Congregations

The Model Constitution for Congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a key component of the congregation’s governance. Each churchwide assembly of the ELCA has amended the Model Constitution for Congregations. Each ELCA congregation is encouraged to review these amendments, to incorporate changes to required provisions into their constitutions and to consider recommended changes. See the Constitutions page for details.

Amendments made by each churchwide assembly to the Model Constitution for Congregations are archived here.

    Congregation leaders will find many other documents here to assist them in their work

    Calling rostered leadership

    Managing congregation records



    Office of the Secretary


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