Constitution & Bylaws

Constitutions, Bylaws & Continuing Resolutions

Current Congregational & Synod

Congregational constitutions are kept on file at the Synod Office. Please check the congregational constitution report to make sure we have a current electronic (PDF or Word) copy on file.



Congregational Constitution Changes
ELCA provides the following resources for Congregations to update and maintain current Constitutions, Bylaws & Continuing Resolutions.
Changes must be reviewed and approved by Synod Council and filed with the Synod Office. Congregational constitutions are received the link below, reviewed by Rev. Ray Tiemann and approved by Synod Council in February, May and September. Please submit your constitution changes for review before you hold a congregational vote. This allows for any changes/corrections to be made prior to congregational consideration. Submissions must be received a month prior to Synod Council meeting in order to be considered for review.


The Southwestern Texas Synod is part of Region 4 of the ELCA-Brandmark
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