Financial Resources

by Southeastern District on February 23, 2020

Financial and stewardship resources. You will find links for that are specific to the SED and resources from other organizations such as the LCMS and LCEF.

2020 SED Budget Narrative - detailed information on the SED Board of Directors approved 2020 budget.

Student Loan Repayment Program - a program that porvides grants to SED church workers to help repay college and/or seminary education loans. 2020 application will be available in Fall 2020. Read more

Tuition Assistance for Future Church Workers - The 2020 application process will be announced in Spring 2020.

Congregational Treasurer's Manual - provides information on various aspects of the duties of congregational treasurer.

Travel Equalization Enrollment Form
The Southeastern District has established a Travel Equalization program to provide minimum reimbursement for pastors, teachers, vicars, and laity who serve as representatives to official District conferences and conventions. If you choose to participate in Travel Equalization, the District office must receive payment from your congregation or school prior to the event for which they intend to submit a claim. 2020 assessments are due December 31, 2019. Travel Equalization Voucher (blank)

Concordia Plan Services - Benefits, resources, and services—it’s all covered within the site. See how we “walk together” with the LCMS to support members and their families through benefit packages.

Concordia Plan Services preferred partnership with Paycor for Payroll & HR  
Concordia Plan Services has partnered with Paycor to assist congregations with payroll management. Paycor is a customizable solution designed specifically for Concordia partners that includes payroll processing, tax handling, employee self-service, payroll payments and reporting. Their prices are very reasonable: $11 base fee and $1.49 per employee (includes quarterly tax filings like 941s).
They will also process the EBSO 403(b) retirement payments. They assume 100% liability for the filing of taxes. If you are using Paychex, the original CPS partner, you may want to consider switching to save money. For more information, contact Jessy McKeever at 513.827.1705 or  .

Another comprehensive solution provider is MinistryWorks (ministry of Brotherhood Mutual Insurance). To learn more, go to or call 866.215.5540.  

Taxes and Ministers - A resource on tax issues for ordained and commissioned ministers. (This is a downloadable PDF of the booklet resource found on the LCMS webpage for Church Office Administration Resources - please scroll to the bottom for the latest version of Taxes and Minsters)

Informational resources are available to guide Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations and workers in managing church and school operations.

2020 SED Mission Partnership Support (MPS) Intention Form: download pdf

Suggested Compensation Guidelines for Pulpit Supply/Organist/Lecturer Services: (download pdf)

Standard Mileage Rates effective 01/01/2020: (download pdf)

Cybersecurity Resources:

Employment Resource Manual: Provided to assist congregations and districts of the Synod understand and apply good sound employment principles. Add this link:

LCMS Handbook:

LCMS Group Purchasing Agreement:

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