Assignment Process

Candidates approved for ordination, consecration, commissioning, reinstatement and candidates from other traditions must submit several forms prior to the Assignment Consultation. The Candidate Assignment Paperwork (Forms A, B, R, Commentary) as well as a Rostered Ministers Profile (RMP) must be submitted in a timely fashion. The seminary, Candidacy and Leadership Manager and candidacy committee/synod relating to each candidate must also submit required forms in accordance with the posted deadlines.

While there are several steps that need to be taken to make sure that you are included in the upcoming assignment, this site contains several resources to help guide you along the journey.

It is recommended that you first start by reading the Assignment Process Guide. Next, it is recommended that you carefully review the Assignment Paperwork submission deadlines and download a copy of the Assignment Process Checklist. Failure to meet all requirements by the deadlines may result in postponement of your assignment to the next cycle.

Please also keep in close contact with your regional Candidacy and Leadership Manager, your synod candidacy or assignment contact and your seminary representatives as you prepare for assignment. These contacts can provide invaluable guidance for you.



In this tab, you’ll find a comprehensive guide to the Assignment process and protocol within the ELCA.

Assignment Process Guide

Assignment Process Guide

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Assignment Churchwide Contacts

Assignment Churchwide Contacts

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Seminary Staff

Seminary Staff

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September 2017 Assignment Paperwork Deadlines Schedule

September 2017 Assignment Paperwork Deadlines Schedule

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Candidate Assignment Paperwork (Forms A, B, R, Commentary)


Candidate Assignment Paperwork (Forms A, B, R, Commentary)

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Assignment Process FAQs

Assignment Process FAQs

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Assignment Checklist

Assignment Checklist

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