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Salary Guidelines

Compensation Guide & Calculator (pdf & excel file)

Salary Survey 2016 – Sole Pastor

Salary Survey 2016 – Senior/Administrative Pastor

Salary Survey 2016 – Associate/Assistant Pastor


Human Resources Guides

Pastors: What To Do When You Receive a Call

Clergy Job Descriptions

Job Descriptions – Ministry Staff, Officers, Admin Staff, Facilities Staff

HR Poster Compilation – to post in various locations – Updated March 2016

Sabbatical Guidelines – 2008

Personnel Manual Prototype – pdf (2003)

Personnel Manual Prototype – Word (2003)

Employment Resource Manual – pdf (2012)

Commissioned Worker Call Process Information

Annual Review Template (fillable .docx) – This is the review form we utilize at the District Office. For a complete overview of evaluation best practices, please connect with your Congregation Mission & Ministry Facilitator.

Pastor or Principal Annual Review Sample Form

Teacher or DCE Annual Review Sample Form


Treasurer Resources

Letter to Treasurers – Jan 2019 – Includes tax and other law changes

LCMS Congregational Treasurer’s Manual

Michigan Supplement 2018

Sample Unemployment Letter


Federal W-4

I-9 Form

3281 New Hire Reporting

Sales, Use and Withholding Taxes Monthly / Quarterly Returns

Sales, Use and Withholding Taxes Annual Return

3372 Sales Tax Exemption Cert

Group Tax Exempt Ruling

Taxes and Ministers Brochure

Group Purchase Agreements

Remittance Voucher

Guidance for Qualified Parking and Transportation Fringes

IRS News Release

IRS Notice 2018-99


Church Board Resources

Guidelines for LCMS Congregation Constitutions

Protecting Your Ministry – A Legal Guide for Churches, Christian Schools, and Christian Ministries


Church Safety

Guidelines for Emergency Operation Plans


Employment Opportunities


The Michigan District of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is seeking applicants for a full-time (part-time negotiable) Video Journalist / Digital Media Director.

The position’s role is to envision, produce, and maintain digital media, especially video, telling the story of impactful mission and ministry in order to encourage and empower further ministry in the District and beyond. The ideal candidate would be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, video editing software, and WordPress. The candidate should be detailed, able to multi-task, a self-starter, have excellent communication skills, and work well in team settings.

Job Description

Please mail cover letter, resume, samples of video work (DVD, USB flash drive, or web link) and salary expectations to: Chad Woltemath; Michigan District, LCMS; 3773 Geddes Rd; Ann Arbor, MI 48105 no later than March 1, 2019.