This final step includes a churchwide assignment process for approved candidates in which they are assigned to a synod of this church based on the ministry needs of the church. They are then available for a Letter of Call for service in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.Tools for the Call Process
The process by which a rostered leader (pastor, associate in ministry, diaconal minister or deaconess) in this church moves from one call to a new call is commonly referred to as "mobility." Click here
for mobility forms or call your synod office.
An early step in calling a rostered leader is completing a Congregational Mission Profile, a document that describes your congregation's history, ministry, membership, community, and leadership needs. Click here for the Congregational Mission Profile or call your synod office.
Discernment | Criteria | Candidacy | Call Process | First Call