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Congregational Resources from the Rocky Mountain Synod & ELCA Churchwide Organization

In this area, you’ll find a number of resources that may be helpful to congregations and their various ministries.

Some of the resources in this section have been produced and released by the ELCA churchwide office, and are therefore automatically approved by the RMS for use within the synod. 

The remainder of the resources in this section are provided by the Congregational Ministries Board (CMB) in collaboration with the Office of the Bishop of the Rocky Mountain Synod, and have been approved by the Synod Council, with the goal of providing information, best practices, and guidance as appropriate. These resources have been produced specifically with ELCA RMS congregations in mind, through a period of research, analysis, and development. Generally, these resources are accompanied by additional guidance on tailoring and implementing them in a local congregational setting. If you have questions about any of these resources, please reach out to Sarah Moening.

If you have any great resources you’d like to share, or would like to see resources added for a particular topic, please contact Erin Power.

Worship

  • CAN WE TALK? Engaging Worship and Culture
    A guide to encourage and accompany conversations about worship and culture in your content, relating to the 1996 Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture from the Department for Theology and Studies of the Lutheran World Federation. From the ELCA Churchwide Organization. 2016. 

Stewardship and Financial Matters

RMS Guidelines

  • Part-Time Ministry Guidelines *NEW*
    This document provides congregations and rostered ministers with important topics of consideration regarding
    part-time ministry.

Misc. Administration