Administrative Support

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Creator who is in heaven.

– Matthew 5:16

Resources and Support for Congregations

If you are involved in leading a congregation, the Metropolitan Chicago Synod is here to help. In this section, you’ll find forms, resources, guidelines, and information to help with the day-to-day administrative effort of your congregation.

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Financial Resources

Financial Resources

Find best practices, forms, and resources to keep your congregation financially healthy. You can view a full list of resources by visiting the ELCA’s website here → 

Records Management

Records Management

Whether active or archived, find out how you can keep track of your congregation’s records. 

Learn more here→

Legal Resources

Legal Resources

Learn how to protect your congregation and community from unnecessary legal risks by visiting the ELCA’S website here →

Pulpit Supply

Pulpit & Musician Supply

Need someone to preach, preside, or provide music during a service?

Find it here→

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Get information on the latest employment opportunities within synod congregations and partner institutions.

View local listings here→

View more ELCA listings here→

Financial Resources

Compensation Guidelines

The synod supports congregations and rostered ministers by providing guidelines for compensation and benefits.

Find it 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

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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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