If you have come here, you probably looking for a resource
of some bit of information. Why else would you have
entered through the...
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.
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
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.
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.
2019: "Christianity & Civil Government: History,
Theology, & Implications (for Citizens, Pastors, and
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
email@example.com. You can unsubscribe just
as easily by sending a blank e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.