Benevolence & Mission Support

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.

– Jeremiah 1:5

A Vision for Mission Support in our Congregations

Through our Stewardship Vision & Plan, the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the ELCA is passionately and joyfully sharing God’s gifts with its congregations, communities, and members. Learn more about our Vision & Plan for stewardship, and find resources, and programs for, and training for mission support with your congregation.

Complete 2023 Statement of Intent Online

Use the link located below to complete your congregation’s 2023 Statement of Intent. If you have any questions about the form, please contact Synod General Manager Tom Anderson at or 773-248-0021.

Benevolence Remittance Printout Form

Your Metropolitan Chicago Synod office is also doing a new thing! To reduce our mailing costs, we are attaching a PDF of our BENEVOLENCE REMITTANCE form. Use the link located below to print out a Benevolence Remittance form. This can be printed, and either cut or folded to fit in a window envelope or another addressed by you (address is in window location on form) and mailed with your check to the Eagle Way address for processing. Keep it handy to use every time you send your mission support or contact us if you need another.

We are grateful for your congregation’s generous support, and your cooperation in helping us do this NEW THING that saves our synod office money! If you have any questions about the form, please contact Synod General Manager Tom Anderson at or 773-248-0021.

Our Stewardship Mission

Called by the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, we will inspire and equip congregations to nurture all people to passionately and joyfully share all their gifts throughout God’s kingdom.

Mission Interpreters

Mission Interpreters

Volunteers from our congregations tell the story of how our offerings and gifts are transformed into effective ministries. 

Learn more about becoming a Mission Interpreter→

Environmental Working Group

Environmental Working Group

The Environmental Working Group works toward energy conservation in our congregations.

Learn more about the Environmental Concerns Working Group →

What does Mission Support Do?

The chart below shows where this money goes.

Mission Support Allocation of Funds

The Tree, a Powerful Symbol for the Work of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod

Policies of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod Council will be organized according to the organizational “tree” that defines
the essential structure of our life and work. 

ELCA Resources

Additional Resources

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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→

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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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