Congregations are centers for mission where people of faith celebrate, learn, and connect with one another and others around the world through service and weekly worship. The Congregation Council is an elected body of the congregation which has oversight of the life of the congregation, including its worship life, to the end that everything is done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the ELCA.

Webinars and Recordings

Council President Course – Meets on Sundays, November 1, 8, 15, 22 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Council Presidents’ webinar recording, September 14, 2020

Preschools webinar recording, July 22, 2020

Re-Gathering webinar recording, June 2, 2020

Stewardship webinar recording, May 26, 2020

Congregational Treasurers’ webinar recording, May 18, 2020

Council Presidents’ webinar recording, May 3, 2020

Congregational Treasurers’ webinar recording, April 14, 2020

Council Presidents’ webinar recording, April 6, 2020

Council Presidents’ webinar recording, January 2020

Resource Documents

FAQ Congregational Meetings, Fall 2020

Congregational_Treasurers_Financial_And_Accounting_Guide

Council_Officers_Job_Descriptions Financial_Best_Practices_for_Congregations_Presentation

Installation of Congregation Council (or other elected leaders)

Internal_Control_Best_Practices

Model_Constitution_for_Congregations_2019

NC Synod Conflict Management

Bishop’s Reflection on Conflict

Core Values devotionals for councils

First Core Values devotional

Discussion guide for Core Values-Christ Centered


Second Core Values devotional

Discussion guide for Core Values-Generosity


Third Core Values devotional

Discussion guide for Core Values-Relationship


Fourth Core Values devotional

Discussion guide for Core Values-Reconciliation