Salary Guidelines

2017 Pastor Salary Guidelines

2016 Pastor Salary Guidelines

2015 Bishop's Annual Report to Congregations (11-15)

2015 Pastor Salary Guidelines

Other Resources

2016 Annual meeting report from Bishop Mike and budget for late 2016 and early 2017 congregational meetings

2016 Tanzania Application and Trip Information

New Synod Structure, detailed info and more about Mission Clusters

From Bishop Mike: Some resources and suggestions for discussing same-gender marriage in councils & congregations document

Info to register on myPortico (for Portico members)

Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod Constitution (as approved by the 2015 Synod Assembly. It will go into affect after approval at the 2016 assembly.)

ELCA model Constitutions and amendments for congregations, synod and ELCA constitution (the ELCA website)

Fun and useful computer symbols chart

Campus Ministry Information

AR-OK Synod Endowment Fund Grant Application

Medical Care Authorization Form

Disaster Information

Tornado Safety Checklist

Tornado Safety Checklist in Spanish

Three Ring Binder

Congregational Preparedness Training PowerPoint

Individual Disaster Assessment Data

Free bible studies and discipleship resources This link directs you to several Faith Practices resources that might be useful for your ministry setting as you strive to create followers of Christ who are committed to growing in faith, love and obedience to God’s will.  The “Five Gifts of Discipleship” resources highlight the current Faith Practices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and offer not only bible studies related to these faith practices, but also group activities corresponding to the various liturgical seasons. The resource, “Story Matters” is also posted and this resource provides ministry settings the opportunity to combine the Book of Faith Initiative, Discipleship Small Groups, and Mission Strategic Planning as they seek ways to create passion for bible study, discipleship and mission planning.  For more information contact Rev. Brenda K. Smith at