Marine_-_Chaplain_Candidate_-_Pastor.pdfMarine_-_Chaplain_Candidate_-_Pastor_(1).pdfSalary Guidelines


2018 Pastor Salary Guidelines

2017 Pastor Salary Guidelines

2016 Pastor Salary Guidelines

2015 Pastor Salary Guidelines

Other Resources

Synod Communications Coordinator Wanted!


The Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod is looking for a communications professional responsible for helping tell the story and share the mission of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod by providing leadership, imagination and oversight for the external and internal communications of the synod. The Communications Coordinator has primary responsibility for all communications of the Synod, including but not limited to online, social media, print and press relations. This is a part-time (15-20 hours/wk.) position. Three years of proven success and related experience in communications, or specialized education in the field.  Applicable associate or bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required.


Candidates for this position do not need to live in Tulsa, but must be available to come to Tulsa occasional meetings, and Synod Assembly. 


For the complete position description, click here.  For an application, look here.


Applications can be returned to the Synod office electronically at  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

2017 Annual meeting report from Bishop Mike and budget for late 2017 and early 2018 congregational meetings (please email Laura for the Bishop's report, it won't link to the website for some reason...)

2018 Statement of Intent for benevolence to the synod.

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 2017 Synod 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 COVER LETTER and 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

More tornado safety information:


Resources for Congregations for Veterans Issues:

Bulletin Insert Federal Chaplancy b/w:  ELCAChap-INSERT-BW.pdf


Story of Faith:  Marine_-_Chaplain_Candidate_-_Pastor_(1).pdf

Story of Faith: PBAS_-_Comfort_in_Prayer.pdf

Veterans Day Worship:  VeteransDay_worship_resource2018.pdf

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