Become a Professional Leader
Explore your call to professional leadership in the ELCA
Are you thinking about serving the church professionally?
Part of developing your call as a human being is going deeper with your understanding of who you are called to be -- what we mean when we say “vocation.” It's not a thing or a job, it's a calling, meant to be lived and breathed and experienced -- just like you.
Live your life to its full potential
In a world full of messages competing for your time, attention, and values it’s important to remember that you live your life as a person with a specific set of skills, gifts and talents who lives in God’s very real world. Living your life involves using these skills, gifts, and talents to help shape the communities that you are a part of.
Making a difference in the world requires first that you know who you are, and you know how to identify, live and use the gifts you’ve been given.
“God is present.”
Eric serves as a diaconal minister and chaplain at a children’s hospital. He says, “Each day I find myself in both the best and worst moments of people’s lives, and God is present.”
Continue the journey
There are many opportunities for professional leadership in the ELCA.
Candidacy (the process of becoming a rostered leader in the ELCA)
Fund for Leaders - a scholarship program for ELCA seminarians