Conferences for Cooperative
Congregations of the Northeastern
Iowa Synod work interdependently in geographical areas to form the
11 Conferences for Cooperative Ministry. By sharing gifts and talents and tapping available resources, congregations can
creatively assist each other in their ministries.
Shared ministries of
stewardship, evangelism, youth, education, and social ministry are
initiated with gifts and resources available within the
congregations, synod, churchwide ministries, and agencies
and institutions of the church.
The Dean of the Rostered Persons in each Conference for Cooperative
Ministry shall be the liaison between conference-rostered persons
and the Office of the Bishop. The Dean shall be supportive of the
ministry of the synod and the ELCA and have a clear commitment to
collegial relations among rostered persons.
Dean Job Description
The Chaplain of a Conference for Cooperative Ministry, in
consultation with the Bishop's Office and the Board of Leadership in
Ministry, shall be entrusted with fostering pastoral care among the
rostered persons of the Conference and rostered persons'
families. The Chaplain shall have a clear concern for spiritual care
and be considered trustworthy and wise in pastoral matters.
Cedar River Conference
Mason City Conference
Prairie Grace Conference
Shepherd of the Hills
Upper Iowa River
Water of Life Conference