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Ministry Networks
Ten Ministry Networks work collaboratively to further the ministry and mission of the church.



Register by May 13, 2014, for the early bird registration fee.

Registration Information Sheet PDF Format


Voting Member Registration Form PDF Format


Visitor Registration Form PDF Format


Resolution Submittal Form  PDF Format Submission deadline is 12 noon Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Calling a Bishop PDF Format
A guide to prepare for the 2014 Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly

2013 Synod Assembly Reports



Congregations of the Northeastern Iowa Synod


Supply Pastors & Compensation

2014 Minimum Compensation Guidelines PDF Format
Guidelines for compensation and benefits for rostered clergy and associates, non-rostered staff, and temporary ministries; clergy housing; sabbaticals; reviews, parsonage use; auto expense report.

Compensation Worksheet PDF Format

2014 Statement of Intent PDF Format

Mission Support Strategy PDF Format

Model Constitution for Congregations PDF Format


Amendments to the Model Constitution for Congregations PDF Format
Approved by the 2013 Churchwide Assembly

Guide for Use of the Model Constitution for Congregations PDF Format

Mission Planning Resources


Statement of Policy Regarding Sexual Misconduct PDF Format
By members of the clergy
and rostered lay persons
(booklet form)

How to Report Sexual Misconduct by Pastors or Other Rostered Persons PDF Format
2011 Brochure

Disaster Plan PDF Format
Action and communication plan for disaster mitigation and response


Northeastern Iowa Star
Monthly synod newsletter

Making a Difference
Features synod ministries twice a year




Gods Work. Our Blog.

A blog of the leaders and congregations of the Northeastern Iowa Synod, ELCA.

Northeastern Iowa Synod Facebook Page










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Retreat, relaxation and
renewal for persons in
ministry and their families.



Care of Creation
Colleague Group Leaders
Companion Synod-Hungary
Companion Synod-Namibia
Disaster Response

Global Mission
Home Life
LYO Leadership Team

Leadership & Support Ministries

Eight work teams and committees work with the Bishop to ensure that pastoral care and supportive relationships are available for pastors, associates in ministry, diaconal ministers and others engaged in the ministry of the church within this synod.

Candidacy Committee
Compensation Committee
Continuing Education Forums
Fall Theological Conference
First Call Education Committee
Life-Long Learning for Lutherans
Living Waters Retreat Centers
S.A.F.E. Ministry Team

Conferences for Cooperative Ministry

Congregations of the Northeastern Iowa Synod work interdependently in geographical areas to form 11 Conferences for Cooperative Ministry. By sharing gifts and talents with each other and tapping available resources, congregations can creatively assist each other in their ministries.

Read More: Conferences for Cooperative Ministry

Water of Life Conference (A)
Shepherd of the Hills Conference (B)
Jubilee Conference (C)
Conference D
Tree of Life Conference (E)

Riverside Conference (F)
Living Waters Conference (G)
Three River Conference (H)
Shechem Conference (I)

Stewardship & Mission Support
Resources to support and strengthen congregations and leaders in their life of discipleship, mission and stewardship. 

Read More: Stewardship & Mission Support


Youth & Family Ministry
Ideas, experiences, activities and other educational resources to help pass on the faith to children and families in their congregations.

Read More: Youth & Family Ministry Resources


Malaria Campaign
The Northeastern Iowa Synod joins the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and African companion churches in a global effort to prevent, treat and contain malaria by 2015.

Read More: Learn how synod members and congregations are supporting this life-saving project.


Disaster Response
Learn how the Northeastern Iowa Synod responded to recent disasters.

Read More: Response to Disasters


Lutheran Student Center
Outreach ministries for young adults and college students in the Northeastern Iowa Synod.

Read More: Lutheran Student Center


Support for Military Personnel
Resources for ministering to returning veterans and their families.

Read More:
Pastoral Care for Military Personnel

Synod Partnerships

The Northeastern Iowa Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia have been in a formal companion relationship since 1990.

Read More: Companion Synod Program

Partner Synod: South Carolina Synod

Campus Ministries
Wartburg College
Luther College
Lutheran Student Center at University of Northern Iowa
Lutheran Campus Ministry at Iowa State University
Lutheran Campus Ministry at University of Iowa

Read More: Campus Ministry ELCA

Social Ministry Agencies

Barnabas Uplift
Lutheran Services in Iowa

Outdoor Ministry Associations
EWALU Camp and Retreat Center
Ingham Lake  & Lake Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp
Lutheran Lakeside Camp Association
Riverside Bible Camp

Covenant Cluster Seminaries

Wartburg Theological Seminary
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Trinity Lutheran Seminary

Day of Renewal Meditations

March 14, 2013
"The Next 25 Years"  PDF Format
   by Dr. William Withers -- new ways of communicating and growing as congregations

March 31, 2011
"Seeing" PDF Format
   by Pastor Darrel Gerrietts, Assistant to the Bishop
"Medium, Media and Message"
   presentation by Erik Ullestad and Jake Bouma


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