Pr. Marlaine Doidge invites congregations to complete their Statistical Reports (Forms A&C or Parochial Report) with her help.
To fill out these forms you must have your congregation ID number and password.
Passwords change from year to year. Congregation passwords can be found on the mailed form A (top right) or please call the synod office at 507-637-3904.
You can file electronically or by mail.
Call Maggie Berggren at the synod office at 507-637-3904 or email Maggie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know Bishop Jon and the synod ministers use congregation information from Forms A & C during the call process? This information provides insights about a congregation and the pastor serving, which can be especially helpful during planning and discerning throughout the call process. People considering your congregation will notice flat data and know the congregation has failed to complete their statistical reports.
Did you know completing Forms A & C is one of the requirements for receiving some synod grants? We are working to help you and your congregation, filling out these forms is one way you can help your larger church.
The Forms A & C (parochial reports) are historical records of our church body, and each congregation of the ELCA is asked to fill out these report forms annually. This data is crucial in knowing how we do church together. The ELCA also uses this data to assist in assessing the success of existing programs and in preparation of new resources for your congregation.
Normally your data will not make the synod’s trend report if it is not in by early April. We will spend staff and volunteer time following up to ask you to complete these reports.