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Church/School Employees

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

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

Protect My Ministry (website) LCMS purchaser agreement for churches; not sufficient for schools in Illinois

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.

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 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 – The Gospel in Action submit inquiry

Group Purchasing Agreement for LCMS churches, schools (website)

Marriage Policies for LCMS Member Congregations (PDF) LCMS 2016

Mileage Rate IRS 2019 (PDF)

Protecting Your Ministry Legal Guidelines (PDF) LCMS 2016

RSO organizations in NID (page link)

Sales Tax on Ministry Fundraisers (PDF)

Social Media Guidelines for Writing Policies (PDF) NID sample

Taxes – 2018

Treasurers’ Manual (website) LCMS

Unemployment Insurance for Churches-Schools (PDF) NID 2018

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)

Sales Tax on Ministry Fundraisers (PDF)

Taxes – 2018