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.

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 Venders

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

Preferred ELCA Venders

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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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External Users - Decrypting a Secure E-mail

ELCA Secure Email Recipients Quick Reference Guide

External Users - Decrypting a Secure E-mail

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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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