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2002-2003 Budget Proposal

2002-2003 B UDGET P ROPOSAL                                                              R ECOMMENDATION FOR
    The materials printed on the pages that follow provide                               A SSEMBLY A CTION:
information on the 2002-2003 budget proposal. They                                           2002 Budget Proposal:
include:                                                                                     To approve a 2002 fiscal year current operating
 ! a narrative description of the 2002 budget proposal                                   fund income proposal of $86,644,700;
    and the process by which this budget was developed.                                      To approve a 2002 World Hunger income
 ! the 2002-2003 Income Proposal, which provides
                                                                                         proposal of $16,500,000; and
    projections of all income available to the churchwide
    organization in the coming biennium.                                                     To authorize the Church Council to establish a
 ! the 2002 Expense Proposal:                                                            spending authorization after review of 2001 revised
    - distribution by churchwide unit                                                    income estimates.
    - distribution by major purpose
    - world hunger distribution proposal; and                                                2003 Budget Proposal:
    - summary of programs and services by churchwide unit.                                   To approve a 2003 fiscal year current operating
 ! a series of charts to illustrate issues related to the                                fund income proposal of $88,309,700;
    2002 budget proposal.
                                                                                             To approve a 2003 World Hunger income
    At its April 2001 meeting, the Church Council
reviewed the 2002-2003 budget proposal, which was                                        proposal of $17,000,000; and
developed by the Office of the Presiding Bishop. The                                         To authorize the Church Council to establish a
council voted to make the following recommendation to                                    spending authorization after review of 2002 revised
the 2001 Churchwide Assembly:                                                            income estimates.

C ONTENTS                                                                                            Office of the Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    89
                                                                                                     Office of the Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      90
                                                                      .....                          ELCA Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      91
2002-2003 BUDGET PROPOSAL NARRATIVE                                                 66
                                                                                                     Church Periodical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    92
2002-2003 INCOME PROPOSAL                                                                            General Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   93
Exhibit A: 2002-2003 Income Proposal . . . . . . . . . . . 68
                                                                                         CHARTS
           Notes on Exhibit A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69                       Chart 1:  2002 Expense Proposal by Expense Type . 94
2002 EXPENSE PROPOSAL                                                                    Chart 2:  2002 Financial Support Grants . . . . . . . . 95
Exhibit B: 2002 Expense Proposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70                          Chart 3:  2002 Expense Proposal by Unit Type . . . 96
           Notes on Exhibit B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71                       Chart 4:  Fiscal 2002 Revenue Sources . . . . . . . . . . 97
Exhibit C: 2002 Expense Proposal                                                         Chart 5:  2002 Expense Proposal by Major Purpose . 98
           by Major Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72                       Chart 6:  2002 World Hunger Appeal by Purpose . . 99
Exhibit D: 2002 World Hunger Distribution Proposal 73                                    Chart 7:  Twelve-Year Comparison of Income
Exhibit E: 2002 Summary of Programs and Services                                                   and Expense With Mission Support
            Division for Congregational Ministries . . . . . . . . . .              74             Shown Separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
            Division for Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   76   Chart 8: World Hunger Income 1989-2000 . . . . . 101
            Division for Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     77
            Division for Higher Education and Schools . . . . . .                   78
                                                                                         Chart 9: Synodical Mission Support
            Division for Church in Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          79             By Month 1995-2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
            Division for Global Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         80   Chart 10: 1999 Per Capita Total Giving and
            Commission for Multicultural Ministries . . . . . . . .                 81             Mission Support By Region . . . . . . . . . 103
            Commission for Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          82
                                                                                         Chart 11: 1995 and 1999 Mission Support as a
            Office of the Presiding Bishop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        83
            Department for Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               84             Percent of Total Giving By Region . . . . 104
            Department for Ecumenical Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . .               85   Chart 12: 1999 Percent of Per Capita Income Given to
            Department for Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . .                86             Congregations By Congregational Size . . . 105
            Department for Research and Evaluation . . . . . . . .                  87
            Department for Synodical Relations . . . . . . . . . . . .              88



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2002-2003 B UDGET P ROPOSAL N ARRATIVE                          annual compensation (with benefits) of the
                                                                present number of churchwide staff without
1. Process                                                      reduction in program and grants. The effects
    The authority for the budget development process is         have been minimal by increasing compensation
described in the Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing           three or four percent each year. Individual
Resolutions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.      increases depend on performance appraisals.
(The following references are from those documents.)            Churchwide staff receive no so-called cost of
    Budget development in and by the churchwide                 living raises. Also, the size of the churchwide
organization is an interactive process, the purpose of          staff (presently about 420) has been kept constant
which is to allocate financial resources that strengthen        over the last four years. Increases in the cost of
this church’s participation in God’s mission (4.02.) in         benefits, especially health-care premiums,
ways appropriate to the role of the churchwide                  aggravate the problem. New strategies will be
organization (11.11. and 11.12.). Budget development is         needed to address this issue in future budget
an exercise of stewardship: “As a steward of the resources      proposals.
that God has provided, this church should organize itself    b.      The Future is Near. Retired church workers
to make the most effective use of its resources to              (who were covered in predecessor church body
accomplish its mission” (5.01.i).                               plans) receive a subsidy for post-retirement
    The appropriate roles of the “players” in budget            health care premiums according to formulas
development are:                                                based on number of years of service and age.
    ! Presiding Bishop provides for preparation of the          Funding for this subsidy has been included in the
        budget (13.21.f.)                                       churchwide budget since 1991 after decisions
        • Executive for administration, under the               made during the merger process to address this
             direction of the presiding bishop, develops        issue proved unworkable. In this budget proposal
             the budget, reports to the Church Council          the amount is $5,900,000 per year.
             and Churchwide Assembly through the                     Projections by the Board of Pensions
             B u d g e t and F inance Committee                 indicate that this amount will not be sufficient
             (15.11.B91.d.)                                     for the future. Again, increasing health-care cost
    ! Church Council, upon recommendation of the                is a major factor. Discussions are under way
        presiding bishop, submits budget proposals to           among persons representing the Board of Pensions,
        Churchwide Assembly and approves expenditure            the Offices of the Presiding Bishop, Secretary,
        authorization (14.21.04.)                               and Treasurer, and the Church Council’s Budget
        • Budget and Finance Committee presents                 and Finance Committee about options to face
             budget to Church Council for consideration         emerging realities.
             by Churchwide Assembly (14.41.A91.)             c.      Ecumenical Funding. Compared to membership
    ! Churchwide Assembly adopts a budget for the               size, this church shoulders its ecumenical financial
        churchwide organization (12.21.e.)                      responsibility well in the Lutheran World
    ! Unit boards request budget support for programs           Federation but to a lesser extent in the World
        and ensure operation within expenditure                 Council of Churches and National Council of
        authorization (16.11.31.)                               Churches of Christ. New cooperative activities
    ! Cabinet of Executives and Planning Team                   involving churches with which we are in full
        provide common counsel and coordination                 communion also may call for shifts in funding,
        (13.21.h.)                                              although that planning is not yet mature enough
    ! Office of the Treasurer estimates income and              to require much change. It may be that these
        provides advice (11.41.03.)                             future costs will not call for increases but rather
                                                                will provide more efficiencies through working
2. Ongoing Issues and Features of This Proposal.                together.
   a.     Growing Concern. Steady increases in               d.      Not So Obvious Personnel Costs. This budget
      income each biennium since 1991 may mask a                proposal attempts to assist the Divisions for
      growing concern: income is not increasing at a            Outreach and Global Mission in the support of
      rate which can support even modest increases in           special personnel with whom they work. The



