Annual Reports

Submit Forms A & C

If you are ready to submit Forms A & C to the ELCA, please click below.

To assist with preparation of the Annual Congregational Reports for 2021, please reference the information below. If you are ready to submit your Forms A & C, please click the Submit Forms button above. 

Annual Rostered Minister's Report to the Synod Bishop

All Rostered Ministers, whether in a call, on leave from call or retired, must submit an annual report to the Synod Bishop by February 15. 

Congregational Transition Resources

Administrative Resources

Completion of background check required of all adults working with youth at synodical events. Send this form to the synod office to the attention of Katharyn Wheeler. 

Review our Background Check Policy (7/5/16 update). Fees associated with a Background Check will be determined based on individual factors. 

Direct questions to or 202-417-3678.

Compensation guidelines for rostered ministers, including supply pastors and musicians.

You can view and download the following forms from Portico Benefit Services: 

  • Change of Call Report
  • End of Call Notification
  • Rollover forms for ELCA Retirement Plan

Access Portico Benefits EmployerLink Site Here.

If you have a request for a synod staff member to visit your congregation or event, please complete this engagement form that will help them to prepare and arrive on time.  The synod policy is that all congregations/ministries requesting the attendance of a synod staff member complete this engagement form and send all materials at least two weeks in advance of the event for final confirmation of the attendance of the staff person.

View Engagement Memo/Information

Complete Staff Engagement Form Here

2021 Statement of Intent

Please submit a statement of intent for 2021 of your congregation’s expected tithe to the Synod. Your financial commitment helps us to live out our mission together. Thank you for your partnership with the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod and the ELCA.

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