation in God’s mission.
READY BENCH FOR EVANGELISM