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       Division for Outreach recruits, trains, and           g.      A Modest Opportunity. For 2002, the
       supports about 127 mission developers each               Expanded Ministry Fund and Strategy Imple-
       year. Likewise the Division for Global                   mentation lines of the budget are increased to
       Mission works with over 224 long-term and                allow the new presiding bishop more discretion
       short-term missionaries. When possible,                  over funding for new activities and/or transition
       these important activities receive increases so          endeavors.
       that compensation does not lag behind                 h.      A New Cohort. Demographers call groups of
       compensation around the church. This                     people of a certain age who move into and out of
       proposal adds $150,000 to each of the two                the economy cohorts, e.g., the Generation X
       divisions in 2002 for this purpose.                      cohort. As younger staff move into positions in
e.     Intelligent Technology. There is little doubt            the churchwide organization, it can be expected
   that information and communication technology                that they will bring new perceptions and “smarts” to
   will play an increasingly important role in the              churchwide work. Will the budget be larger or
   way the churchwide organization works. The                   smaller or of a similar amount? Will programs
   approach has been modest, that is, cautious                  and services included in this budget proposal be
   decisions have been made about needs and ways                the same ones included in the 2004-2005 budget
   have been found to keep costs down. This has                 proposal?
   been called “intelligent technology”—not all we                   The total of this budget proposal goes over
   should do but all we can do, given precious                  $100 million for the first time. This is not a
   resources. The Department for Information                    contest to see who can muster the most resources.
   Technology in the Office of the Treasurer has                Rather, this amount is a symbol of the degree of
   done an outstanding job in guiding and                       trust and expectation placed in and on the
   supporting this approach.                                    churchwide organization by the rest of this
       New planning and perhaps new staffing will               church. May it be used wisely and faithfully.
   be needed to be effective and efficient. These                    Two of the Principles of Organization that
   emerging needs could increase the proportionate              guide this church are applicable to the budget
   amount of funding given over to technology.                  development process and the people who
f.     Fixed Costs. During the first 14 years of the            participate in it:
   churchwide organization, it has been possible to             5.01.h. Leaders in this church should demonstrate
   hold down fixed costs. Fixed costs are those                          that they are servants by their words,
   which are given; little discretion can be exercised                   life-style, and manner of leadership.
   in increasing or decreasing them. Examples are                        Leaders in this church will recognize
   the Churchwide Assembly, the post-retirement                          their accountability to the Triune God,
   health-care premiums subsidy, compensation and                        to the whole Church, to each other, and
   benefits, insurance, the Lutheran Center.                             to the organization of this church in
   Efficiencies can hold those costs down, but they                      which they have been asked to serve.
   cannot be eliminated or altered without
   substantial change in policy, mandates, and                    5.01.i. As a steward of the resources that God
   quality of service.                                                    has provided, this church shall organize
        One example has already been cited, the                           itself to make the most effective use of
   potential increase in subsidy of retired church                        its resources to accomplish its mission.
   workers’ health-care premiums. Other fixed costs
   should also be noted. It costs more to hold a              May God use this 2002-2003 Budget Proposal for the
   Churchwide Assembly than it once did. Insurance        doing of God’s mission in God’s world.
   costs increase. Constant vigilance must be exercised
   over these fixed costs lest they disproportionately
   reduce programs and grants.




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Exhibit A:
2002-2003 Income Proposal
WITH   2001 COMPARISON



CURRENT FUNDS                                       2001                 2002              2003


UNRESTRICTED
  Mission Support                              $    70,600,000      $    72,000,000   $    73,400,000
  Investment Income                                  1,700,000            1,725,000         1,750,000
  Gifts:
      Through W/ELCA                                   300,000              300,000           300,000
      Vision for Mission                             1,350,000            1,400,000         1,475,000
  Bequests and Trusts                                  800,000              800,000           800,000
  Endowment                                            560,000              610,000           660,000
  Rent                                                 830,000              835,000           850,000
  Miscellaneous                                        325,000              234,700           259,700
      Total Unrestricted                            76,465,000           77,904,700        79,494,700


TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED
   Gifts:
       Missionary Support                      $     3,950,000      $     3,975,000   $     4,000,000
       Unit Designated                                 775,000              775,000           775,000
       Through W/ELCA                                  100,000              100,000           100,000
   Bequests and Trusts                               1,300,000            1,400,000         1,400,000
   Grants                                              900,000              900,000           900,000
   Endowment                                         1,550,000            1,590,000         1,640,000
       Total Restricted                              8,575,000            8,740,000         8,815,000


Total Current Funds                            $    85,040,000      $    86,644,700   $    88,309,700


WORLD HUNGER
   Gifts:
       Through Synods                          $    11,500,000      $    11,750,000   $    12,000,000
       Through Individuals                           3,525,000            3,725,000         3,925,000
       Through W/ELCA                                  150,000              150,000           150,000
   Endowment                                           175,000              200,000           225,000
   Bequests and Misc.                                  650,000              675,000           700,000
Total World Hunger                             $    16,000,000      $    16,500,000   $    17,000,000


TOTAL INCOME                                   $   101,040,000      $   103,144,700   $   105,309,700




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N OTES ON E XHIBIT A                                            Temporarily Restricted income sources are applied to
    The Office of the Treasurer provides estimates of      planned expenditures in unit budgets that qualify for funding
income for each fiscal year, based on consultations with   from these sources. World Hunger receipts are matched with
synods and appropriate churchwide units. Revised           the restricted expenditures approved and allocated to the units
income estimates during the year influence the spending    participating in the ELCA World Hunger program. All
authorization approved and reviewed by the Church          restricted income exceeding approved expenditures is applied
Council to match income with expenses.                     to expenditures in subsequent years.




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Exhibit B:
2002 Expense Proposal
WITH   2001 COMPARISONS



                                                            2001                                          2002

                                          Current          World                          Current        World
                                           Fund            Hunger          Total           Fund          Hunger          Total
DIVISIONS
    Congregational Ministries         $    7,326,075 $      1,289,850 $     8,615,925 $    7,376,075 $    1,355,780 $     8,731,855
      Vision for Mission                     350,000                          350,000        350,000                        350,000
    Ministry                               6,159,435                        6,159,435      6,199,435                      6,199,435
    Outreach                              15,024,320                       15,024,320     15,174,320                     15,174,320
    Higher Education and Schools           5,053,290                        5,053,290      5,053,290                      5,053,290
    Church in Society                      3,972,005        3,141,500       7,113,505      3,972,005      3,234,200       7,206,205
    Global Mission                        16,263,040       11,489,350      27,752,390     16,413,040     11,828,380      28,241,420

COMMISSIONS
   Multicultural Ministries                1,450,450                        1,450,450      1,450,450                      1,450,450
   Women                                     538,775                          538,775        538,775                        538,775

OFFICES AND DEPARTMENTS
   Presiding Bishop                           907,035                         907,035        907,035                        907,035
     Communication                          2,849,035          79,300       2,928,335      2,849,035         81,640       2,930,675
        Public Media Evangelism               400,000                         400,000        400,000                        400,000
     Ecumenical Affairs                     1,756,840                       1,756,840      1,756,840                      1,756,840
     Human Resources                          616,405                         616,405        616,405                        616,405
        Management Services                 3,115,695                       3,115,695      3,115,695                      3,115,695
     Research and Evaluation                  756,985                         756,985        756,985                        756,985
     Synodical Relations                    1,351,895                       1,351,895      1,351,895                      1,351,895
   Secretary (including legal exp.)         1,980,705                       1,980,705      1,980,705                      1,980,705
     Church Council                            60,000                          60,000         95,000                         95,000
     Churchwide Assembly                      875,000                         875,000        875,000                        875,000
   Treasurer                                1,726,940                       1,726,940      1,726,940                      1,726,940
     Information Technology                 2,008,295                       2,008,295      2,008,295                      2,008,295

