Year End Materials are available for download to use in your congregations. Printed versions of these will be mailed to each congregation in December 2016.
Statement of Intent
Fill out your congregation’s statement of intent for 2017 Mission Support online by clicking here.
2016 Year End Materials
Download documents that were sent to each congregation.
2017 Congregational Leadership Form
Click here to complete your congregation’s leadership form for 2017. This information is valuable to the Synod so we can keep your congregational records accurate throughout the year. Please complete this electronic form after your annual meeting.
Additional Resources for Your Congregation’s Annual Meeting
- Annual Meeting Tip Sheet
- Parliamentary Procedures
- Mission Support FAQs
- Where Does My Church Offering Go? (Poster)
- Mission Support Videos
2016 Annual Reports to the Bishop
Forms A and C (Parochial Report)
- Forms A and C (Parochial Report) which are used to update the parochial statistics of the ELCA. To file your annual congregation report, click here.
- Congregational IDs and Passwords will be mailed to each congregation from the churchwide office. If you have any questions logging in, please contact the Synod Office at 605-274-4011.
Rostered Minister Annual Reports
- Click here to file your Annual Report to the Bishop online.
- Instead of downloading the forms from the churchwide office, all reports for Rostered Ministers can be filed using the online forms.
Annual Report Cover
Printed copies can be ordered from www.elca.org/resources. And starting on January 3, up to 100 copies can be ordered directly by phone at 800-638-3522, and shipped directly to a congregation within a few days.
Stories of Faith in Action “SOFIA” (2016)
Stories of Faith in Action is a free, annual publication that highlights how God is changing lives through Mission Support, the percentage of your congregational offering that is shared with your synod and your churchwide organization. Read and share stories from around this church by ordering free copies of Stories of Faith in Action today! All you have to cover is shipping.
IRS 2017 Standard Mileage Rates
Standard mileage rates were announced on December 13, 2016 for the 2017 year. Please click here to read the announcement from the IRS.