The new Candidacy ELCA Community and new forms have arrived. This will affect new candidates submitting an application as well as synods submitting decision forms.

Formatta is no longer available, if you have a Formatta form that you were working on and did not submit before June 23rd, you will have to copy and paste the information into the new forms.

Your candidacy journey begins when you contact your synod office. At the synod office, you will be directed to the person/s who can talk to you about your discernment journey and the candidacy process, what forms are necessary and how to complete them.

 “A list of all of the required candidate forms is available in the candidacy resource page.”

Download our Frequently Asked Questions list for further information

If you have any questions please contact Sandra Mejia-Vega, Associate Program Director for Candidacy.

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