Constitution Resources

Every congregation should have an updated constitution in line with the ELCA Model Constitution.  Please use the resources below as a guide and call the synod office if you have questions.   The NWOS Constitutions Committee is a resource as congregations are in the process of updating their constitution, and the Synod Council must approve each congregational constitution once it is ratified at a legal congregational meeting.  Contact the Synod Office for more information and questions:  419.423.3664.

ELCA Model Constitution for Congregations

Updated: Sept. 21, 2022

Introduction to the Model Constitution for Congregations


ELCA Constitution, Bylaws and Continuing Resolutions


Updated: Jan. 28, 2020

ELCA Constitution Resource Page