Our synod constitution exists to ensure that our common work and life together follow the principles of good governance. The constitution lays out the history, purpose, and governance of this synod. This includes rules about synod assembly, amendments, bylaws, and resolutions, as well as the purpose and rules of the governing bodies of this synod.
Read the Constitution
The most recent adoption of the synod’s revised constitution occurred in August 2023. Download the current constitution.
If you would like to read the ELCA’s constitution, it is available at www.elca.org/constitution.
Information about the ELCA’s most recent Model Constitution for Congregations may be found on the ELCA website at https://www.elca.org/about/churchwide/office-of-the-secretary/congregations.
Questions about updating your congregation’s constitution can be directed to Carol Youngman at firstname.lastname@example.org.