in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Call Process is that unique and prayerful way by which the synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America engage their congregations, church-related organizations and rostered leaders (ordained ministers, associates in ministry, diaconal ministers, deaconesses, including candidates for each of these rosters) in a time of thoughtful assessment
and spiritual discernment
of the way God may be drawing each toward the other for mutual ministry for the sake of the mission and ministry of the church. Each of the sixty-five synods of the ELCA is responsible for the management of the call process within the territory of their respective synod. This web site is designed to support the work of call process across the synods by providing information and resources.
The information here does not take the place of the particular way call process is designed and managed within your synod. Please consult with your synod’s call process administrator(s) before implementing the suggestions and guidance provided here.
As you begin reflecting on the foundations of call process, be certain to read A Theology of Call. And for assistance in understanding the Mobility Database System and the way this website can help you, be certain to read Using this Site.