Using this Site
A guide to the ELCA Mobility Database System
|What is a Call?|
For Lutherans, "call" or "calling" refers to the vocations of every Christian — the roles in which they live out their faith, such as family member, citizen, worker, church member. In the context of public ministry, a call is an official invitation to become a public leader in this church. A pastor, deaconess, diaconal minister or associate in ministry receives a call as he or she begins serving a congregation, institution, or agency of this church.
A guide to assist congregational leaders (call committee and council leaders), organizational leaders (search committees), and rostered leaders (pastors, associates in ministry, diaconal ministers, deaconesses and candidates).
Call Process is a "partnership of common purpose" where all expressions of the ELCA come together — ministry sites, rostered leaders, synod bishops, and churchwide offices — to mutually cooperate and coordinate their efforts in the call process. This guide is intended to help all parties involved in this important work better understand and use this resource that now exists in the “Mobility Database System.”
This website provides:
- Resources: helpful articles and information about call process work
- Ministry Opportunities: a searchable listing of position openings within the ELCA
- Call Process forms, especially:
The Ministry Site Profile (MSP) for use by congregations and church-related organizations seeking to call an ELCA rostered leader
The Rostered Leader Profile (RLP) is for use by those on the four rosters of the ELCA
- Account Management: a means to monitor the status of your RLP or MSP
Continue to Using the Ministry Site Profile or Using the Rostered Leader Profile