Martin Luther was eight years old when Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe and landed in the Western Hemisphere. Luther was a young monk and priest when Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Assignment completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA...
The ELCA Conference of Bishops' Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Liaison Committee and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Committee commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by signing a joint statement during a Lutheran-Catholic service of Common Prayer.
Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517, and the resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years.
The finances of the church, whether they are the finances of a congregation, synod or the churchwide organization, are an important and necessary function of its mission. Through responsibly organized and managed financial resources, we are able to support and carry on the work of the church as we serve and love our neighbor, and do God’s work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus Christ’s name throughout the world.
On the financial web pages, you will find information about the finances of the ELCA and resources helpful to treasurers, bookkeepers and leaders, including but not limited to:
the churchwide organization's year-end report for the prior fiscal year;
the most recent quarterly financial reports;
the budget proposal as presented to the most recent Churchwide Assembly;
resources for congregational treasurers and bookkeepers;
various forms and procedures for synod treasurers and bookkeepers;
mileage rate reimbursement information;
an expense report form.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact us by email or call 800-638-3522, ext. 2900.
We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.