Legislation Changes from the 2016 Churchwide Assembly
APPROVED BY ASSEMBLY
Worship Supply Fees- Updated 2016
2017 Compensation Guidelines- Rostered Leaders
2018 Compensation Guidelines- Rostered Leaders
2014 Synod Compilation Report
Mission Support Formula
2015 Synod Budget
2016 Standard Mileage Rates
2015 Synod Audit
2016 Book of Proceedings
2017 Book of Proceedings
The FBI and FEMA released information in 2014 called
"Guide for Developing HighQuality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship"
This guide provides houses of worship with information regarding emergency operations planning for the spectrum of threats and hazards they may face. It discusses actions that may be taken before, during, and after an incident in order to reduce the impact on property and any loss of life and it encourages every house of worship to develop an EOP.
Click here for Guide
How are your Mission Support Dollars used?
Click here to see breakdown and explanations.
Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in PA works with the NWPA Synod primarily in the form of the hunger team and the care for creation group. Click to learn more.
Building Trust and Protecting God's Children: Policies for Safety in the Church
The Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod, to further our strong mission to create a world which is fundamentally safe for our children, youth, and families and their faith formation, will make every reasonable effort to protect our children from abuse. We will do so through prayer, education, and the adoption and promotion of policies for safety in the Church.
Abuse and harassment are violations of the faith shared by this Church. Accordingly, the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod will maintain official policies and procedures to promote prevention of any future instances of abuse, appropriate intervention into alleged incidences of abusive behavior, and care for all involved.
Development and adoption of policies will require time, study, discussion, and prayer. This process will take place in three phases. The first phase has been approved by the synod in assembly. The second phase has been approved by the synod council and will be voted on by the synod in assembly in June of 2005.
Please feel free to download the first 2 phases and some sample forms.
DOWNLOAD PA Child Abuse Clearance form
Link for online clearances form.
PA Child Abuse LINK.
State Police LINK
Changes in Pennsylvania Law Pertaining to Child Abuse With Passage of House Bill
No. 435 on October 22, 2014
God might be calling God’s people to examine what has a claim on our attention. Where is our energy being drawn? – Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton
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