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Index of September 2015 issue

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...

Index of the July 2015 Issue

Issue 41 of Administration Matters 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering live stream The 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering is happening in Detroit right now, July 15-19. You can be part of this witness to God’s redeeming cycle of life-death-life a​gain (Christ has...

Index of the May 2015 Issue

Issue 40 of Administration Matters ELCA Youth Gathering Registration for the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering closes today, May 15. 30,000 youth and adult volunteers will “Rise Up Together” with the people of Detroit to create something new in Jesus’ name....

Index of the March 2015 Issue

Issue 39 of Administration Matters ​Health insurance premium reimbursement payment plans Health insurance premium reimbursement (non-employer coverage) reporting requirements have changed, and if applicable to your setting, non-compliance could result in fines of $100/day per employee. >more Prep work key...

Index of the January 2015 Issue

​Five things to remember about clergy housing allowance Clergy housing allowance has been in the news and guidance for proper handling of the allowance is unique. Here are five items to help congregations and clergy administer the allowance in compliance...

Index of the November 2014 Issue

Issue 37 of Administration Matters Congregations rethink the tradition of gift-giving with ELCA Good Gifts The average American spends over $700 on Christmas gifts each year. But when we think about the best gifts we have given or received, it...