Home » Resources

Resources

Church/School Employees

Employee Background Check: Finger-print based – mandated for ISBE recognized schools

Illinois State Police Criminal History – View Agency Link: Criminal History

AAIM (website) LCMS purchaser agreement for churches

Concordia Plan Services (website)

Employee Morals Policy (PDF) LCMS

Illinois Child Bereavement Leave Act 2016 (PDF)

Fair Labor Overtime Rules for Day Care and Preschools (PDF)

Personnel Resources (website) LCMS for job descriptions, performance appraisal, legal, financial, etc.

Reduction in Force (PDF) LCMS School Ministry 2010

Crisis Prevention / Management:

Active Shooter, How to Respond, Rev. 2/22/2018

FEMA – Developing High Quality Emergency Plans for Churches and for Schools Rev. 2/22/2018

Large-scale illness: preparing in advance – Centers for Disease Control Rev. 2/22/2018

LERT (Lutheran Early Response Teams) (website) Lutheran Church Charities training and deployment

Natural Disaster Response – contact Lutheran Church Charities,  866-455-6466

Pandemics Congregational Planning for Pandemics – LCMS World Relief and Human Care

Risk Management and Insurance – see LCMS Congregation Treasurer’s Manual

Church Administrator Resources:

Scroll also under School Administrator, Employment, Calling, etc.

AED Administrative Procedure / Automatic External Defibrillator (PDF) Rev. 2/22/2018

Church Administration (website) LCMS

Concordia Plan Services (website)

Congregational Offering Form 2020    Fill-in Format

Congregational Offering Form 2019    PDF Format    Fill-in Format

Congregational Offering/Payment Online Webpage

Constitutions and Bylaws of Lutheran Congregations (PDF) LCMS Guidelines 2012

Federal Labor Law required posters (website)

Financial Aid Form Church Work Students (PDF) deadlines June 30, December 31

Grant Applications – NID Endowment (PDF) deadline April 15; Missions – TNID Partnership Grants –  Submit request

Group Purchasing Agreement for LCMS churches, schools (website)

Marriage Policies for LCMS Member Congregations (PDF) LCMS 2016

Mileage Rate IRS 2020 (PDF)

Protecting Your Ministry Legal Guidelines (PDF) LCMS 2016

RSO organizations in NID (page link)

Salary evaluation tools

A tool has been released by Concordia Plans to assist congregations and schools in evaluation of salary information based on their particular location. This is very useful. Here is the link below:

To access the LCMS School tool
To access the LCMS Church tool

Sales Tax on Ministry Fundraisers (PDF)

Social Media Guidelines for Writing Policies (PDF) NID sample

Taxes – 2018

Treasurers’ Manual (website) LCMS

Congregational Offerings:

Congregational Offering Form 2020    Fill-in Format

Congregational Offering Form 2019    PDF Format    Fill-in Format

Congregational Offering/Payment Online Webpage

School Administrator Resources:

Scroll also under Church Administrator, Employment, Calling, etc.

Governing Manual for Lutheran Schools (LuthED.org)

Group Purchasing Agreement (website) LCMS

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

Planning Checklist for Administrators (PDF)

Salary evaluation tools

A tool has been released by Concordia Plans to assist congregations and schools in evaluation of salary information based on their particular location. This is very useful. Here is the link below:

To access the LCMS School tool
To access the LCMS Church tool

Sales Tax on Ministry Fundraisers (PDF)

Taxes – 2018

1 Shares