Our Constitution

Welcome to Trinity's Constitution page, dedicated to the time-honored Lutheran practice of regularly reviewing, discussing and developing the document that proclaims our mutual respect for one another, even as it proclaims our commitment to mission.  Use the linked documents below to deepen your understanding of Lutheran governance as Trinity engages in the ongoing work of reform, developing our future practice while cherishing the best elements of our past.  These truly are exciting times!

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Source Documents for Download and Discussion

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  • The Model Constitution of the ELCA

    Click on the ELCA logo to download the Model Constitution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (2016).  A Constitution is a central component of any congregation's identity, and critical to its function as a legal entity under the ELCA.  Every congregation member is encouraged to review the Model Constitution in preparation for the ongoing business of discussing and developing their congregation's constitutional practice.

  • Trinity's 2001 Constitution

    Click on the Trinity logo to download a copy of our 2001 Trinity Constitution for reference as you consider our Council's proposed 2018 Draft Constitution.

  • Our 2018 Draft Constitution for Review

    Click on the logo to the left to download a copy of our 2018 Draft Constitution offered by Council for congregational review in preparation for discussion and voting this month (September, 2018).  Please address questions, comments and concerns to Trinity's Constitution Update Team (Leslie Askonas, Rebecca Shadle or Nancy Klein) either in person or by email at TrinityConstitution@gmail.com.