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Employee Background Check: Finger-print based – mandated for ISBE recognized schools

Illinois State Police Criminal History – View Agency Link: Criminal History

AAIM (website) LCMS purchaser agreement for churches

Concordia Plan Services (website)

Employee Morals Policy (PDF) LCMS

Illinois Child Bereavement Leave Act 2016 (PDF)

Illinois on-line training concerning sexual harassment (Due December 31, 2020)

Fair Labor Overtime Rules for Day Care and Preschools (PDF)

Personnel Resources (website) LCMS for job descriptions, performance appraisal, legal, financial, etc.

Reduction in Force (PDF) LCMS School Ministry 2010

Church Administrator Resources:

Scroll also under School Administrator, Employment, Calling, etc.

AED Administrative Procedure / Automatic External Defibrillator (PDF) Rev. 2/22/2018

Alliance Defending Freedom

Letter to congregations (Updated 8/6/2020)

E-Book

2020 Election Guide

Church Administration (website) LCMS

Concordia Plan Services (website)

Congregational Offering Form 2020    Fill-in Format

Congregational Offering/Payment Online Webpage

Congregation’s End-of-year Statistics 2020

How congregations should track attendance

LCMS Congregation Statistics – Field Definitions

Constitutions and Bylaws of Lutheran Congregations (PDF) LCMS Guidelines 2012

Federal Labor Law required posters (website)

Financial Aid Form Church Work Students (PDF) deadlines June 30, December 31

Grant Applications – NID Endowment (PDF) deadline April 15; Missions – NID Partnership Grants –  Submit request

Group Purchasing Agreement for LCMS churches, schools (website)

Illinois on-line training concerning sexual harassment (Due December 31, 2020)

Marriage Policies for LCMS Member Congregations (PDF) LCMS 2016

Mileage Rate IRS 2020 (PDF)

Protecting Your Ministry Legal Guidelines (PDF) LCMS 2016

RSO organizations in NID (page link)

Salary evaluation tools

A tool has been released by Concordia Plans to assist congregations and schools in evaluation of salary information based on their particular location. This is very useful. Here is the link below:

To access the LCMS School tool
To access the LCMS Church tool

Sales Tax on Ministry Fundraisers (PDF)

Social Media Guidelines for Writing Policies (PDF) NID sample

Taxes – 2018

Treasurers’ Manual (website) LCMS

School Administrator Resources:

Scroll also under Church Administrator, Employment, Calling, etc.

Governing Manual for Lutheran Schools (LuthED.org)

Group Purchasing Agreement (website) LCMS

Illinois on-line training concerning sexual harassment (Due December 31, 2020)

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

Planning Checklist for Administrators (PDF)

Salary evaluation tools

A tool has been released by Concordia Plans to assist congregations and schools in evaluation of salary information based on their particular location. This is very useful. Here is the link below:

To access the LCMS School tool
To access the LCMS Church tool

Sales Tax on Ministry Fundraisers (PDF)

Taxes – 2018