Documents & Forms

For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. — Matthew 7:8

Leaders

Rostered Leader Reports to Synod Bishops

The Rostered Minister Reports to Synod Bishops are available here on the ELCA webpage. You will need to save the form on your computer before filling it out and sending it to the synod office. If you do not save it first, there will be problems sending it later. 

Please e-mail the completed forms to Heather Haynes at the synod office, hhaynes@mcselca.org.

Thank you.

INTERIM Ministry

MINISTRIES IN SPECIALIZED SETTINGS

Calls and Appointments to Ministries in Specialized Settings→ 

Synod Process | Guidelines For Call To Ministry in Special Settings→ 

MISCELLANEOUS 
 
 
 

Volunteer Expense Voucher→

ON LEAVE FORMS

Use these documents to apply for On Leave from Call status, and for annual reports and request for extensions. The forms are in PDF and may be filled out and e-mailed to the synod office. Save the forms using your last name. Save the document to your desktop before completing it.

ON LEAVE FROM CALL – FAMILY LEAVE

On Leave from Call Application – Family Leave→

On Leave from Call Annual Report  and Request for Renewal – Family Leave→

On Leave from Call Extension – Family Leave→

ON LEAVE FROM CALL – GRADUATE STUDY

On Leave from Call Application – Graduate Study→

On Leave from Call Annual Report and Request for Renewal – Graduate Study→

On Leave from Call Extension – Graduate Study→

ON LEAVE FROM CALL – UNDESIGNATED

On Leave from Call Application→

On Leave from Call Annual Report and Request for Renewal→

On Leave from Call Extension→

ON LEAVE FROM CALL – GUIDELINES

On Leave from Call Guidelines for Word and Sacrament→

On Leave from Call Guidelines for Word and Service→ 

RETIREMENT APPLICATION AND DISABILITY FORMS

Synod Assembly

BUDGET

Approved Budget 2020 Synod Assembly→

Approved Budget 2019 Synod Assembly→

Approved Budget 2018 Synod Assembly→

Approved Budget 2016 Synod Assembly→

Election Results For Churchwide Assembly

2019→

2016→

Report of Second Ballot For Vice President & Secretary→

Report of the Ecclesiastical Ballot for Bishop→

Report of the Second Ballot for Bishop→

Report of Regular Ballots 2017→

Report of First Generation Ballot 2015→

MEMORIALS & RESOLUTIONS

A Memorial Concerning Human Sexuality 2009→

Diakonia Annual Report June 2015→

Memorial From The Metropolitan Chicago Synod To The Elca Churchwide To Support The National Poor People’s Campaign 2018→

Memorial On African Descent Lutheran Black Lives Matter 2019→

Memorial On Gun Violence and Gun Policy 2019→ 

Memorial On Protecting Human Rights of Palestinian Children 2019→

Memorial On Suicide Prevention And Response 2009→

Memorial To Support The Adoption Of The Recommended Proposed 2 Social Statement: Faith, Sexism, And Justice: A Lutheran Call To Action 2019→

Minutes

2018 – 31st Annual Synod Assembly→

2017 – 30th Annual Synod Assembly→

2016 – 29th Annual Synod Assembly→

2015 – 28th Annual Synod Assembly→

2014 – 27th Annual Synod Assembly→

Misc

Prayers for the Middle East→

Round-robin Congregational Auditing→

Reports

Report on the 32nd Annual Assembly→

Report on the 30th Annual Assembly→

Report on the 29th Annual Assembly→

Report on the 28th Annual Assembly→

Resolutions

Resolution On Bread For The World→

Resolution For Criminal Justice→

Resolution On Dealing With Depression And Intentional Death (Or 2 Suicide) In Our Churches→

Resolution On Gun Violence and Gun Policy 2019→

Resolution On Gun Violence and Gun Policy 2018→

Resolution On Hunger→

Resolution On U. S. Government Aid To State Of Israel→

Resolution To Reactivate Lutheran Advocacy Illinois→

Resolution To Support ELCA World Hunger→

Resolution To Support The Adoption Of The Recommended Proposed Social Statement: Faith, Sexism, And Justice: A Lutheran Call To Action 2019→

Resolution To Support The Illinois Poor People’s Campaign 2018→

Resolution Security for Holy Land  01-13→

News Releases and Statements

Reconciling In Christ (RIC)

The Metropolitan Chicago Synod is a Reconciling in Christ Synod.

What does this mean?