Congregational Support

Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.

– 1 Thes 5:11

Resource Portal

Faith communities are the heart of the synod, where two or more gather, where the supper is celebrated, and where good news is proclaimed to all. Our work is focused on supporting and partnering with our congregations to enhance their ministries and better serve their members. This page is here to connect congregational members and councils to resources commonly needed for the administration of worshipping communities. 

Administrative Support

Administrative Support

Quickly find financial forms, legal information, pulpit supply resources, and more for managing your congregation’s day-to-day needs.

View full list of resources here →

Leadership Training

Leadership Development

From professional leaders to laypeople who lead your congregation’s ministries, you’ll find educational resources, synod workshop information, and more.

View leadership resources here →

Mission Resources

Get ideas, inspiration, and resources for enabling your congregation to thrive and grow. 

View mission resources here →

Stewardship Resources

Benevolence and Mission Support

Find the annual statement of intent and benevolence remittance forms

Learn more about Stewardship Mission here →

Mobility Database

Mobility Database

Learn about the ELCA Mobility Database by visiting the ELCA’s Website here →

Mobility Database

Calling a Rostered Minister

Learn how to navigate each step of installing a new pastor or deacon in your congregation.

Learn more about the Transition process here→

Additional Resources


Your Constitution

If your congregation is revising its constitution, or if you have a question about your constitution, email the synod secretary, the Rev. Erin Clausen: .

You can also view a webinar about this topic.

Quick Search

Find It Fast

Looking for a specific form, policy or guideline? Try a keyword search at the top of the page, or search document library here→

New Contact

Change of Contact?

Has your congregation had a change of contact information? Send any updates of your address, phone number or key contact e-mail addresses by emailing Heather Haynes, 

Metropolitan Chicago Synod Office

Ph: 773-248-0021

Address: 1420 W. Dickens Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

In Jesus’ name: we proclaim the gospel, make disciples, do justice.


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