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50 Ways to Welcome Your New Pastor MCSELCA, , 0000-00-00congregation-docs transition-process transitions leader-docs
2020 Salary Guidelines for Rostered Leaders in the Metropolitan Chicago Synod 20200000-00-00congregation-docs
Authorization Request for Criminal Records Verification and Fingerprint Records MCSELCA0000-00-00congregation-docs
Checklist for Congregations in Transition MCSELCA, , , 0000-00-00congregation-docs leader-docs transition-process transitions
Concealed Carry in Places of Worship0000-00-00congregation-docs
Discernment Process for Termination ELCA0000-00-00congregation-docs
Maintaining ELCA Benefit Coverage in Times of Transition MCSELCA, , , 2017-02-28congregation-docs leader-docs transition-process transitions
Mission Interpreters MCSELCA0000-00-00congregation-docs
Salary Guidelines 20212021-01-01congregation-docs
Service for Installation of a Pastor From Occasional Services for the Assembly (copyright 2009) MCSELCA2009-06-09congregation-docs
Statement Of Policy Regarding Sexual Misconduct By Members Of The Clergy And Rostered Lay People MCSELCA0000-00-00congregation-docs
Steps for Dissolution of a Congregation ELSA MCSELCA0000-00-00congregation-docs
Stewardship Vision and Plan MCSELCA0000-00-00congregation-docs
The Ethics of Pastoral Transition MCSELCA, , , 0000-00-00congregation-docs leader-docs transition-process transitions
Transition Process MCSELCA, , , 0000-00-00congregation-docs leader-docs transition-process transitions
Volunteer Expense Voucher MCSELCA2018-01-01leader-docs
Application for Calls and Appointments to Ministries in Specialized Settings MCSELCA, 0000-00-00leader-docs ministries-in-special-settings
Guidelines for calls to Ministry in Special Settings, 2010-02-01leader-docs ministries-in-special-settings
LAYPERSON Policy and Procedures Related to Retired Status or the Designation of Disability MCSELCA, 0000-00-00leader-docs retirement-and-disability
Model Covenant for Congregations and Non-Rostered Parish Deacons MCSELCA, 0000-00-00congregation-docs leader-docs
Part-time Ministry Guidelines MCSELCA0000-00-00leader-docs
Policy and Procedures Related to Retired Status or the Designation of Disability ORDAINED, 0000-00-00leader-docs retirement-and-disability
On Leave from Call Guidelines for Word and Sacrament MCSELCA, 0000-00-00leader-docs on-leave-forms
On Leave from Call Guidelines for Word and Service MCSELCA, 0000-00-00leader-docs on-leave-forms
Disability and Retirement Word and Sacrament MCSELCA, 0000-00-00leader-docs retirement-and-disability
Disability and Retirement Word and Service MCSELCA, 0000-00-00leader-docs retirement-and-disability
Marriage Ceremonies. Who Can Perform Them, 0000-00-00leader-docs weddings
Enrich and Transform Welcoming LGBTQ Candidates into the Call Process MCSELCA0000-00-00call-process-docs congregation-docs
Companion Synod Covenant between Central Diocese, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa and Metropolitan Chicago Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America1997-06-13ecumenical-covenants
Ecumenical Covenant MCSELCA Roman Catholic Church2017-10-31ecumenical-covenants
Bishop Curry 2019 Christmas Message2019-12-25news-releases-and-statements
Conference Map Metropolitan Chicago Synod, 0000-00-00congregation-docs misc-docs
ELCA Metropolitan Chicago Synod Color Coded by Conferences2018-09-01congregation-docs
Synod Publications Communications and Media Policy MCDELCA 20202020-04-01misc-docs
Bishop Curry 2019 Christmas Message2019-12-25news-releases-and-statements
Guidelines for Creating Synod Council Governance Policies 2018 MCSELCA, 2018-10-17assembly-docs synod-council
Governance Policy for Fundraising by Primary Organizational Partners Adopted June 2011 MCSELCA, 2018-06-01assembly-docs synod-council
Approved Budget 2016 Synod Assembly, 2016-01-01assembly-docs budget
Approved Budget 2018 Synod Assembly, 2018-01-01assembly-docs budget
Approved Budget 2019 Synod Assembly, 2019-01-01assembly-docs budget
Approved Budget 2020 Synod Assembly, 2020-01-01assembly-docs budget
ELECTION Report of Regular Ballots 2017, 2017-01-01assembly-docs election-results
ELECTION Report of the Ecclesiastical Ballot for Bishop, 2019-05-01assembly-docs election-results
ELECTION Report of the Second Ballot for Bishop, 2019-05-01assembly-docs election-results
Election Results Assembly 2016, 2016-01-01assembly-docs election-results
