God’s work never stops. Churchwide office staff are still hard at work – from our homes. Hours and lines of communication remain the same.

Information Technology

Technology resources for congregations and synods, including: Web ministry basics, cloud based services, social media guidelines and best practices, writing for the Web, guidelines for using photos of members, online giving options, administrative software, technology purchasing, computer and Internet security.



Below are a list of resources you can download or purchase. For more information about a specific resource, just hover over the icon.

ELCA Technology Discount Program

Get discounted pricing on software, hardware and services for your congregation or synod.

ELCA Technology Discount Program

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Avoiding Phishing Emails

Learn to spot and avoid spam and malware links in email messages.

Avoiding Phishing Emails

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Information Security Policy

This sample policy covers responsibilities of Internet and email use, computer viruses, access codes/passwords, copyright and license agreements, and physical security.

Information Security Policy

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Information Security Awareness



Information Security Awareness

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Tips for Computer and Internet Safety

By better understanding security threats associated with the use of computers and the Internet, and by understanding the manner in which these threats are exploited, you can better protect your congregation, your congregation’s information, computers and computer files.

Tips for Computer and Internet Safety

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Preferred ELCA Vendors

The ELCA Advantage program offers technology discounts and savings for ELCA related organizations.

Preferred ELCA Vendors

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Web Ministry

Basic guide to developing and maintaining a Web presence for your congregation.

Web Ministry

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Getting Started With Your Synod Guidebook Guide

Steps for creating a Guidebook Guide for your synod assembly or other events.

Getting Started With Your Synod Guidebook Guide

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Work Equipment Form

Sample form for staff or volunteer authorization to use congregation equipment, network, email or Internet access.

Work Equipment Form

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Information Security Webinar - April 21, 2020

WebinarPlease join us on Tuesday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central Time for a free webinar for ELCA congregations and synods.

Chris Hueneke, information security advisor for the ELCA churchwide organization, will host the webinar, covering these topics: how to avoid phishing email attacks, protect sensitive data and prevent malware infections, and what to do if your data has been breached.

This event requires no registration. On the morning of April 21, simply select the button below and click on the field marked "Join the event."

Webinar