Congregational Resources

IDE Congregational Resources

2022 Mileage Rates (July 1, 2022)

  • Standard Business Mileage Rate is $0.625 a mile (IDE pays 90% which is $0.56 a mile).
  • Standard Medical and Moving Mileage Rate is $0.22.
  • Charitable Deduction Rate is $0.14 a mile.

Salary Information

At each district convention, delegates vote to approve salary guidelines and schedules for the coming triennium for both ordained and commissioned workers. They also include recommendations for benefits, housing, continuing education, vacation, and many others.

2023-2025 Ordained Worker Salary Guidelines
2023-2025 Commissioned Worker Salary Guidelines

IDE Policy Recommendations

Below you will find two policy templates approved and recommended by the Iowa District East – LCMS Board of Directors for use by district congregations. The language of these Building Use and Wedding policies has been reviewed by our attorneys and it is not recommended that it should be changed.

Building Use Policy
Wedding Policy

LCMS Congregational Resources


For resources on Lutheran worship including prayers, lectionary readings, church music, the church year calendar, and much more, please see the LCMS website.


Position Description Guides

If you are looking to establish a new position or to update your existing position descriptions at your congregation, school, or ministry, please refer to these position description guides published by the LCMS.

Ministry Staff Positions
Congregational Officers
Administrative Staff Positions
Facilities Staff Positions

Church Administration

Available from the LCMS and are items regarding administration for your church, school, or ministry. Direction can be found for human resources, legal issues, finances, constitution and bylaw matters, safety, and many more.

Employment Resource Manual
Congregational Treasurers Manual
Church and School Administration