Last updated 03/15/2013
Synod Forms and Documents
The following forms and documents are available as Adobe Acrobat™ PDF (Portable Document Format) files:
Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA
Includes changes adopted by the 2009 Churchwide Assembly. †Items marked with a dagger are mandated by the ELCA. (See †S18.11. and †S18.12. of this Constitution.) The Constitution is printed in boldface type; the Bylaws (indicated by the initials BL) are in lightface type.
Standing and continuing resolutions are presented in this document. The document is in three sections: Policy on Standing and Continuing Resolutions, Standing Resolutions of Predecessor Synods, and Continuing Resolutions of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Minutes of the 2010 Synod Assembly of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and 2011Program Proposal adopted at that assembly. For a PDF copy of the complete minutes as they appear in the 2010 Minutes Book, click here.
This document provides information about finding a supply pastor, what kinds of information to provide to the person, and guidelines for paying a supply pastor.
When a pastoral transition occurs in a congregation, the resources of the bishop, staff, and mission district dean are available for the important task of securing new pastoral leadership.
The process for calling a pastor in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod is explained in the booklet, Procedure and Practice for Congregations in Pastoral Transition.
This document provides the minimum base compensation (salary) guidelines for pastors and rostered lay professional leaders. It was adopted by the 2012 Synod Assembly.
This document provides guidelines for sabbatical leave for pastors and rostered lay professional leaders. It was adopted by the 1990 Synod Assembly.
PLACE (Professional Leaders' Aid for Continuing Education) is the continuing education fund for professional leaders (pastors, associates in ministry, deaconesses, diaconal ministers) to which both the leaders and their employing agencies contribute.
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