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As this portal develops, we'll be adding more and more resources. Initially, we need to get some of the most pressing material posted. If there is something you would put in the pressing category, let us know.

ConnectionsIf you are looking for links to church camps, colleges & campus ministries, social ministries, or our auxiliaries, click on the "connections" button at right. You'll also find links to the search engines for congregations and for pastors and church workers.

In the meantime...

Congregational Budget Time?

Pastoral compensation guidelines for 2019 may be downloaded in PDF here.

The 2019 Mission Support Request & Pledge Form may be downloaded in PDF here.

Synod Assembly 2018

Synod Assembly 2018 is history. We are still compiling all the actions of the assembly. Check back in for a synopsis at our Click Synod Assembly page.

Updated Governing Documents

The Synod Constitution and Bylaw underwent twenty revisions this past Synod Assembly on top of the changes to the required provisions as determined by the last Churchwide Assembly. You can read the current documents here:

Parochial Report Form Available

Every congregation of the ELCA is required to complete the annual parochial report (Form A/C). This can be done on-line by clicking here.

Page for Pastors & Deacons

This is a new page with resources for those who are on the ELCA's rosters of ministers. If you are a pastor or deacon, you will find here, at present, the report forms for your annual report to the synod. Click here to access.

Supply Preachers/Presiders

If you need someone to lead worship services, click here. Two new names of ordained clergy have been added since the last update. Information is still being verified. If you notice an error, let us know.

LARCUMLARCUM 2019: "Christianity & Civil Government: History, Theology, & Implications (for Citizens, Pastors, and Institutions).""

The Lutheran-Anglican-Roman Catholic-United Methodist Conference will be held at John XXIII, Charleston, WV, September 9-11. The event is open to laity and clergy. If you are on facebook, "follow" the WV LARCUM page.

Bishop's Road Show

You can subscribe to the Bishop's Road Show by sending a blank e-mail to You can unsubscribe just as easily by sending a blank e-mail to The Road Show is an e-newsletter published irregularly---in other words, if there is something that seems important to share, we send out a Road Show.

What's coming to the web site?

We'll keep chugging away at this, building bit by bit until we have a full, functioning, perhaps not pretty, web site where you can find the resources and information you need. Expect tweaks in the format as pages get added.

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