The Mission Office has moved!
The address for the new Mission Center is:
680 Copper Canyon Rd.
Argyle, Texas 76226
Please make sure your records are updated. We will be discontinuing the use of the P.O. Box; all mail must be sent to the address above!
Did you know Portico offers a way to pay your bill online?
Paying online is secure, efficient, and it’s also good stewardship of our shared financial resources—because it helps lower the cost of bill processing. It’s a simple process with only a few steps. Other advantages of paying online include:
- Better accuracy
- Payment is applied to your account faster
- Flexibility to schedule a payment up to 60 days in advance
- Health savings account (HSA) and retirement account contributions are deposited and invested faster
- It saves postage and paper
Remember: EmployerLink offers many resources in addition to paying online, including benefit and employment details, cost and compensation calculators, payroll withholding information, and more.
The ELCA is known for high-quality chaplains and applications from pastors willing to consider a Call into these ministries. Please review the following announcement from the Bureau of Prisons.
Interested clergy should go to the USAJobs.gov website and contact Eric Wester, Assistant to the Presiding Bishop and Director for Federal Chaplaincies, at Eric.Wester@elca.org or 202-417-3692 for the Ecclesiastical Endorsement (required).
Salary: $74,195.00-$96,459.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0060-12/12
Location(s): Seagoville, Texas
Open Period: 3/9/2015 to 3/23/2015
Announcement Number: SCR-2015-0140
Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
Position Info: Full Time-Permanent
Who May Apply: OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS
Duty Location: FCI Seagoville, TX
Education: All applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree (any discipline) from an accredited college, and a Master of Divinity degree consisting of 80 hours or equivalent education from an accredited residential seminary or school of theology.
Experience: At least two years, or 4,174 hours, of pastoral/spiritual leadership experience in a congregational or specialized ministry setting within the endorsing body after formal ministerial preparation. Clinical Pastoral Education, a valuable training experience for chaplains, may satisfy up to one year, or 2,087 hours, of the requirement of pastoral/spiritual experience.
Have an Ecclesiastical Endorsement. An Ecclesiastical Endorsement attests to: the applicant’s suitability for correctional ministry, support for his or her candidacy, a clear assurance statement that the applicant has no present or past legal or moral barrier to congregational ministry, and an affirmation that the applicant will facilitate inmates of all faiths opportunities to pursue individual religious beliefs and practices. The applicant’s relationship to the endorsing body must reflect a minimum two-year association before endorsement.
2015 Mission Support Pledge and Remittance Forms
Please complete the 2015 Statement of Intent form—download PDF versions below, or look for hard copies in the mail.
- 2015 Statement Of Intent Mission Support Folder
- 2015 Mission Support Pledge Form
- 2015 Mission Support Remittance Form Word | PDF
Financial Seminars from Portico
November 2, 2015: Portico Pre-Retirement Seminar
November 3, 2015: Early/Mid-Career Financial Wellness Seminar
Resources and Opportunities: