We ask each congregation of the Virginia Synod to prayerfully consider our ministry partnership and then to complete the below mission Support Estimate of Giving form. Please return the form by the online form, by email to Richard Hoffman at email@example.com or by mail to the Virginia Synod Office by December 17.
The Mission Support Estimate of Giving is sent via email to serving Rostered Ministers, Treasurers, and Administrative assistants in the Virginia Synod to ensure these important forms are received by each congregation. The Synod Office requests that only one Mission Support form be submitted for each congregation. It’s important to discuss these forms among staff and with your Congregational Council to ensure that only one of each form is submitted to the Synod Office.
Virginia Synod Financial Forms and Resources
Obtaining a 501C3 Certification Letter
To initiate the Group Ruling Exemption process for your congregation or other ELCA entity or organization, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter in the subject line, 501 (c) (3) Exempt Status, and send it. You will receive an automatic e-mail reply which states:
Please provide us with your entity name, address, city, state, and the Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) currently used for filing wage statements or quarterly reports with the IRS. Once it has been verified that this information is in the group ruling, a certification letter and attachments will be sent by PDF to your e-mail location. If there is any discrepancy with the information currently in the group ruling, an e-mail will be sent to your directly.
If there are any questions or problems, they may be addressed to:
Office of the Secretary
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8765 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60631-4101
773-380-2401 or 800-638-3522, ext. 2401
Additional Financial Forms and Resources
- ELCA Financial Resources
- ELCA Congregational Treasurers’ and Bookkeepers’ Financial and Accounting Guide
- ELCA Financial Best Practices for Congregations
- ELCA Guidelines for Congregations Internal Control Best Practices
- Mission Investment Fund
- Portico Benefit Services
- Portico Benefits Calculator
- Thrivent Financial For Lutherans
- Current IRS Mileage Rate
- W-9 Form