Contact Pr. Pat Esker, Assistant to the Bishop for Operations and Governance, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-964-9934.
- CRE Congregation Constitutions Handout
- Model Constitution for Congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – the elca.org website has the constitution in several different formats
- Guidelines for Language for Congregation Officers
- Guideline for Endowments
- Example Endowment Fund Language
- Guide for Use of the Model Constitution for Congregations is a helpful reference for congregations reviewing their constitutions. Congregations are encouraged to work with their synod's Constitution Committee from the outset of their work; this may ensure a greater likelihood that the synod will approve the proposed changes (*C17.03., new *C16.03.).