OTHER UNITS
   ELCA Foundation                          2,189,095                       2,189,095      1,889,095                      1,889,095
   Church Periodical                          245,000                         245,000        200,000                        200,000
   Strategic Implementation                   150,000                         150,000        150,000                        150,000
   General Treasury                           118,385                         118,385        118,385                        118,385
   Compensation and Benefit Pool                                                           1,720,000                      1,720,000
   Depreciation                             1,500,000                       1,500,000      1,500,000                      1,500,000
   Retiree Heath and Benefit Costs          5,900,000                       5,900,000      5,900,000                      5,900,000
   Expanded Ministry Funds                    395,300                         395,300        200,000                        200,000

Total Operating Expense               $   85,040,000 $     16,000,000 $ 101,040,000 $     86,644,700 $   16,500,000 $ 103,144,700

Income Proposal                           85,040,000       16,000,000     101,040,000     86,644,700     16,500,000     103,144,700


Income Less Expense                             –                  –               –            –                –               –




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N OTES ON E XHIBIT B                                        authorization by the Church Council take into consider-
    The 2002 fiscal proposal totals $103,144,700. The      ation any changes in the anticipated income.
exhibit displays the total proposal divided into Current       The current fund proposal reflects a modest 1.9 percent
Funds and World Hunger. Current Funds represent            increase from the revised 2001 current fund proposal. The
budgeted income and expenses for the period. World         proposal for World Hunger reflects a 3.1 percent increase
                                                           from anticipated 2001 receipts.
Hunger funds are accounted for separately since its
                                                               The expense proposal does not include either the
income is restricted for this purpose only.                Women of the ELCA or the Lutheran Laity Movement for
    The 2002 budget proposal anticipates an increase of    Stewardship. These are totally self-supporting organizations.
$1,604,700 in total current fund income and $500,000 in        The Churchwide Assembly is funded with approx-
World Hunger income. The Expanded Ministry Fund            imately one-half of the estimated cost for the assembly being
would be allocated by the Church Council, upon recom-      included in each year's budget during the biennium.
mendation of the bishop, in 2002 when the income               The 2003 fiscal proposal is estimated at $88,309,700,
proposal for 2002 appears to be on schedule.               and World Hunger income is estimated at $17 million.
    World Hunger anticipates spending an amount equal      The increase from the 2002 expense proposal will be
to the anticipated income plus any amount of income        distributed and approved, upon recommendation of the
greater than expenses in 2001. Changes in the spending     Office of the Presiding Bishop, by the Church Council.




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Exhibit C:
2002 Expense Proposal by Major Purpose


Witness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,115,000
To proclaim God’s saving Gospel and reach out to all people that they m ay come to faith in Christ and become members of the
commu nity of faith. Examples are:
! Witness in D aily Life                                                                    ! Supporting Special M inistries
! Witness Th rough C ongregatio nal Evange lism                                             ! Com mun icating throu gh Pu blic M edia
! Establishing and Sustaining Congregations                                                 ! Witn essing A roun d the W orld
! Mem bersh ip Ref errals

Nurture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,731,800
To assist members of this church that they may grow in faith and understanding, and to encourage congregations to grow as
worshiping and ministering comm unities in their unique settings. Examples are:
! Growing Through Study of Bible and Lutheran Doctrine                                    ! Growing as Ministering Communities by Expanding Awareness of and
! Corporate Worship and Personal Devotion                                                       Comm itment to the Mission of the Chu rch
! Gro wing in Stew ardsh ip                                                               ! Nu rturin g Ch ristian C omm unity Arou nd the Wo rld

Service and Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,736,400
To meet hu man n eeds, advo cating justice and dign ity for all people, working for peace and reconciliation among the nations, and
standing with the poor and po werless. Examples are:
! Addressing Issues and Trends in the Light of the G ospel                            ! Encouraging Long-term Development
! Responding to H uman N eed                                                          ! Supporting Social Service Institutions
! Engaging in Adv ocacy and W orking with Civil Autho rities

Unity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,531,800
To seek unity in faith and life with all Lutherans, to foster unity with other Christian churches, and to develop relationships w ith
commu nities of other faiths. Examples are:
! Relating Ecumenically with Other Lutheran and                                             ! Relating to O ther Com munities of Fa ith
      Christian denominations


Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,601,600
To develop leadership for the Church; and to call forth, equip, certify, and supervise an ordained ministry and any such other
forms of ministry that will enable this church to fulfill its mission. Examples are:
! Developing Volunteer Leaders                                                           ! Recruiting and Preparing Leaders
! Dev elopin g Lea ders A roun d the W orld                                              ! Placing and Supporting Leaders
! Supporting Educational Institutions                                                    ! Placing and Supporting M issionaries
! Providing Theological Education                                                        ! P r o vi d in g B en e fi ts P ro g r am s

Mutual Sup port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30,428,100
To provide structu res and decision-m aking processes that fo ster interdependence, and to support the mission of this church
through financial contributions, resource management, planning, and evaluation. Examples are:
! Making D ecisions Through G overnance Procedu res                                   ! Providing Research Findings
! Making Decisions Through Regions and with Synods                                    ! Encouraging Financial Contributions
! Comm unicating with Members                                                         ! Administration and O rganization Services
! Planning and Evaluating the W ork of this Church



T O T A L 2002 E X P E N S E P R O P O S A L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $103,144,700




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Exhibit D:
2002 World Hunger Distribution Proposal
Distribution of Hunger Funds by Objectives
Objectives adopted at May 1987 Constituting Convention

                      .................................................
Objective 1                                                                      $13,752,140         (83.4 percent)
To provide relief and development assistance for those who suffer from hunger and injustices related to hunger in
this and other countries. Maintain a disaster fund for response to international and domestic emergencies.
!    Support relief and development through the Lutheran World                  !     Provide Church and community development, and development
     Federation and Lutheran World Relief (Division for Global Mission);              assistance, in financially troubled United States communities to
!    Distribute hunger gra nts to Division for Global Mission-related                 alleviate suffering and to enable self-reliance (Division for Church
     churches and institutions (Division for Global Mission); and                     in Society).

Objective 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $848,000
                                                                                                    (5.1 percent)
To foster education of the members of this church to understand and confront the reality and underlying causes of
hunger.
!    Develop congregational resources for world hunger and global               !     Provide an intentional ed ucatio n program that addresses root
     justice action education (Division for Congregational Ministries                 causes of hunger (Division for Church in Society ).
     and Division for Church in Society );
!    Provide hunger education for outdoor ministries and encourage
     youth ministry hunger-related activities (Division for Congregational
     Ministries); and

Objective 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $697,690
                                                                                                (4.2 percent)
To advocate policies and actions for social and economic justice related to hunger with governments, business
institutions, and structures of this church and its related agencies.
!    Maintain witnesses to state and national governments and to the            !     Offer grant monies to advocacy organiza tions (Division for
     United Nations, and support this church’s exercise o f its                       Church in Society ).
     shareholder responsibilities in matters regarding hunger and
     justice (Division for Church in Society );

Objective 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $800,000
                                                                                                    (4.9 percent)
To encourage members to practice responsible stewardship of their lives and their financial resources toward the
prevention and alleviation of hunger.
!    Motivate and mainta in this church’s commitment to special                 !     Provide educational and lifestyle stewardship resources, integrating
     giving for world hunger needs at home and abroad as part of this                 this o b je c ti v e w ith Objective 2 (Division for Congregational
     church’s total stewardsh ip p r og r am (Division for Congregational
                                                                                      Ministries).
     Ministries);