Election Results Assembly 2019, 2019-01-01assembly-docs election-results
ELECTIONS Report of First Generation Ballot 2015 MCSELCA, 2015-01-01assembly-docs election-results
ELECTIONS Report of Second Ballot For Vice President & Secretary, 2019-01-01assembly-docs election-results
Diakonia Annual Report June 2015, , 2015-06-01assembly-docs diakonia-docs leader-docs
Memorial On African Descent Lutheran Black Lives Matter, 2016-04-01assembly-docs memorials
Memorial On Gun Violence and Gun Policy, 2018-02-01assembly-docs memorials
Memorial On Protecting Human Rights of Palestinian Children, 2018-03-01assembly-docs memorials
Memorial On Suicide Prevention And Response, 2009-06-01assembly-docs memorials
MEMORIAL TO SUPPORT THE ADOPTION OF THE RECOMMENDED PROPOSED 2 SOCIAL STATEMENT Faith, Sexism, and Justice- A Lutheran Call to Action MCSELCA, 2019-01-01assembly-docs memorials
To Encourage Participation In ELCA Anti-hunger Efforts, 2009-04-01assembly-docs memorials
A Memorial Concerning Human Sexuality, 2009-05-01assembly-docs memorials
Memorial To The Elca Churchwide To Support The National Poor Peoples Campaign, 2018-01-01assembly-docs memorials
2014 – 27th Annual Synod Assembly, 2014-05-31assembly-docs minutes
2015 – 28th Annual Synod Assembly, 2015-05-30assembly-docs minutes
2016 – 29th Annual Synod Assembly, 2016-06-11assembly-docs minutes
2017 – 30th Annual Synod Assembly, 2017-06-10assembly-docs minutes
2018 – 31st Annual Synod Assembly, 2018-06-09assembly-docs minutes
Prayers for the Middle East, 0000-00-00assembly-docs misc
Round-robin Congregational Auditing, 2009-01-01assembly-docs misc
Report on the 28th Annual Assembly, 2015-05-30assembly-docs reports
Report on the 29th Annual Assembly, 2016-06-11assembly-docs reports
Report on the 30th Annual Assembly MCSELCA, 2017-06-10assembly-docs reports
Report on the 32nd Annual Assembly, 2019-06-08assembly-docs reports
Resolution Security for Holy Land 01-13, 2013-01-01assembly-docs resolutions
Resolution For Criminal Justice 2015, 2015-01-01assembly-docs resolutions
Resolution on Bread for the World 2015, 2015-02-01assembly-docs resolutions
Resolution On Dealing With Depression And Intentional Death Or 2 Suicide In Our Churches 2019, 2019-02-01assembly-docs resolutions
Resolution On Gun Violence and Gun Policy 2018, 2018-02-01assembly-docs resolutions
Resolution On Gun Violence and Gun Policy 2019, 2018-02-01assembly-docs resolutions
Resolution On Hunger, 2015-03-01assembly-docs resolutions
Resolution On U. S. Government Aid To State Of Israel 2015 MCSELCA, 2015-04-01assembly-docs resolutions
Resolution To Reactivate Lutheran Advocacy Illinois 2016, 2016-02-01assembly-docs resolutions
Resolution To Support Elca World Hunger 2016, 2016-03-01assembly-docs resolutions
Resolution To Support The Adoption Of The Recommended Proposed Social Statement – Faith Sexism And Justice — A Lutheran Call To Action 2019, 2019-01-01assembly-docs resolutions
Resolution To Support The Illinois Poor People’s Campaign 2018, 2018-01-01assembly-docs resolutions
MCSELCA Logo Files, 2020-05-01congregation-docs misc-docs
Restaurando el Sínodo Metropolitano de Chicago – Resumen de Pautas, 1, 2020-08-01covid-resources espanol
Restaurando el Sínodo Metropolitano de Chicago – Resumen de Pautas, 2, 2020-08-01covid-resources espanol
Restaurando el Sínodo Metropolitano de Chicago – Resumen de Pautas, 3, 2020-08-01covid-resources espanol
Metropolitan Chicago Synod Book of Reports 2020, 2020-12-01assembly-docs reports
Ordination Policies and Procedures, 2020-12-01call-process-docs congregation-docs
Tier 2 Mitigation Measures | Medidas de Mitigación de Nivel 2, , , 2021-01-19covid-resources espanol news-releases-and-statements recursos-covid
2021 Nomination Form for Churchwide Assembly (CWA), 0000-00-00assembly-docs nominations
2021 Nomination Form for Consultation Committee, 0000-00-00assembly-docs nominations
2021 Nomination Form for Synod Council, 0000-00-00assembly-docs nominations
2021 Nomination Form for Discipline Committee, 0000-00-00assembly-docs nominations
2021 Book of Reports, Revised 05-11-2021, 0000-00-00assembly-docs reports
gabriella-clare-marino-J0Hd5hrzF54-unsplash0000-00-00covid-resources
MCS Assembly 2021 Voting Member Handbook0000-00-00assembly-docs
_MCS Voting Member handbook final updated 05 26 2021 .docx0000-00-00assembly-docs
_MCS Voting Member handbook final updated 5 27 2021 .docx (1)0000-00-00assembly-docs
2021 Elections Resource0000-00-00assembly-docs
