Constitutions

Northern Illinois Synod Constitution

Below is the proposed revised constitution which received Synod Council approval on February 8, 2020.  Next, it will be placed on the agenda for consideration at the 2021 Synod Assembly.  There is also a document that covers the frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the revisions, which will assist you in your review.  Please feel free to contact Assistant to the Bishop, the Rev. Pat Esker at 815-964-9934 with any questions you may have regarding this proposed revised constitution.

Model Constitution for Congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – elca.org website has the constitution in several different formats

Constitution Bylaws and Continuing Resolutions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – Click the “Governance and Policy” tab.

CONSTITUTION-NIS-2019-revised-May-2020