Qualities and Gifts for Public Ministry
What’s essential for rostered ministry?
Biblical, Personal Depth, Committed to Church, Abiding in Jesus, Witnessing, Spiritually Disciplined, Genuine, Believer, Integrated, Living Jesus' Grace
Giftedness, Spiritual, Creative, Empowering, Courageous, Equipping Others, Responsible, Visionary, Awareness of One's Style, Practiced, People Skills, Willingness, Servanthood, Humility, sense of Privilege in Serving, Selflessness
For the Lord, For the Church, Churchpersonship, Devotion, Passionate for God and God's Kingdom, For the Gospel, Relationally Oriented to People and World, Collegiality, Compassion, Caring for People, Fresh and Passionate, A Pastor's Heart, Hospitality, Empathy, Vulnerability
Sense of Call
Flexibility, Understanding, Clear, Inner and Outer Senses of Call, Desire to Learn, As a Way of Life, Sense of Mission, Curiosity, Life-long Learner, Sense of Transformation, Sense of Re-formation, Teachability, Open to Change and Self-discovery, Listener
Genuine, Authentic, Transparent, Self-differentiated, Self-aware, Character -can grow up, Honesty, Trustworthiness, Spiritually and Emotionally Healthy, Sense of Humor, Self-care, Mentally Healthy
Biblically Literate, Academic Ability, Biblical and Theological, Sense of Context, Vision, Balance of Law and Gospel, Both Therapeutic and Prophetic, Articulate Grace, Intelligent, Common Sense, Wisdom
Spirituality, ELCA/Lutheran Identity, Balanced Life, Integrated Theology and Practice, Ability to Live in Dialectical Tension/Paradox/Ambiguity, Spiritual Depth, Graced and Know It
This list of essential qualities was compiled from characteristics identified in 11 candidacy consultations held throughout the ELCA with synod and seminary candidacy leaders.