Congregational Resources in the time of a pandemic and more



Worship & Music

All Creation Sings: Augsburg Fortress | YouTube
Hymns Unto God: Complete Public Domain Hymn List
Copyright Webinar | Handout
Resources for Musicians
Your Copyright Questions Answered 
Worship Companion: Ash Wednesday - Day of Pentecost

Security Guidance

Federal Resources for Faith Based Organizations

Guidance for Live Streaming

Hybrid Church

Webinar Series

July 26 Recording | MP4 | Slides | Chat Log
August 2 Recording | Slides | Chat Log | Resources
August 9 Recording | MP4 | Slides | Chat Log
August 16 Recording | MP4 | Slides | Chat Log
August 23 Recording | MP4 | Slides | Chat Log | Closing Benediction

Join in the Facebook Hybrid Church Webinar Closed Group to continue having conversations around Hybrid Church.  Feel free to contact the Presenters with any questions you may have: Pastor Dave Daubert | Deacon Kenny Champagne | John Roberto

Giving & Financial Tools

ELCA Recommended Giving Vendors
GSB Fundraising
Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest
Synod's Gift Acceptance Policy

Synod Online Giving Handout

Congregation Remittance Form

ELCA Protecting Offerings Handout

Considering Closing

Closing and Leaving a Legacy Video

The Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest is our ministry partner who can help you navigate
how best to optimize your legacy giving. The synod office is your ministry partner as you
consider this. We want to walk with you. Please contact us at or 830-379-9900 so we can walk with you in this process.


Recommendations for Congregation Secretaries

Portico Benefit and Financial Resources
Compensation & Benefit Calculator - Contact the Office of the Bishop
Social Security & Medicare Tax Allowance
Housing Allowance

ELCA Congregational Finance Resources
Resource for Church Tax & Law
501c3 Status/Tax Exemption
ELCA Forms and Documents for Group Tax
Tax Status & Exemptions
Group Ruling
Texas state tax exemption application
Texas state tax exemption verification

Compensation Guidelines


Constitution, Bylaws and Continuing Resolutions