Administration and Finance Resources
When a congregation seeks to call a Pastor or Deacon, it enters a Call Process. Each Call Process is different based on the needs of the congregation, but each process also follows a typical pattern. Please contact the Synod office to speak to an Assistant to the Bishop to help you with this process.
The Synod’s Compensation Guidelines provide congregations with guidance to use as they consider the compensation for pastors and deacons. Congregations are also encouraged to use these guidelines for professional lay staff.
The Compensation Guidelines are developed each year by the Synod’s Leadership Development Table and approved by the Synod Assembly.
- Congregational Leader Form
- Treasurer's Remittance
- Portico Health Benefits
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), administered by Value Options (a partner of Blue Cross and Blue Shield), provides EAP counseling, support and referral services to Portico plan members and covered family members.
Call 800-432-5155 to talk to an EAP professional about stress, relationships, family issues, work issues or any other personal concerns. This number is listed on the back of Portico members’ health insurance cards and the phone line is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Eligible EAP services include telephone consultation, assessment and in-person counseling, typically one to six visits.
Additional information about EAP can be found by signing in to myPortico.PorticoBenefits.org under “Health & Other Coverage”.
Mission Investment Fund
Mission Investment Fund – https://www.mif.elca.org/
Opportunities in the Nebraska Synod and the ELCA
Following to Lead
- Training resources for Congregations
- Church Leadership 101
- Difficult Conversations
- Difficult Conversations PP
- ELCA Social Media Planning & Procedures
- ECLA Social Media Platforms & Content
- Healthy Communication 8 Rules
- Healthy Dialogue
- How to tell your story and social media
- How to tell your story notes for PPT
- Missional Culture
- Treasurer 101 Training
- Treasurer 201 Training
Considerations for Electronic Meetings (Remote Meeting FAQ pdf available here)
- Mileage Reporting
- ELCA Constitution