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West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod

Congregations Page
  • Supply Preachers
  • Polity (Congregational Constitutions, Synod Committees, etc.)
  • Parochial Report (Form A & C)
  • Congregational Finance
    • Pastoral Compensation Guidelines
    • Mission Support Forms
  • Seed Planted Mission Grants
  • Workshops & Presentations
  • Mission Support
  • Clergy Compensation
Clergy Page
  • Rostered Leader Report to Bishop
  • Pastoral Compensation Package
  • Rostered Leader Debt Reduction
  • Continuing Education
On This Page
  • Education for Clergy & Laity
  • Bishop's Page
  • Polity Page
  • Contact Info & Communications Page
  • Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church

If you are looking for forms, resource documents, or announcements, check out our pages for congregations and pastors & deacons. The table below lists some of the things you will find. If you are looking for something that isn't found on either page (other than general synod stuff that, for know, is on this page), drop us a line (at porter@wv-wmd.org) with your suggestion or request.

ConnectionsIf you are looking for links to church camps, colleges & campus ministries, social ministries, or our auxiliaries, click on the "connections" button at right. You'll also find links to the search engines for congregations and for pastors and church workers.

Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church

Churchwide Assembly 2022 adopted a memorial calling for the creation of a commission to work on the restructuring of the ELCA with an eye to a reconstituting convention. This could mean major changes for how the ELCA does its work. Many don't think constitutions are very interesting, but they are the rules by which we "play the game," and the rules can make it easier or harder to play that game. Learn more at our CRLC page.

Contact Info & Communications Page

We've moved all the contact info and links to things like the DEM Facebook page to the new Contact Info & Communications page.

Education for Clergy & Laity

We've done some reorganizing, gathering all the stuff related to educational offerings for both clergy (continuing ed) and laity on one page. Visit our Education page to explore what's been offered at the moment.

Synod Council

The most recent actions of Synod Council are posted here.

Synod Assembly

The pages for Synod Assembly 2023 are on-line. Get information on logistics, reporting, exhibiting, and engaging in legislation here.

Bishop's Page

A bio of the Bishop as well as links to various things he's written from pastorals to book reviews. Click here to visit the Bishop's Page.

Polity Page

It came up at Synod Council whether there was a master list for all the committee appointees. Yes and no. An unofficial list is maintained, but we've never had a public list for ad hoc committee appointees. Standing committees have been listed in the Pre-Assembly Bulletin of Reports, but that quickly becomes outdated. So, we've set up a polity page on which all the committees are listed (along with their membership). We'll do our best to keep this current. Click here to check it out.


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Last update: 17 January 2023