To be completed by the candidate before approval and the assignment process
Download the Approval Essay May 2013- April 2014
Approval occurs during the final year of study and reflects the church's confidence that the candidate is ready to begin service in one of the rostered ministries of the ELCA. The approval decision is made by the synod candidacy committee in consultation with an ELCA seminary faculty. Approved candidates are eligible to receive a Letter of Call for service in the church.