Forms, Reports, and Procedures Library

Forms, Reports & Procedures Library

Annual Report & Parochial Report

Parochial Report web page Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs (See chapter 8: Parochial Reports) The Episcopal Church Parochial Report web page Parochial Report Tables, Charts, and Research Reports (Parochial Report data since 2003)



Articles of Incorporation & Bylaws

Memo from the Chancellor Regarding Incorporations Sample Articles of Incorporation (Parish) Sample By Laws


Assessment & Program Asking



Bishop’s Visitation



Church Membership

  Procedures for Transferring Church Membership



  • Continuing Education Report for Priest
  • Annual Reports of Licensed Priest
  • Annual Report of Non-resident Priest
  • Deacon’s Report
  • Retired Clergy Compensation Limits for 2012
  • Change in Compensation
  • New Assignment Notice
  • Clergy Housing Allowance – House Provided
  • Clergy Housing Allowance – Cash Only
  • 2015 Minimum Compensation and Benefit Package
  • Discretionary Fund Policy



Constitution & Canons

Constitution and Canons web page Constitution of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana (Updated 2012) Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana (Updated 2011) Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church (Updated 2012)



Convention web page Convention journal archives Convention 2015 web page

Discretionary Fund Policy

Policy on Discretionary Funds Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs


Executive Board Minutes

See Minutes of the Executive Board


Financial Procedures

Policy on Discretionary Funds  Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs Clergy Housing Allowance – House Provided Clergy Housing Allowance – Cash Only Change in Compensation


Health Plan Policies, Plans. Enrollment Forms


Medical and Dental Plans offered in 2016

Enrollment Forms

Medical and Dental

Open Enrollment Guide 2016

Medical Plans

Aetna POSII 2016 Summary

Aetna Select EPO 2016 Summary

Anthem EPO80 2016 Summary

Anthem EPO90 2016 Summary

Anthem HDHP HSA 2016 Summary

Anthem PPO7550 2016 Summary

Cigna HDHP 2016 Summary

Cigna OAPIN 2016 Summary

Dental Plans

All three dental plans offer low out-of-pocket costs for preventive care, as well as a choice of providers in Cigna’s dental network of dentists, endodontists, pediatric dentists, periodontists, orthodontists and other dental providers.

Dental Preventive 2016 Summary

Dental Basic 2016 Summary

Dental Ortho 2016 Summary

Value-Added Benefits

Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug benefits come with all of the plans, with the exception of the two High Deductible Health Plans. For those two (HDHP) plans, the pharmacy benefits are embedded in the actual medical plans.

Prescription Drug Benefits (Standard Plan)

Prescription Benefit Summary


Vision Benefits are offered through Eye Med and come with all plans. For more information or to find a provider,  call (866) 723-0596 or visit EyeMed’s website.

Vision Benefits

EyeMed Vision Care Summary of Benefits

Behavioral Health

All our plans offer access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Cigna Behavioral Health, a free, confidential service that offers immediate help, referrals and online resources for a range of behavioral, family and care-giving, financial, health and other life issues.

EAP 100 Questions

ECMT EAP Brochure


The Medical Trust health plans include a hearing discount plan, which provides discounts on hearing exams and supplies. For a listing of HearPO providers in your area, call HearPO at (888) 432-7464, or visit HearPO.

HearPO Brochure

Health Advocate

Health Advocate helps you with insurance and health related problems.

Health Advocate Brochure

Travel Medical Assistance

Travel Medical Assistance





Lay Ministry Licensing

Lay Licensing Guidelines

Lay Ministry Application


Marriage, Remarriage, & Same-sex Blessings

Declaration of Intention – Holy Matrimony

Remarriage after Divorce – Consent of the Bishop

Marital Status of Clergy, Change of Policy

Policy on Same-Sex Blessings

Book of Common Prayer online (Marriage service is available under Pastoral Offices)

Marriage & Blessing Liturgies: Liturgical Resources as approved by General Convention

Pension Plan

Ordination Process

Commission on Ministry Booklet

Letter from COM Chair for Discernment

Priesthood Process Tracking (6 year)


Anticipated costs for congregations



Appendix III

2014-15 Tuition and Fees at VTS_masters




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