Objective 5
To facilitate listening to and working together with those who have special awareness of the realities of food and
hunger, including poor and hungry people in local and global communities, and those who produce, process, and
distribute food. (This objective is a strategy that relates to objectives 1, 2, and 3, and includes all units.)
   Sub-Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,097,830  (97.6 percent)
Coordination and Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                      402,170  ( 2.4 percent)
(Division for Church in Society and Department for Communication)
TOTAL ANTICIPATED WORLD HUNGER FUNDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,500,000                                   ( 100 percent)

Distribution of Hunger Funds by Units
   Division for Global Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 11,828,380                   ( 71.7 percent)
        ! DGM hunger gra nts          ! Lutheran World Federation            ! Lutheran World Relief
  Division for Church in Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,234,200                        ( 19.6 percent)
  Division for Congregational Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1,355,780                       ( 8.2 percent)
  Department for Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           81,640                       ( 0.5 percent)
                                                       ......................
TOTAL ANTICIPATED WORLD HUNGER FUNDS                                                                $16,500,000                      ( 100.0 percent)


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2002 Summary of Programs and Services
by Churchwide Units


D IVISION FOR C ONGREGATIONAL M INISTRIES
        Provides programs and resources to support congregations in their ministries and provides a financial support
program for this church. Develops integrated programs and resources and provides services, with a special emphasis
on evangelism, Christian education, stewardship, and worship. Additional areas include youth ministry, social
ministry in congregations, outdoor ministries, congregational planning, multilingual/multicultural and lay leadership.
Develops and delivers programs to enable members and congregations to respond financially to support this church’s
ministry in congregations, synods, agencies, institutions, and the churchwide organization.
        Works with congregational ministry committees of synods and other churchwide networks. A network of
deployed and shared staff work directly with congregations and synods in areas of stewardship education and financial
support. Works extensively in collaboration with the ELCA publishing house in the development of congregational
resources. Relates to four churchwide organizations: Lutheran Youth Organization, Lutheran Men in Mission, ELCA
Outdoor Ministries, and Lutheran Laity Movement for Stewardship.

Current Program Proposal
Education and Evangelism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,588,540
          Seek to equip and strengthen education and evangelism in congregations through leadership training,
network support, and resource development for congregations, synods, and the ELCA churchwide office.
Coordinate the Synodical Evangelism Leaders and Christian Education Networks, the Partners in Education,
and Evangelism speakers network; provide a variety of training/learning events: churchwide domestic mission
events, synodical/regional workshops, traveling one-day seminars, and a “teaching congregations” model;
facilitate the development of print, video, and other resource production to support congregational needs in
evangelism and education; provide leadership at regional and synodical evangelism and education events; manage
synodical evangelism grants, the development of education materials for hunger awareness, and the Member
Referral Service.
Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    682,470
          Develop programs to enhance congregationalworship; support churchwide worship by leading events,
planning, review of liturgical materials, churchwide strategy and policy development, and assistance to the
Office of the Presiding Bishop; offer workshops and training in worship and music; develop resources related
to liturgies and worship education, including culture-specific worship resources; provide for networking with
synodical leaders and seminary worship professors.
Stewardship and Mission Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  3,523,120
         Coordinate and train deployed and shared stewardship staff for ministries to congregations and
synods; operate a direct service stewardship program for congregations; provide stewardship seminars and staff-
intensive services to increase member giving and mission support; develop stewardship education materials for
congregational use, as well as resources to interpret the ELCA budget; provide resource support for
Ministry in Daily Life, supporting stewardship of life for all baptized; seek to generate unrestricted
income for churchwide ministries in cooperation with the Office of the Presiding Bishop through the
Vision for Mission appeal; seek contributions for World Hunger Appeal and selected designated-giving
projects; design and develop printed and other resources that specifically ask for a financial response for
the ELCA; provide resources and staff support for the Mission Interpreters network throughout synods;
and work cooperatively with Mission Partners and Missionary Sponsorship.
Social Ministry for Congregations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  151,255
        Develop resources for community needs assessment; assist congregations and synods that seek
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Outdoor Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $        255,080
       Produce a summer camp curriculum; relate to ELCA Outdoor Ministries; provide training for
camp directors, planning and development, and consultant services to boards.
Men’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       82,095
       Seek to increase men’s involvement in congregations; provide support for Lutheran Men in
Mission by training synodical LMM officers; produce newsletters and study resources.
Youth Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        279,690
        Provide training, consultation, and support for youth and adults, including youth leadership
spiritual formation (for synod youth and adult leaders), continuing education for adults who serve with
youth and plan biennial events; produce resources that support congregational ministries with youth,
including the youth ministry resource packet; plan the ELCA Youth Gathering.
Lutheran Youth Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                 220,480
        Conduct two LYO board meetings plus executive committee meetings annually; support
Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) and Definitely Abled Advisory Committee (DAC); conduct
an annual training event for the Council of Synod LYO Presidents; actively seek a 25 percent
participatory level of persons whose heritage is African American, Asian or Pacific Islander, American
Indian or Alaska Native, Latino, Arab or Middle Eastern, or persons who are definitely abled.
Multilingual and Multicultural Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                      241,870
        Develop multicultural language– and culture–specific programs and resources to assist
congregations in their ministry functions. Supervise the unit’s Spanish– and Asian–language programs
and resource activities.
Resource Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              135,855
        Participate in a resource–planning process with the ELCA publishing house; develop proposals
and introduce ELCA resources to congregations.
Congregational Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             75,050
        Conduct market and resource evaluations and evaluate effectiveness of DCM-produced programs
and resources; develop resources for congregational planning and management.
Planning and Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                    49,200
Unit Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            415,370
Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        26,000
Total Current Fund Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               $ 7,726,075
World Hunger Program
Hunger Appeal . . . . . $800,000
Hunger Education . .     555,780
Total Hunger Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           $ 1,355,780
Total Unit Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       $ 9,081,855
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D IVISION FOR M INISTRY
         Supports or provides programs, strategies, and organizations of this church, which affirm, develop, and support the
ministries of the whole people of God, including recognition and support of ordained ministers and rostered lay persons;
oversees this church's system of theological education; and promotes theological reflection and research.

Current Program Proposals
Ministry in Daily Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $        179,850
       Provide support, counsel, education, and networking of synods, regions, institutions, and
congregations as they engage in the processes of empowering persons for ministry in the world.
Seminary Relationships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      4,276,360
        Provide a system of theological education supported by and responsive to the priorities of this church
through financial grants to the three seminary clusters for the ELCA seminaries and through staff services.
Ethnic Leadership Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                   137,675
        Develop and implement a churchwide program for the recruitment of candidates for ordained
and rostered lay ministries in cooperation with synods and seminaries.
Educational Grant Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  37,325
       Provide financial aid for candidates, ordained and rostered lay persons (especially among women
and persons of color), Horizon internships, and grants to graduate students preparing to teach.
Regional Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         340,150
        Provide programs and services to synodical candidacy, leadership support, and ministry in daily
life committees, seminaries, and synodical staff.
Evaluation and Preparation of Candidates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                        230,400
        Direct the candidacy process of this church; develop, review and revise ministry standards and
guidelines; monitor evaluation and systems; and train candidacy committees.
Leadership Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           85,950
        Provide resources for the support of ordained and rostered lay ministers in their personal and
professional lives.
Specialized Pastoral Care and Clinical Education Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                               147,125
          Support and advocate for specialized pastoral care and counseling ministries, particularly in
institutional and agency settings; assist seminaries on matters of curriculum and programs concerning clinical
pastoral education.
Life-Long Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          143,650
        Direct, develop, and support life-long learning programs for ordained and rostered lay ministers
in partnership with synods, continuing education centers, seminaries, and colleges and universities.
Lutheran Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         172,200
       Provide opportunity for ordained ministers, rostered lay ministers, and candidates to engage
theological and ministry issues through Lutheran Partners magazine.
Prevention of Clergy Sexual Misconduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                        111,500
        Train synodical Response Teams; provide assistance to synodical bishops and their staff in regard
to individual cases of sexual misconduct; develop or identify resources for use in synods, congregations,
seminaries, and other arenas.
Unit Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           265,900
Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       71,350
Total Current Program                                                                                                                            $ 6,199,435



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D IVISION FOR O UTREACH
        Provide leadership and support for this church as it reaches out in witness to the Gospel in the areas served
by the synods of this church by starting new ministries and congregations; planning for outreach with synods;
providing resources and training for renewal and transformation of established congregations; developing and
implementing ethnic-specific outreach strategies; partnering with congregations and other ministries in outreach with
the poor; recruiting, training, and placing outreach leaders; providing resources for outreach through Mission Partners,
Mission Builders; and cooperating with the Mission Investment Fund.

