Philosophy of Benefits

It’s powerful when a community agrees on what’s important and works together to meet shared needs.

For decades, Portico has partnered with the ELCA’s churchwide organization and synods to understand and meet the evolving benefit needs of our community. A key product of this work is the living document called the ELCA Philosophy of Benefits.

ELCA organizations of all kinds rely on this document to maintain benefit programs that align with ELCA priorities. It affirms the:

  • Importance of rostered minister and lay employee health and well-being
  • Shared cost responsibility between those receiving benefits and those providing them
  • Financial value and equity gained by taking a unified approach across the ELCA
  • Historical context of today’s philosophy

Download the ELCA Philosophy of Benefits PDF