Candidacy

By now most of you have been informed of the new improvements coming to ELCA.org.  We are preparing to implement some technical improvements to eliminate the Formatta forms we use in the Candidacy Process.  Our Information Technology (IT) staff has been working to make the transition from Formatta to Adobe/web-based forms a simpler experience.  These improvements were expected to be completed by December 9.  However, to ensure a successful migration, which includes the conversion of the current Formatta data to the new technology, IT is requesting more time to validate and add quality assurance to their work before asking the synod to test these forms as well.  Rather than risking a go-live date that would run into the Christmas season, we will be moving the date into the first part of 2014.  You should continue to use the Formatta forms until further notice. 

We will let you know at the beginning of the year of the revised go-live date.  We thank you for your patience through this process and appreciate your work on behalf of the Gospel.

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Affiliation Checklist

For ELCA Candidates attending non-ELCA Seminaries

Affiliation Checklist

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Associate in Ministry Candidacy Process Checklist

Associate in Ministry Candidacy Process Checklist

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Called By God

Called By God

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Candidacy Manual 2012

Candidacy Manual 2012

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Candidacy Process in the ELCA

Candidacy Process in the ELCA

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Deaconess Community Candidacy Checklist

Deaconess Community Candidacy Checklist

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Diaconal Minister Candidacy Process Checklist

Diaconal Minister Candidacy Process Checklist

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From Word and Sacrament

From Word and Sacrament

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Ordained Minister Candidacy Checklist

Ordained Minister Candidacy Checklist

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Proceso de Candidatura en la IELA

Proceso de Candidatura en la IELA

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Reinstatement Checklist

Reinstatement Checklist

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Vision and Expectations for Ordained Ministers

Vision and Expectations for Ordained Ministers

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Vision and Expectations for Rostered Lay Ministers

Vision and Expectations for Rostered Lay Ministers

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What Shall I Say

What Shall I Say

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Candidacy in the ELCA is a churchwide process. Entrance into candidacy occurs through a synod candidacy committee which provides guidance and makes decisions on behalf of the ELCA. Any person seeking to become a candidate for rostered ministry in the ELCA should contact a synod office for application information.

Forms are to be filled out and submitted only after contact with the synod.

Application for Entrance to Candidacy

Submitted electronically.

Application for Entrance to Candidacy

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Application for Reinstatement to the Roster

Application for Reinstatement to the Roster

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Diaconal Ministry Spiritual Direction Report Form

Diaconal Ministry Spiritual Direction Report Form

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Application from a Pastor in Another Lutheran Church or Christian Tradition

Application from a Pastor in Another Lutheran Church or Christian Tradition

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Approval Essay Document 2013

Approval Essay Document 2013

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Endorsement Essay 2013

Endorsement Essay 2013

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Congregational Application for Intern

Congregational Application for Intern

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Congregational Registration for a Candidacy Applicant

Congregational Registration for a Candidacy Applicant

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Congregational Support for Candidates at an ELCA Seminary

Congregational Support for Candidates at an ELCA Seminary

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Candidate's Report / Internship and Faculty Form D

Candidate's Report / Internship and Faculty Form D

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Intern Supervisor's Mid-Year Review

Intern Supervisor's Mid-Year Review

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Intern Supervisor's Three Month Evaluation

Intern Supervisor's Three Month Evaluation

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Intern Supervisor's Nine Month Evaluation

This form is optional.

Intern Supervisor's Nine Month Evaluation

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Intern's Final Evaluation

Intern's Final Evaluation

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Intern's Mid-Year Evaluation

Intern's Mid-Year Evaluation

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Intern's Nine Month Report

This form is optional.

Intern's Nine Month Report

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Intern's Three Month Report

Intern's Three Month Report

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Internship Committee's Final Evaluation

Internship Committee's Final Evaluation

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Internship Committee's Mid-Year Evaluation

Internship Committee's Mid-Year Evaluation

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Supervisor's Final Evaluation

Supervisor's Final Evaluation

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While meant primarily for synodical candidacy committees, these forms have been made publicly accessible for the convenience of all in the candidacy process.

Application for Registration as a Psychological Consultant

Application for Registration as a Psychological Consultant

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Approval Decision for Candidacy Form E

Submitted electronically.

Approval Decision for Candidacy Form E

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Approval Information

Approval Information

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Associate in Ministry Field Experience

Associate in Ministry Field Experience

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Associate in Ministry Information and Planning Guide

Associate in Ministry Information and Planning Guide

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Associate in Ministry Mid-Point and Final Evaluation

Associate in Ministry Mid-Point and Final Evaluation

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Competencies Assessment Panel Report Form

Competencies Assessment Panel Report Form

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Endorsement Decision for Candidacy

Submitted electronically.

Endorsement Decision for Candidacy

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Entrance Decision for Candidacy

Submitted electronically.

Entrance Decision for Candidacy

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Initial Interview Report

Initial Interview Report

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Psychological Evaluation Report Summary

Psychological Evaluation Report Summary

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Recommendation Form Endorsement Panel Interview

Recommendation Form Endorsement Panel Interview

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Synod Financial Support for Seminary Student

Synod Financial Support for Seminary Student

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Theological Review Panel Report Form

Theological Review Panel Report Form

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