Current Program Proposals
Division Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,308,630
         Coordinate global and ecumenical partnerships, interfaith participation, and institutional
alliances; provide resources, supervision, and coaching for shared Mission Directors through agreements
with synods; coordinate rural advocacy and networking through the Rural Desk; and support specialized
ministries, e.g., maritime, prisons, and deaf.
Outreach Research and Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  247,610
        Provide coordination and support for the overall research and planning efforts of the division
and assistance to synods in their planning for outreach on their territories.
New Congregations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        7,263,230
        Start the development of 35-40 new congregations each year and continue support for 125
developing congregations not yet organized, 60-70 maturing congregations, 10-15 synodically authorized
worshiping communities, 20-25 fast–growth congregations; coordinate the development and implementation
of the “2000 Congregations” program.
Renewal of Congregations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           1,846,580
         Provide support and assistance to 80-100 congregations to renew and strengthen their ministries
as vital centers for outreach and evangelism in their communities.
Ethnic Strategies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    2,822,070
        In collaboration with the Commission for Multicultural Ministries (CMM) and other
churchwide units, develop and implement national and synod strategies for the African American or
Black, Latino, Asian and Pacific Islanders, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Middle East or Arab
communities and provide support and assistance to congregations in these communities.
Ministry With the Poor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          475,780
       Provide support to congregations and ministries that work with and serve the poor.
Leadership For Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           598,160
        Provide coordinated and integrated recruitment, screening, selection, training, and placement
of clergy and lay leaders for outreach.
Resources for Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          335,620
      Provide resources for outreach to synods and regions through the Mission Partner, Mission
Founders, and Mission Builders programs; develop interpretative and educational resources for outreach.
Unit Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         141,640
Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     35,000
Total Current Fund Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 15,174,320
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D IVISION FOR H IGHER E DUCATION AND S CHOOLS
        Prepares leaders for church and society through its colleges and universities, campus ministries, and early
childhood, elementary, and secondary schools.

Current Program Proposals
Partnership with Colleges and Universities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                    370,560
        Strengthens ELCA colleges and universities and their relationship to this church through
advocacy; participation in search and election of college presidents; advisory membership on boards;
administrator conferences; liaison with other higher education entities; research and planning; and other
consultative services.
Leadership Development through Colleges and Universities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                  1,673,135
         Undergirds leadership development by supporting colleges and universities in their educational
efforts through grants to the colleges and universities; conferences for deans and faculty members;
international education in developing countries; and recruitment of Lutheran students.
Evangelism and Leadership Development through Campus Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           2,141,950
        Oversees campus ministry at state and independent colleges and universities, including
evangelism and leadership development strategies; implementation of churchwide policy; research and
planning; distribution of churchwide funding; oversight of capital investments; communications; and
support for the Lutheran Student Movement.
Education, Christian Nurture and Evangelism through Lutheran Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                              344,145
        Provides consultation and services to congregations and schools to support their ministry in
education through advocacy; research and planning; geographic–area strategies; communication and
resources; cooperation with Evangelical Lutheran Education Association; and networking with other
private school entities.
Professional Leadership Recruitment and Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                 202,005
        Provides opportunity for development of professional staff at ministries in educational settings
through staff development grants; leadership and vocation conferences; staff recruitment efforts;
orientation of new staff; and support services.
Cooperation with International and National Ecumenical Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        84,875
       Works cooperatively with and supports Lutheran Educational Conference of North America;
World Student Christian Federation; Council of Ecumenical Student Christian Ministries; and the
Higher Education Ministries Arena.
Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       27,900
Unit Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           208,720
Total Current Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          $ 5,053,290
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D IVISION FOR C HURCH IN S OCIETY
         The division fu rthers this church’s witness to Jesus Christ, wh o frees us to do justice an d give our lives in service. This
division helps the church as it works for the common good, confronts obstacles to local and global community, and cares for
creation and for all peo ple according to th eir needs.

Current Prog ram Prop osals
Advocacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,116,605
         W e seek justice for God’s creation as public and corporate policy is considered and established. The
Advocacy Department represents this church’s commitment to justice on domestic and foreign policy issues facing
the national and th e federal governm ent, the United Nations, state capito ls, and corporation s.
Education and Program Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                       1,067,645
        W e prepare and produce print, video, and audio resou rces for use in congregations, synods, social m inistry
organizations, and educational institutions. We address issues that impact members of the society, such as
commu nity economic developm ent, environmental concerns, disabilities, criminal justice, HIV and AIDS, access
to health care, hu nger and p overty , and pro vide techn ical assistance in th e develop ment o f program matic
emphases.
Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       368,310
        W e coordin ate, research, an d focus th is church’s theological and ethical address of important social issues
through the development of study resources, social statements, messages, and resolutions. This work seeks to a)
equip and nurture members for their calling in the world, b) encourage learning and moral discourse, c) develop
and enact social policy, and d) interpret and apply policy to issues as they arise in society.
Support to Social Ministry Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                            886,640
          We administer criteria and granting of affiliation status of social ministry organizations with the ELCA through
this church’s mem bership in Lutheran Services in America and in partnersh ip with synods and congregations. We provide
a comprehensive system for human services to carry out this church’s ministry with persons in poverty, and other persons
with limited options and special needs. Programm atic and technical support services to ELC A’s 260 social ministry
organizations include assisting development of new services or organizations; managing a quadrennial process of reviewing
church relationships between SMOs and their church partners; maintaining, in cooperation with Division for Ministry,
standards for chaplains serving in affiliated organizations; providing disaster response services on behalf of this church
through a network of affiliated social ministry organizations.
Building Relationships with the ELCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                            127,875
        W e unite the work of division staff with the work of congregations, syno ds, regions, affiliated
organizations, auxiliary organizations, and other partners to support the Church’s mission in society.
Unit Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                 368,880
Governan ce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            36,050

Total Current Fu nd Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                 $ 3,972,005
World H unger Program
           This division coordinates the churchwide World Hunger Program on behalf of the ELC A’s Divisions for Global
Mission, Church in Society, Congregational Ministries, and the Department for Communication so that the ELCA has an
integrated and multidimensional world hunger ministry; provides interpretive educational resources and events so that 11,000
ELCA congregational hunger programs receive significant direction and substance in their anti-hunger ministries; provides
grants for ecumenical partnerships, hunger education, hunger advocacy, direct relief, community development and
organizing so that congregations, synods, and anti-hunger organizations (ecumenical and secular) receive new or ongoing
financial support for their anti-hunger ministries; provides partial support for ELCA advocacy through state, national, and
private sector offices so that the causes of hunger and poverty are addressed through social justice measures at state and
national levels.
            Relief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      $496,225
            Development . . . . . . . . .              967,985
            Organizing . . . . . . . . . . .           412,865
            Education . . . . . . . . . . . .          349,615
            Advocacy . . . . . . . . . . . .           726,665
            Administration . . . . . . . .             280,845

Total World Hunger Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,234,200
Total Unit Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 7,206,205



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D IVISION FOR G LOBAL M ISSION
        Engages ELCA members and resources in mission with other countries by the sending of missionaries and
volunteers and through involvement in evangelism, witness, education, promotion of justice, service, relief, and
development. Relates to churches, institutions, agencies, and movements in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia,
the Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Assists churches in other countries in their mission to this church and
society. Cooperates in providing programs of global mission education and stewardship.