Book of Reports MCS-ELCA Synod Assembly 6-2-2021 clickable PDF, 0000-00-00assembly-docs reports
MCS Assembly Voting Member Handbook Update 06 02 20210000-00-00assembly-docs
_MCS Voting Member handbook 06 03 2021.docx0000-00-00assembly-docs
Book of Reports MCSELCA Synod Assembly 6-30-2021 clickable PDF, 0000-00-00assembly-docs reports
Book of Reports Synod Assembly MCSELCA 2021 updated 07 14 2021, 0000-00-00assembly-docs reports
Synod_Assembly First General Ballot Results 2021-06-05, 0000-00-00assembly-docs election-results
SWO Newsletter July 20210000-00-00news-releases-and-statements
Report on the 33rd and 34th Annual Assembly c0000-00-00assembly-docs
2022 Salary Guidelines for Rostered Leaders2021-12-22congregation-docs
Recommended Constitution to 2022 Assembly with descriptions2022-05-02assembly-docs
Current MCS Constitution – April 20222022-05-02assembly-docs
Explanation of recommended amendments to MCS governing docs for 2022 presentation download 4.222022-05-02assembly-docs
2020 and 2021 – 33rd and 34th Annual Synod Assembly, 2021-07-01assembly-docs minutes
Synod Council Minutes – January 29, 20222022-05-02synod-council assembly-docs
2019 – 32nd Annual Synod Assembly, 2019-07-01assembly-docs minutes
Book of Reports Synod Assembly MCSELCA 2022 First Edition Clickable Table of Contents, 0000-00-00assembly-docs reports
Resolution on Support for the First Amendment Right to Boycott 05.19.22, 0000-00-00assembly-docs resolutions
Memorial to Uphold the Dignity of the Office of Ministry 05.19.22, 0000-00-00assembly-docs resolutions
Care for BIPOC Leaders and Congregations During Times of Alleged Misconduct and Discipline 05.24.22, 0000-00-00assembly-docs resolutions
Memorial to Restructure the Governance of the ELCA 06.02.22, 0000-00-00assembly-docs resolutions
2022 Assembly – Rules of Organization and Procedure, 0000-00-00assembly-docs misc
Resolution on Care for Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color Leaders (BIPOC) FINAL, 2022-06-16assembly-docs resolutions
Resolution on Right to Boycott FINAL, 2022-06-16assembly-docs resolutions
Memorial on Support for the First Amendment Right to Boycott FINAL, 2022-06-16assembly-docs memorials
Memorial to Restructure the Governance of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America FINAL, 2022-06-16assembly-docs memorials
Memorial to Uphold the dignity of the office of ministry FINAL, 2022-06-16assembly-docs memorials
2022 Book of Reports – Final, 2022-07-05assembly-docs reports
Rostered Ministers Gathering – Registration Form, 2022-07-21leader-docs misc-docs
Registration for 2022 SWO Convention2022-08-23misc-docs
Growing in Faith – Diakonia – Brochure, 2022-08-30diakonia-docs leader-docs
Diakonia Application for Enrollment 2022 – Updated, 2022-09-06diakonia-docs leader-docs
Congregation Leader’s Evaluation of Interim Ministry, , , , 2022-09-08congregation-docs interim-ministry leader-docs transition-process transitions
Congregational Interim Ministry Survey, , , , 2022-09-08congregation-docs interim-ministry leader-docs transition-process transitions
Interim Pastor’s Report, , , , 2022-09-08congregation-docs interim-ministry leader-docs transition-process transitions
Sample Installation of an Interim Pastor, , , , 2022-09-08congregation-docs interim-ministry leader-docs transition-process transitions
Sample Interim Ministry Covenant, , , , 2022-09-08congregation-docs interim-ministry leader-docs transition-process transitions
ON-LEAVE-FROM-CALL-Annual-Report-and-Request-for-Renewal-_-Family-Leave, 2022-09-30leader-docs on-leave-forms
On-Leave-from-Call-Annual-Report-and-Request-for-Renewal-Graduate-Study-MCSELCA, 2022-09-30leader-docs on-leave-forms
On-Leave-from-Call-Annual-Report-and-Request-for-Renewal-MCSELCA, 2022-09-30leader-docs on-leave-forms
On-Leave-from-Call-Application-Family-Leave-MCSELCA, 2022-09-30leader-docs on-leave-forms
On-Leave-from-Call-Application-Graduate-Study-MCSELCA, 2022-09-30leader-docs on-leave-forms
On-Leave-from-Call-Application-MCSELCA, 2022-09-30leader-docs on-leave-forms
On-Leave-from-Call-Extension-Graduate-Study-MCSELCA, 2022-09-30leader-docs on-leave-forms
On-Leave-from-Call-Extension-MCSELCA, 2022-09-30leader-docs on-leave-forms
ON-LEAVE-FROM-CALL-STATUS-Application-for-Extension-_-FAMILY-LEAVE, 2022-09-30leader-docs on-leave-forms
Application for Disability MCSELCA, 2022-09-30leader-docs retirement-and-disability

Book of Reports

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