The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


In the black


Churchwide operations of the ELCA posted a $2.9 million operating surplus for fiscal year 2013 before various transfers were made as instructed by the Church Council. Mission support — a portion of money from donations congregations receive that is sent on to synods and the churchwide offices — totaled $48.75 million with additional income totaling $22 million. Another $1.56 million was released from designated/restricted funds. Expenses totaled $69.4 million. Mission support was $1.12 million less than that of 2012 and $646,000 less than budgeted. (See chart above.)


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