Current Program Proposals                                                              Missionaries   Current Funds   World Hunger
Regional Programs
The regional programs provide support for missionaries and
financial grants to churches and institutions in areas of evangelism
(26.5%), leadership development (30%), scholarships (8.5%),
health care, relief, and development (21.5%), education (9.5%),
and church administration (4%).
        Latin America and Caribbean                                                             27      $ 1,620,000       $     393,730
        Africa                                                                                  94        5,370,000             638,330
        Asia                                                                                    70        2,670,000             324,475
        Middle East                                                                              9          720,000             141,000
        Europe                                                                                  18        1,050,000              43,050
        Interns (global)                                                                         6          120,000
Interchurch, Interfaith Agencies
       Lutheran World Federation                                                                            980,000            4,946,970
       Lutheran World Relief                                                                                                   4,667,610
       Church World Service and Witness                                                                      95,000              178,000
       World Council of Churches                                                                             55,000              203,985
       Other Ecumenical Agencies                                                                            170,000              291,230
Global Mission to the ELCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                              1,250,000
        Enable global churches to witness to members of this church
through Global Mission Events, Companion Synod programs, etc.
International Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                         1,245,000
        Enable the screening, language training, continuing
education, pastoral care, and support of international missionary
personnel.
Global Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                          363,040
        Planning and education for ministry among people of
other faiths and enabling churches of the south to be in mission
and exchange beyond their own national borders.
Unit Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                            605,000
Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                       100,000
Total Current Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  224 $    16,413,040    $       11,828,380
Missionary totals do not include volunteers.

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C OMMISSION FOR M ULTICULTURAL M INISTRIES
         Works toward the full partnership of African Americans, Blacks, Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indian
and Alaska Natives, Arab and Middle Easterners, and Latinos in the life of this church and society by recommending
policies and practices to achieve this goal; assisting ELCA units and synods; supporting the African American, Black,
Asian and Pacific Islanders, American Indian and Alaska Native, Arab and Middle Eastern, and Latino communities;
gathering advice and information; and assisting this church to create a climate for diversity in ministry and to deal with
racism.

Current Program Proposals
Ethnic Ministry Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            834,315
        Provide leadership services for African American, Black, Asian and Pacific Islander, American
Indian and Alaska Native, Arab and Middle Eastern, and Latino communities to develop programs of
leadership development, outreach, advocacy, community development, and education.
Creating a Climate for Diversity Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                    149,520
        Coordinate with synods of this church, response to the goal that 10 percent of ELCA membership will
be African American, Black, Asian and Pacific Islander, American Indian and Alaska Native, Arab and
Middle Eastern, and Latino.
Multicultural Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              341,185
         Provide programs that serve members and leaders from the African American, Black, Asian and
Pacific Islander, American Indian and Alaska Native, Arab and Middle Eastern, and Latino communities.
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       91,430
Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       31,000
Total Current Fund Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               $ 1,450,450
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C OMMISSION FOR W OMEN
        Assists the church to recognize, listen to, and benefit from the leadership of all women, particularly African,
African American and Black, American Indian and Alaska Native, Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian and Pacific
Islander, and Latino women; assists this church to realize the full participation of women; fosters partnership between
women and men; advocates justice for women in church and in society; works with others in assisting this church to
address issues of sexism, racism, and classism; assists this church to create a safe environment for women in Church
and in society; and supports multi-year churchwide emphases. The two identified major focus areas for the next
biennium are to:
        1) Assist this church to create a safe environment for all women in this church and in society; and
        2) Promote justice and full participation for all women of cultures in the life of this church and in society

Current Program Proposals
Full Participation of Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           79,165
         Monitor, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding the full participation of women in the
life of this church.
Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color and Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                92,905
        Initiate and support opportunities to utilize and enhance the effective leadership of African
American and Black, American Indian and Alaska Native, Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian and Pacific
Islander, and Latino women leaders.
Networking Among Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  76,985
        Promote justice, and support and encourage networking among women, including addressing
racism, sexism, classism, and relationships between women and men.
Safety for Women in this Church and in Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                          77,165
         Assist in the creation and sustaining of a safe environment for women in this church and in
society, including addressing issues of safety such as the ELCA Strategy for Responding to Sexual Abuse
and domestic and community violence.
Leadership for Churchwide Goals and Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                        69,920
         Provides for the coordination of multi-year churchwide emphases and goals, such as Criminal
Justice, the ELCA Women and Children Living in Poverty strategy, the ELCA Anti-Racism Strategy,
work on the Decade for a Culture of Non-Violence, the follow up work on the Ecumenical Decade of
Churches in Solidarity with Women, as well as global and international ecumenical networking.
Unit Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         90,855
Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    51,780
Total Current Fund Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $             538,775
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O FFICE OF THE P RESIDING B ISHOP
        Provides leadership for the life and witness of this church; oversees, supervises, and coordinates the work of
the churchwide organization; provides pastoral care for the bishops of synods; and provides ecumenical leadership and
representation for this church.

Current Program Proposals
Leadership Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              453,535
        Fulfills responsibilities as presiding bishop, president, and chief executive officer of the
churchwide organization. Serves as chief ecumenical officer and primary representative in national and
international interchurch agencies. Provides leadership and care for bishops of synods and participates
in synodical events.
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       453,500
         Oversees the administration of the churchwide organization and provides for the coordination
of the work of churchwide units. Develops the budget for the churchwide organization and provides
strategic planning, review, and evaluation of the work of the churchwide organization. Supervises the
work of other officers, and the departments for Communication, Human Resources, Research and
Evaluation, Ecumenical Affairs, and Synodical Relations. Works with synods on matters of mutual
interest. Prepares agendas for the governing bodies of the churchwide organization.
Total Current Fund Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               $   907,035
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D EPARTMENT FOR C OMMUNICATION
        The Department for Communication interprets the work of this church, provides for this church’s presence
in the public media, and helps the ELCA speak with a unified voice through a coordinated communication effort by
this church’s divisions, commissions, and departments.

Current Program Proposals
News and Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       367,570
       Provide news and information about this church and its members to the public and church
media.
Internal Church Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  801,765
        Provide comprehensive interpretation of the work of this church, including production of a
wide variety of printed and audio-visual materials. Coordinate, produce, and distribute the ELCA video
magazine, “Mosaic,” coordinate Spanish language translation for the churchwide organization.
ELCA Identity Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        400,000
        Implement the second phase of the Identity Project, building on phase one evaluation and
research, including the Spanish language Identity Project for the churchwide organization. Both projects
are communication evangelism programs for the ELCA utilizing television, radio, and print advertising.
Public Media Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        487,905
       Continue existing radio programs “Lutheran Vespers” and the “Protestant Hour,” and support the
“Odyssey” television network. Create new programs and spot announcements for radio and television.
Production Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      92,600
      Manage and coordinate ELCA multi-media productions.
Resource Information and Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                    849,800
       Provide information to congregational leaders through Seeds for the Parish, Action Packet, and
Resource Information Service. Coordinate communications linkages among congregations, synods,
resource centers, and churchwide units. Manage World Wide Web resources for the churchwide units.
Unit Administration and Public Relations Consultation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                              230,015
        Provide unit leadership and professional advice to this church and its leaders concerning public
relations and media awareness.
Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    19,380
Total Current Fund Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,249,035
World Hunger Interpretation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $             81,640
       Coordinate interpretation of the ELCA Hunger Appeal, Hunger Program, and Disaster
Response through a newsletter, regular articles in ELCA publications, and three resource packets.
Total Unit Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,330,675
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D EPARTMENT FOR E CUMENICAL A FFAIRS
        Coordinates the ecumenical, inter-Lutheran, and interfaith activities of this church; recommends policy;
encourages related theological study; provides guidelines for synods, congregations, and churchwide units; and guides
this church’s process of reception of theological agreements.

