Each congregation of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod shares a portion of its budget as undesignated mission support for ministry through the wider church. Over fifty percent (50.88%) of the mission support is forwarded to ELCA churchwide ministries, which is then made available to congregations and ELCA-related ministries to fund thousands of efforts, from education to social services, to worship.
The chart below shows where this money goes.
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Synod Staff & Contacts
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ELCA Synod Research and Evaluation
The Research and Evaluation unit of the ELCA collects research on each synod, including the Metropolitan Chicago Synod.
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