Updating church structure
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Since our beginning in 1988, the ELCA has been one church body organized in three expressions — congregations, synods and the churchwide organization.
Each expression has its particular functions but all three together share a common mission of doing God’s work in the world and proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ.
Together, they ensure a solid foundation of leadership, active involvement in communities, opportunities for dialogue and diverse perspectives, creative partnerships, and support for members and ministries of the ELCA. The churchwide organization’s work and functions are guided by the Churchwide Assembly, the Church Council and four elected officers.
The churchwide organization is based out of the Lutheran Center in Chicago and functions with the ELCA’s 65 synods and nearly 10,000 congregations across the 50 states, Caribbean and U. Its staff and elected officers work at the Lutheran Center and in other locations around the world serving as administrators, advisors, conveners, partners and resource people for the ELCA and its ministries.
Provinces of Boston and Hartford; Eparchy of Stamford and Eparchy for Melkites. Region IV: Includes the states of Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia.
Provinces of Atlanta, Baltimore, Miami, Washington, and the Military Archdiocese.
Provinces of Denver, Santa FE, part of San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and El Paso. Includes the Archdiocese of Miami, Diocese of Orlando, Diocese of Palm Beach, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Diocese of St.
This manual below is a sample which can be used as a guide when developing your own church policy and procedures.