Current Program Proposals
Assist and Represent the Presiding Bishop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                     119,265
        Advise the Presiding Bishop of this church on ecumenical matters; on request, represent the
Presiding Bishop and arrange for services to visiting church leaders.
Conduct Theological Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                14,050
     Continue ecumenical dialogues, interfaith conversations, and support scholarships.
Conduct Ecumenical Dialogues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  150,725
     Arrange for ecumenical dialogues and interfaith conversations.
Administer Participation in Ecumenical Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                              1,131,045
        Coordinate the financial and personnel support of this church with the Lutheran World
Federation, the World Council of Churches, and the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the
U.S.A., and their cognate units.
Guide Reception of Ecumenical Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                          179,980
      Assist in making ecumenical agreements a part of the life of this church.
Assist Regions, Synods, Congregations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                     111,865
        Encourage the exchange of information, the sharing of concerns, and the development of ideas
in ecumenical matters.
Unit Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             1,000
Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       48,910
Total Current Fund Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               $ 1,756,840
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D EPARTMENT FOR H UMAN R ESOURCES
          Provides leadership, support, and oversight to the policy and people practices at the churchwide organization and offers such polices
and practices to regions, synods, and congregations as guidelines. These policies and practices include leadership assessment and development
processes; management and employee development processes; conflict resolution systems; conduct in the work place policies; recruitment,
interviews and selection policies and techniques; compensation and benefits: strategies and administration; fair employment practices; position
descriptions; performance management system and training; and volunteer and art management.

Current Prog ram Prop osals
Leadership and Management Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                         $    183,120
          Develop personnel policies for Church Coun cil: systema tically train, develop, and enhance the skills of employees
in the area of leadership and management; consult with the executives of the churchwide units on personnel policies and
practices; administer approved policies; offer guidelines and consulting service on personnel policies to regions, synods,
congregations and inter-Lutherans agencies; establish and oversee employee representative and advisory comm ittees.

Inclusive Recruitment and Staffing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                     194,615
         Recruit qualified candidate s, including wom en, perso ns of colo r, and perso ns who se primar y langua ge is
other than English, for p ositions in this church ; interview, screen, and refer qualified applicants to hiring
executives; identify an d utilize alternate staffing sources includ ing volunteers an d interns.

Com pensation and Perform ance App raisal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                           81,830
          Establish and maintain an equitab le salary administration program; develop position descriptions in consultation
with unit directors; evaluate positions to determine the appropriate salary for each position; produce salary data for executive
directors; maintain performance appraisal system and records; interpret benefit provisions established by the Board of
Pensions.

Staff Training and De velopmen t. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  139,750
         Develop and implement relevant, adequate, and cost–effective employee training courses that meet the needs of
ELCA employees for providing quality service to constituents; assess needs; negotiate with unit executives and training
providers for appropriate courses; provide career counseling to churchwide staff; advise on the use of the continuing
education program to meet training needs; provide for just and equitab le employee-relations practices, including resolution
of problem s; and provide employee services, such as employee assistance program, retirement planning seminars, child care,
blood drives, staff events, relocation, etc.

Art Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              17,090
        Manage art collection for display in the Lutheran Center as well as an art loan program for a collection
exceeding 6000 pieces and an value of more than $2,000,000.

Total Current Fu nd Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             $    616,405
5 executive staff funded

T HE F UNCTION OF M ANAGEMENT S ERVICES
         Direct, implement, and coordinate building services, including purchase and lease arrangement of churchwide sites and equipment;
purchasing; space design and planning; telephone systems; mail room; copy center; receptionists; security; and the visitors’ center.

Current Prog ram Prop osals
Purchasing and Building Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              $    428,375
        Provide for centralized purchasing services, copy services, mail and postal services, telephone serv ices,
conference area, and gen eral building services.
The Lutheran Center Occup ancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                    2,433,340
        Provide for all contracted services, facilities, debt service, building service personn el, maintenance, and capital
improv ements.
Off-Site Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        235,695
         Provide for the lease arrangements and equipment purchases at other sites, such as the churchwide archives
building, Lu theran Office for G overnm ental Affairs, and the N ew York offices.
ELCA dvantage Prog ram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  18,285
          Provides a national, cooperative buying and stewards hip effort available for use by ELCA congregations, affiliated
agencies, institutions, and organizations.
Total Current Fu nd Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             $ 3,115,695

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D EPARTMENT FOR R ESEARCH AND E VALUATION
        Conducts or arranges for research and evaluation on behalf of the churchwide organization and its units;
provides and interprets demographic research and data on behalf of the churchwide organization, its units, synods,
and congregations; conducts and interprets appropriate research on issues, materials, resources, developments, and
attitudes of members; provides for unit program reviews and evaluation within the churchwide organization; consults
with and supports synods and regions in their research and evaluation efforts.

Current Program Proposals
General Research and Program Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                        277,885
         Ensure that church staff and leaders have valid relevant information available to provide a strong
basis for decision making; provide evaluation support to churchwide units, synods, and regions.
Information Gathering from Constituents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                          154,585
      Provide the church with reliable information on constituent attitudes regarding emerging issues.
Demographics and Demographic Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                            225,970
     Provide and analyze demographic data for congregations, synods, regions, and churchwide units.
Parochial Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          70,870
       Provide for the gathering and analyzing of annual congregational report data for use by
congregations, synods, and churchwide units.
Unit Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             24,660
Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         3,015
Total Current Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          $   756,985
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D EPARTMENT FOR S YNODICAL R ELATIONS
         Supports the work of the Conference of Bishops; provides orientation and support to new bishops and
synodical staff persons; conducts an annual Academy for Bishops for mutual reflection and continuing education;
carries out the first-call assignment process for approximately 350 rostered ministry candidates each year; administers
continuing education funds for bishops, synodical, and churchwide staff; administers the Shared-Risk, Good Samaritan,
and Special Needs Retirement funds; and provides assistance to synods in strategic planning, management audits, and
leadership development.

