Congregation Constitution Information

The documents and links provided below will help church councils as they update and modify their congregation’s constitution so that the document is in compliance with ELCA Churchwide constitutional guidelines. Please note that all changes to a congregation’s constitution, except for mandatory updates resulting from ELCA Churchwide Assembly actions, must be reviewed and approved by the Southeastern Iowa Synod Constitution Committee. Send an electronic copy of the updated/revised constitution to Pastor Eric Carlson, Assistant to the Bishop at [email protected]. Please contact Pastor Carlson or the synod office at 319.338.1273 with questions.

Guide for Use of the Model Constitution for Congregations

For more information see the ELCA Office of the Secretary

Model Constitution for Congregations

Amendments to the Model Constitution for Congregations