Treasurer & Financial Secretary Resources
Congregational Remittance Questions
Contact Joy Hacker at email@example.com or 330.550.6642
NEW FOR 2021 CONGREGATION MISSION SUPPORT REMITTANCES
2021 Congregation Remittance Form-Word Doc
2021 Congregation Remittance Form-PDF
Make checks payable to: SOUTHERN OHIO SYNOD
Please send Mission Support Checks & Remittance Forms to:
Southern Ohio Synod
PO Box 0604
Lewis Center, OH 43035
Southern Ohio Synod Gift Policy
The Southern Ohio Synod Finance Team encourages churches to use this policy as a starting point for your own congregation gift policy. We also encourage you to designate a portion of major gifts for the Synod. Such gifts are welcome and needed in addition to regular mission support since the SOS routes 40% of our Mission & Ministry receipts to the ELCA.
SOS Synod Gift Policy 1 22 2020
W-2 Instructions for Clergy
Joy Hacker, CPA shares step-by-step instructions to complete a W-2 form for clergy.
Budget Template (Excel spreadsheet)
Giving Comparison Template (Excel spreadsheet)
Resources from ELCA Website
‘Choose Congregations tab’ – http://www.elca.org/Resources/Financial
Apply for 501c3 ELCA Congregational Tax Exemption by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource from Portico Benefit Services
Federal Reporting Requirements for Churches
IRS Forms Commonly Used by Congregations
Change of Address or Responsible Party--Business (Form 8822-B)
Application for Employer Identification Number (Form SS-4)
Instructions for Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number
Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Instructions for Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers (Publication 517)
Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations (Publication 1828)
Ohio Secretary of State Forms Commonly Used by Congregations
Continued Existence of Nonprofit Corporation (Form 522)
Statutory Agent Update (Form 521)
Other forms are available at http://www.sos.state.oh.us. Links to forms are located under Business Services at the bottom of the homepage.
Technology for Congregations -- http://www.elca.org/resources/information-technology
The documents and links provided below will help church councils as they update and modify their congregation's constitution so that the document is in compliance with ELCA Churchwide constitutional guidelines.
Congregational Constitutions-ELCA Website
Helpful Hints for Congregational Constitution Updates
Please note that all changes to a congregation's constitution, except for mandatory updates resulting from ELCA Churchwide Assembly actions, must be reviewed and approved by the Southern Ohio Synod Constitution Committee. Send an electronic copy of the updated/revised constitution to Pr. Bob Abrams, email@example.com, AND a hard copy to Pr. Abram's attention at the synod office, 300 S. 2nd St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Please contact the synod office at 614.464.3532 with questions.
ELCA World Hunger -- http://www.elca.org/hunger
Foundation Center -- http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/nonprofits
Grants.gov -- http://www.grants.gov
Mission Investment Fund -- http://www.mif.elca.org/sites/default/files/content/MIF%20%20Grants%20General%20Guidelines.pdf
We Raise Foundation formerly Wheatridge Ministries -- weraise.org