Therefore encourage each other and build up each other, as indeed you are doing. 
– 1 Thessalonians 5:11

As God’s people, we seek to love each other through mutual affirmation, thereby providing a strong foundation from which we may together serve God. Some congregations and faith communities have found a Mutual Ministry Team (MMT) to be a helpful process for nurturing good and healthy relationships.

The Mutual Ministry Guide has been prepared by the ELCIC for use across the ELCIC. The purpose of the guide is to:

  1. Help congregations to nurture good and healthy mutual relationships between ministries of the rostered minister and the church leadership.
  2. Provide guidelines to facilitate intentional and regular evaluations of congregational ministries, the staff and rostered minister based on their church mission, vision and goals within the context of their individual and unique settings.
  3. Seek together opportunities for growth and renewal.

Resources posted to the left are intended to compliment this guide. For additional support, you may wish to contact your synod office.

The following is the Mutual Ministry Guide and related forms.