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 be done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the ELCA.

Resource Documents


Council_Officers_Job_Descriptions Financial_Best_Practices_for_Congregations_Presentation

Installation of Congregation Council (or other elected leaders)



NC Synod Conflict Management

Bishop’s Reflection on Conflict

Core Values devotionals for councils

Second Core Values devotional

Discussion guide for Core Values-Generosity

First Core Values devotional

Discussion guide for Core Values-Christ Centered