Congregation Resources

Call Document

Call documents for ordained and commissioned ministers were revised, effective July 1, 2014. If you are issuing a call, please make sure you have downloaded the most current document. Contact either Karen, 414-464-8100, ext. 743, (ordained) or Robin, 414-464-8100, ext. 741 (commissioned) at the District office for the username and password.

Commitment Form

Congregation’s mission and ministry commitment form for District and Synod.

Concordia Plan Services

This page features the latest updates from Concordia Plan benefit consultant, Maureen Schneider. It is intended to be a resource for all churches and schools who are using the Concordia Health Plan. If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate Concordia Plan benefit consultant. Complete contact information and healthcare updates can be found at this link:

Concordia Plan Resources and Updates

Presentation by Maureen Schneider, Benefit Consultant with Concordia Plan Services, at the SWD New Teacher Orientation, 8/12/16. The presentation covers plans, benefits, etc.

Video Presentation

Congregation Constitution & Bylaws

Congregations cannot become members of The Lutheran Church—Missouri synod until their constitutions and bylaws have been approved by a constitution committee of a District of the Synod. Any constitution or bylaw amendments must also have that approval before becoming operative. Click on the resource link below for the sample.

Congregation Officers

To help us better communicate with the officers of your congregation, we would like you to fill out this form annually with the names and addresses of the chairpersons of the listed positions at your congregation.

Congregation Remittance Form

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Critical Incident Stress Management – The South Wisconsin CISM team consists of clergy, educators, and mental health professionals and peer support individuals drawn from congregations, schools, and agencies of our District. Team members receive ongoing education and special training in CISM and related areas. Some of them are also affiliated with local teams.

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Disaster Relief

District Articles of Incorporation & Bylaws

South Wisconsin District bylaws updated 8/1/12.

Electronic Giving Enrollment Form

To schedule gifts for automatic withdrawal from your bank account, complete this PDF form and fax or mail it to the South Wisconsin District office. For best stewardship, we invite you to make your mission and ministry gift securely online. Visit the online giving page to learn more and begin creating your account.

Group Purchasing Agreement

LCMS purchasing program link.

Handbook 2013 - LCMS

LCMS Constitution, Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation

Mandatory Reporters

Child information gateway see page 57-58 for Wisconsin

Protect My Ministry

pmm-logo3Protect My Ministry can help you reduce risk by filling the gaps in your risk management strategy. With thousands of ministries served across all fifty states we are committed to helping faith-based organizations maintain a safe environment, so they can focus on fulfilling their mission.

Salary Guidelines/Suggested Schedule

Compensation guidelines are designed to encourage fair compensation within the pastoral, teaching and related ministries. Includes daycare/preschool workers.

SWD Financial Reports

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Treasurers Manual

This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. “Get resource” goes to the manual on the LCMS website.

Wisconsin Law

On Dec. 20, 2005, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed Senate Bill 174 into law. The statute allows clergy members to bring small amounts of wine into a correctional facility and to distribute reasonable amounts of wine to inmates as part of a religious service.

LCMS Resources