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Governance Documents

The Nebraska Synod, as part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is governed in legal and procedural matters by the Churchwide Constitution and Bylaws, as well as the Synod's Constitution and Bylaws.

Proposed amendments to congregational constitutions require approval of the Nebraska Synod Council, based on the recommendation of the Synod Attorney. Congregations wishing to amend the constitutions and governing documents are urged to contact the Synod Attorney to begin that process. Working with the Synod Attorney will ensure that the proposed changes are in conformance with both the ELCA and Synod constitutions, as well as the ELCA Model Constitution for Congregations.

Copies of the Nebraska Synod's governing documents are available below:

ELCA Constitution & Bylaws (April 2016)
Nebraska Synod Constitution & Bylaws (2013)
Model Constitution for Congregations (2016)
Proposed Amendments to the Synod Constitution (2017)
Staff Contacts: