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Resources for Churches

Transition Manual

This manual is designed to help congregations move into God’s future for them and provide the necessary steps and resources for the intentional transition work as well as the call process. The office of the bishop and the congregation will work closely together toward the goal of clarifying the missional direction and finding the right pastor, deacon, or synod authorized lay minister who can participate with you in the mission to which the Spirit is calling you. 

Transitions Manual 2021 OR

2021 Annual Congregational Meeting Resources

2021 Congregational Meeting Letter from the Bishop

2020 Annual Report Cover – Single Pages

2020 Annual Report Cover – Spreads

2021 OR Care and Compensation Guidelines

Virtual Meetings

Tracking Attendance Resource

Electronic meetings

Parochial Reports


ELCA form A & C

If you need your congregational ID and/or password, contact Jemae at the synod office


OR Constitution – Jan 2021

ELCA model constitutions

Church Council

Council officers job descriptions

Online Giving Resources

Congregational Resources for Giving

Congregation Member Resources for Giving

Mission Support Plans

Mission Support Statment of Intent form-fillable

Internal Church Directory

For use by rostered leaders and church staff.  Login credentials are emailed individually by CRTN.  Login page.

Current Pulpit Supply List

Retiring Clergy


Separation Ethics in the Oregon Synod