Resources for Congregations and Leaders
Resources to guide your congregation through the steps of a pastoral transition.
(If you need the password, please call the office or ask any staff member.)
The synod’s Minimum Compensation and Benefits Guidelines define the recommendations for...
There are so many ways to continue your education. Here you will find resources, links,...
Becoming a Pastor or Deacon.
Find job openings for congregations and ministry partners within the synod.
For congregational council leaders.
Congregational constitution resources in addition to the synod's constitution and more.
Forms + Reports
Due to the synod by February 15, 2024: Report to Bishop (all rostered ministers)...
Resources and opportunities for exploring and growing in your relationship with racial...
Boundaries and Misconduct
Information and reporting procedures for sexual abuse, misconduct, and harassment.
Committees, Tables, and Teams
Visit the Synod Council page here. Synod Council Committees: Personnel Committee...
Staff, congregation, pulpit supply, etc.
Synod Leader Grant Team
Sabbaticals, Seminary Scholarships, First Call Debt Reduction, and Continuing Ed Grant...
Policies, resources, and I-9 information.
First Call Theological Education
An annual event centered around synod business.
The Synod Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating one person for each position...
This annual prayer calendar includes all of the congregations of the Southeastern...
Ministry during a pandemic.
Rostered Leader Commitments
For All Rostered Leaders in the Southeastern Minnesota Synod
Often, the most important conversations are the hardest ones to have.
Archives and Recording
Holy Spirit Grants
The Holy Spirit Fund provides a way for the synod to come alongside congregations who are...
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