Congregations & Church COuncils

Here you will find resources and information for congregational leaders.

Financial Resources

2024 Compensation Standards

2023 Compensation Standards

Part Time Ministry Salary Guidelines


Compensation & Benefits for a Pastor Guide (ENG)  (ESP)

Compensation & Benefits for a Pastor Form (ENG)  (ESP)

Compensation & Benefits  for a Deacon Guide (ENG)  (ESP)

Compensation & Benefits for a Deacon Form (ENG)  (ESP)


Mission Intent Form

Annual Report to the Bishop

Parochial Report A/C

(Due annually by February 15)

2022 Bishop's Annual Report  PDF   Word

2022 Bishop's Christmas Message  PDF   Word

Area Ministry Strategies

Some congregations have discovered that collaborating with neighboring churches to develop Area Ministry Strategies, gives them the resources and energy needed to serve in ministry in creative, sustainable ways.  

If your congregation is interested in learning more about this process, please contact the NW Synod's Director of Evangelical Mission, Rev. Erin Nelson.

715-859-6810 or