Resource Documents

If you don't find what you're looking for below, call the English District office: 800-755-9335.

The Parish Paper (9/2016)

What Keeps Congregations from Implementing New Ideas?

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Protecting Your Ministry (From Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Lawsuits)

Synod provides legal guide amid increased intrusions

Attached is a booklet which is the result of a collaborative partnership between the LCMS and Alliance Defending Freedom. "Protecting Your Ministry (From Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Lawsuits)" is a legal guide for LCMS congregations, schools and ministries. Please read through this entire booklet carefully to understand the full scope of the issues and how you can protect various ministries.

The Parish Paper (8/2016)

Multiple Roads to a Multicultural Congregation

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The Parish Paper (7/2016)

When Charity Brings Anything But Relief

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The Parish Paper (6/2016)

Making Congregations Greener

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The Parish Paper (5/2016)

How Do New People Hear about Your Church?

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Nomination Form for Doctor of Divinity

Download form to your computer or fill out and print. Return to Bishop Hardy by May 10, 2016.

The Parish Paper (4/2016)

How to Deal with Church Conflict

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The Parish Paper (3/2016)

What Numbers Matter for Congregations? Lessons from Five-Year Trends

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The Parish Paper (2/2016)

The Payday Lending Crisis: What Can Congregations Do?

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The Parish Paper (1/2016)

How Ministry Teams Get Things Done

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Conflict of Interest Statement

Conflict of Interest statement for board members and staff

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Witness & Outreach Sentences Word Doc

Witness and Outreach Sentences for 2015 from the English District Evangelization Committee

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