Questions about Writing and Amending the Congregation Constitution
Review and amend your congregation's constitution to keep it current!
Several changes to the standard provisions for ELCA congregations’ constitutions were approved at the 2011 Churchwide Assembly. A list of changes can be found here.
The process for amending a congregation's constitution is found in Chapter 17 of the Model Constitution for Congregations. If the text is preceded by an asterisk, the provision is required; changes to the Model Constitution for Congregations are for the congregation's consideration and possible adoption.
A list of the 2011 amendments to the Constitution for Synods
is found here
A list of all amendments to ELCA Constitution, Bylaws and Continuing Resolutions (including synods and the churchwide organization) can be downloaded at this link.