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ELCA DRAFT Social Statement on Women and Justice

The ELCA Task Force on Women and Justice: One in Christ invites you to read and evaluate the “Draft of a Social Statement on Women and Justice.” To learn more about social statements and how they’re created, check out our FAQ. Receiving input from all spheres of the church is essential to create a strong social statement.

Click here to download a digital copy of the draft.

How do I respond? You can find a response form in the back of the printed copy of the draft, also located online at bit.ly/womenandjusticedraft. General email comments can be sent here. You can also attend a hearing to respond verbally to a representative of the task force. Responses that reference line numbers from the draft itself will help the task force quickly identify your area of affirmation or concern.

What is the timeframe? The task force will read and analyze all responses submitted by Sept. 30, 2018.

What happens next? Members of the task force will review each response and consider what they have heard when they begin to prepare the “Proposed Social Statement” in the fall of 2018. The proposed social statement will go to the ELCA Church Council in the spring of 2019. A recommended proposed statement will be considered by the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. A two thirds vote is required for approval.

Learn more about this Social Statement HERE.

Congregational Resources

AnnualReportCoverPages2017 (These report covers can be used for your upcoming Congregational meetings.  Printed covers are also available to order HERE)

Annual Parochial Report

Compensation Guidelines:

Disaster Preparation & Response

2018 ADMINISTRATIVE HANDBOOK FOR CONGREGATION COUNCILS

Mission Insite Start-up     Core View     Community View     Fusion View

Model-Congregation-Constitution-2016

Amendments-to-the-Congregation-Model-Constitution-2016

Model Constitution in Spanish & Other Administrative Matters

The Parish Paper

Transitions/Call Process

Youth Ministry

Resources for Closing and Leaving a Legacy (from the Southwestern Texas Synod)