Administrative Resources - Congregations
For Rostered Leaders
Administrative Resources - Leaders
Health and Pension - Portico
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
For Ministry Partnerships
Congregations in Transition
Congregational Call Process Information
Call Process Documents
The Office of the Secretary receives annual congregation reports (Forms A and C), which are used to update the parochial statistics of the ELCA. The data provided is beneficial to the church in many ways.
The online filing system for the A&C forms is up and running. To begin, please go to A & C login, login with Congregation ID and password. You should have received your login numbers and instructions. If not or if they have been misplaced, call the synod office at 712-732-4968 and Julie can help you with these numbers.
Congregational Leadership Directory
Congregations need to go in separately to update their Congregational Leadership Directory. Go to the link here; login with Congregation ID and password. They can add, edit, or delete entries to update their leadership. ELCA requests all have an email address to make sure leaders receive electronic communications.
Mission Support Letter of Intent Forms
We are also in need of your congregation's Letter of Intent form. Mission Support Letter of Intent forms were included with your last giving statement mailing. A blank form is available by clicking on this link. Our budget is based on expected support, and the auditors do look at forms returned.
On the reverse side of the mailed form, is a congregational leadership form to also be completed for the synod. This will assist the synod to target audiences for specific communications. That form is available here and as a pdf below.
Please send the completed forms to the Western Iowa Synod Mission Center at 318 E Fifth St., Storm Lake, IA 50588. You can also email it to Kay at email@example.com.
Thank you for your partnership!!
Sexual Misconduct Policy & Appendix A
The Western Iowa Synod (“Synod”) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (“ELCA”) is committed to preventing sexual misconduct within the church and to responding with justice and compassion when such misconduct occurs. This Statement of Policy describes how the Synod intends to fulfill these commitments. The Synod recognizes that responding to allegations of sexual misconduct requires determination, sensitivity, flexibility, respect and care for all persons affected, including the victim, the rostered person, their families and friends, the congregation, the synod, and the whole church. This policy is intended to provide a framework for guidance in dealing with these cases while preserving the Synod’s discretion to treat each person and each case in the manner necessitated by differing facts, circumstances, and the needs of those affected.