Current Program Proposal
Conference of Bishops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $   491,585
         Provides for the semi-annual meetings of synodical bishops, annual Academy for Bishops, work
of the committees of the conference. Manages first-call process and supports mobility of ordained
pastors and associates in ministry, deaconesses, and diaconal ministers. Supports synodical bishops in developing
strategies and resources for pastoral care.
Leadership Support to Synods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          355,230
          Together with the Division for Ministry, the department provides regionally deployed staff and
consultants to assist synod bishops and staff persons in mobility, first-call and candidacy facilitation,
pastoral care, and continuing education. Provides leadership for networking and resourcing of synodical
officers and staff. Assists synods in strategic planning, organizational reviews, and leadership development.
Coordinates annual synodical-churchwide consultations.
Federal Chaplaincies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    203,550
        Provides personnel and resources to undergird the ministries of military chaplains and those who
serve in other federal chaplaincies. A Washington, D.C., office is maintained to coordinate the
recruitment, endorsement, support, and pastoral care of those who serve in such chaplaincies throughout
the world.
Synodical and Regional Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            301,530
       Strategic and financial partnership is provided to the nine regions of this church in support of
coordination and regional ministry efforts. A grant is provided to the Alaska synod to undergird
administration and program.
Total Current Fund Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,351,895
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O FFICE OF THE S ECRETARY
          Provides leadership and fulfills the normal functions of the secretary of a corporation. Responsible for the
minutes and records of the Churchwide Assembly, Church Council, Executive Committee, Conference of Bishops,
Cabinet of Executives, and receives complete minutes for permanent record of all boards, advisory and steering
committees. Maintains the rosters of ordained ministers and rostered lay persons. Provides for publication of official
documents and policies of this church; pre-assembly reports; assembly minutes; a directory of congregations, rostered
persons, and entities of this church; and other informational and statistical material. Receives the annual report of the
congregations and makes it available to this church. Coordinates the use of legal services by the churchwide
organization. Operates the archives of the church, including provision for an Archives Advisory Committee.
Implements and operates a records management system. Arranges and manages meetings of the Churchwide Assembly
and Church Council. Is the custodian of the official seal, maintains a necrology, and attests documents. Prepares and
researches amendments, and prepares interpretations when necessary of the Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing
Resolutions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Provides services to the Nominating Committee of the
Churchwide Assembly and the nomination process of the Church Council. Arranges elections by the Church Council
to fill a vacancy.

Current Program Proposals
Leadership and Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  $   354,835
       Fulfill responsibilities of the secretary of this church.
Rosters and Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             203,355
       Maintain official rosters and statistics.
Meetings and Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              189,325
      Plan for and manages meetings and travel, including Church Council meetings and the
Churchwide Assembly.
Archives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       408,165
      Provide for the preservation of and access to permanently valuable records of this church.
Operations and Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                       80,950
      Ensure timely and accurate preparation and distribution of material.
Records Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                 179,060
      Maintain Library and the records retention program.
Legal Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         401,190
       Provide counsel in legal matters and respond to legal issues imposed upon this church.
Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         163,825
       Provide for the preparation, publication, and distribution of official ELCA documents.
       Sub-Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         $ 1,980,705
Church Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              95,000
      Provides for three annual Church Council meetings.
Churchwide Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  875,000
      Provide for one-half of the 2003 Churchwide Assembly and follow-up for the 2001 Churchwide
Assembly.
Total Current Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              $ 2,950,705
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O FFICE OF THE T REASURER
        Relates to the treasurer of the church and to other units in providing financial and computer data services for
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Provides for banking relationships; financial reporting, external audits,
and churchwide insurance programs; and management of capital funds, real property, capital loan funds, liabilities,
and receipt of gifts.

Current Program Proposals
Accounting and Financial Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,253,475
       Provide services for accounts payable, financial systems development, external audit, budget
development, payroll services, and financial reporting. Provide for the recording and depositing of all
monies received by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in accordance with the wishes of
donors and generally accepted accounting principles and standards. Provide real estate services for the
ELCA Mission Investment Fund and the Division for Outreach.
Information Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      2,008,295
      Provide information management services, including electronic network management for the
churchwide organization for communication of information.
Risk Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    328,240
         Provide insurance programs for the churchwide organization, congregations and affiliated
organizations, such as fidelity bonding, property and liability, travel and accident, board and officer
liability, and worker's compensation and employer's liability coverage.
Unit Administration and Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               145,225
Total Current Fund Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,735,235
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ELCA F OUNDATION
          Provides a link between the accumulated resources of ELCA members and congregations with ELCA ministries by
assisting individuals and congregations in creating and implementing gift plans that nurture the Church and its vital ministries:
congregations, synods, social ministry organizations, colleges and universities, worldwide missions, and numerous other
domestic and global endeavors.
          Manages the Fund for Leaders in Mission, a new churchwide effort to build an endowed scholarship program for
ELCA seminarians studying at ELCA seminaries (with funding provided in part from AAL and Lutheran Brotherhood, Inc.).
          Maintains a nationwide network of regional gift planners, as well as staff in Chicago, who assist ELCA members and
congregations in all aspects of charitable estate planning and major gifts. Since 1988, raised over $279 million in gifts, including
$163 million in the form of life income agreements benefitting future ELCA ministries. Distributed in excess of $148 million
to over 1200 ELCA churchwide, synodical, and local ministries from outright gifts, bequests, life insurance proceeds, and
matured life income agreements.
          Coordinates its work with the Office of the Treasurer and the Division for Congregational Ministries.

Current Program Proposals
Planned Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,399,000
        Supports Lutheran Planned Giving Partnerships, whose goal is to teach and motivate donors and
congregations to leave a legacy for ministry. Helps individuals make a provision for the ministries of
the Church while also meeting their personal and family financial goals. Assists congregations in
establishing a mission endowment fund, including managing its investments and developing additional
fund gifts.
Educational, Advertising, and Marketing Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                        354,500
        Increase the visibility of the ELCA Foundation and its gift planning opportunities through the
Foundation’s triannual publication “Legacies,” as well as advertising in “The Lutheran,” and other related
publications.
Unit Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      135,595
         Oversee, process, and manage approximately $82 million in charitable gift annuities, $66 million
in charitable remainder trusts, $132 million in endowments, and $60 million in congregational investments in
the Endowment Pooled Trust. Administration expenses are significantly offset by management fees
charged to the Endowment Pooled Trust and Deferred Gift Funds.
Total Current Fund Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          $ 1,889,095
27 FTE executive and shared staff funded




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C HURCH P ERIODICAL
      Publishes The Lutheran, magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Current Program Proposal
       The Lutheran appears 12 times each year with 60 pages in each issue. Circulation is 580,000 copies. Synodical
news supplements are included in copies of the magazine sent to their members. The program cost below represents
a churchwide subsidy to cover remaining costs so as to keep the subscription rates as low as possible.

Total Current Fund Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200,000

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G ENERAL E XPENSES

Current Program Proposals
Retiree Health and Minimum Pension Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,900,000
       Provides minimum health and pension benefits for retired clergy, missionaries, lay church
workers, and their spouses from all predecessor church bodies.
Depreciation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $ 1,500,000
      Fund depreciation of buildings, furniture, and other major capital purchases.
Strategy Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $             150,000
        Provide financial support to assist in implementing strategies or other directives from previous
or current Churchwide Assembly action.
Real Estate Expenses and Contingency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                      118,385
       Expenses incurred during the time of disposition of real property donated to this church and
funds held in contingency to meet unexpected expenses.
Compensation Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,720,000
        Pool from which salary and benefit increases can be distributed to units in support of their staff.
This includes an anticipated large adjustment for medical premiums.
Expanded Ministry Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              200,000
        Funds to allow for expansion of ministry when estimated income is deemed to be in line with
actual performance.




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Chart 1
2002 Expense Proposal by Expense Type




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Chart 2
2002 Financial Support Grants




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Chart 3
2002 Expense Proposal by Unit Type




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Chart 4
Fiscal 2002 Revenue Sources




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Chart 5
2002 Expense Proposal by Major Purpose




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Chart 6
2002 World Hunger Appeal by Purpose




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Chart 7
Twelve-Year Comparison of Income and Expense
With Mission Support Shown Separately




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Chart 8
World Hunger Income 1989-2000




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Chart 9
Synodical Mission Support By Month 1995-2000




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Chart 10
1999 Per Capita Total Giving
and Mission Support By Region




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Chart 11
1995 and 1999 Mission Support
as a Percent of Total Giving By Region




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Chart 12
1999 Percent of Per Capita Income Given
to Congregations By Congregational Size




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