Treasurer & Financial Secretary Resources
Congregational Remittance Questions
Contact Joy Hacker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330.550.6642
NEW FOR 2020 CONGREGATION MISSION SUPPORT REMITTANCES
Make checks payable to: SOUTHERN OHIO SYNOD
Starting February 1, 2020 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.
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 email@example.com
Resource from Portico Benefit Services
IRS Forms Commonly Used by Congregations
Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations (Publication 1828)
Ohio Secretary of State Forms Commonly Used by Congregations
You may also access these and other forms directly 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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