Retention of Documents and Reports

Description of RecordsCare of RecordsFinal Disposition
Reports from the synod to the ELCA Church Council

Reports from synod staff or about various synod
partnerships and activities

Publications of the bishop

Worship bulletins for synod sponsored events
These are created electronically but used and preserved as paper documents. These documents add to the story of the synod and should be collected in the archives of the synod or region. If not included in synod council minutes, select for inclusion in archives.Send to the synod or regional archives at the conclusion of the bishop's term of service.
Synod newsletters

News releases and other promotional material

Training program material

World Wide Website

Membership directories (with or without photographs)
When retained exclusively in electronic format, print samples for preservation in the synod or regional archives.Send samples to the synod or regional archives.