governing docs & reports

2022 Version

Synod Constitution & Bylaws

The June 2022 edition of the Metro D.C. Synod Constitution and Bylaws were approved at the 2022 Synod Assembly.

2022 Constitution
2022 Version

Synod Constitution & Bylaws

Below is the Metro D.C. Synod Constitution and Bylaws which were approved at the 2022 Synod Assembly.

2022 Constitution

Stewarding Financial Resources of the Church

Through responsibly organized and managed financial resources, we are able to support and carry out the work of the church in our local communities and around the world. Check on the links to the right for the recent synod spending plan, compensation guidelines, and financial resources for congregations.

Protecting Those in the Care of the Church

The church should be a safe place where people can worship, learn, work, love and receive care in a manner that is free from sexual misconduct. All forms of sexual misbehavior by rostered ministers and lay leaders are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

2022 Ministry Reports

2022 Ministry Reports

Office of the Bishop Reports

The synod staff provided video and written reports for the 2022 Synod Assembly which can be viewed below.

Play Video

Resolutions & Memorials Over the Years

Each year during the synod assembly gathering, resolutions and memorials are proposed and voted on. Below is a link to all of the resolutions and memorials that have been reviewed during synod assembly since 2012.

Synod and ELCA Resolutions and Memorials List