Issue 42 of Administration Matters

Serving on your Congregation Council
Looking for leadership position descriptions for Congregation Council and officers? Here are some suggestions that could be added to your congregation’s bylaws. They can also be presented as covenants to sign. >More

Don’t get burned by a roofing contractor
Need roof repairs or replacement? Be careful. Here are several important ideas for getting the job done safely and professionally. >More

Congregational mission planning
As people of faith, we trust that God is doing a new thing in the world and we long to be part of this work. Mission planning is the process of discovering how your congregation is called to live as the body of Christ. Equipping congregations to create mission plans is one of the highest priorities of our church. On this page, you’ll find resources that have been created across the ELCA as well as by other sources to help your ministry create a mission plan that fits your gifts and context. >More

Prepare for Portico’s 2016 annual enrollment
It’s time for your organization to consider which ELCA-Primary health benefit option to provide in 2016. Use your congregation’s Custom Comparison Report on EmployerLink to determine which option will best meet the needs of your plan members, your organization, and the ministry you share. >More

Church rain gardens help control flooding, improve watershed quality
Rain gardens are not only an attractive addition to your church property, but are also good for the local watershed. They mimic nature in places where pavement gets in the way and assist in keeping water away from church structures. >More

Make beautiful music with a well-maintained pipe organ
Pipe organ music can uplift a congregation, but the instruments are complex mechanisms that need regular maintenance. >More