Every three years the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) amends the Model Constitution for Congregations. The Model is the basis the constitutions of all congregations in the ELCA. The Synod Council of the Metropolitan D.C. Synod, of which Christ the King is a part, reviewed the Model Constitution made necessary decisions, and has now requested that the congregations of the synod update their constitutions so that they are aligned with the amended Model.
The Congregation Council of Christ the King appointed a Constitution and Bylaw Committee to review the 2019 Model Constitution, incorporate the required changes, and make recommendations about sections where congregations are allowed to make their own decisions on the wording. On November 18, the committee presented its draft to the council, who approved it. Learn more and read the Constitution draft.