To be completed by the candidate for endorsement, before ELCA internship or supervised field experience
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In the endorsement decision, the synod candidacy committee evaluates and affirms the candidate's continued growth in preparation for, and sense of call to, rostered ministry. A reflective essay and interview are included at this step as developmental goals are identified and personal, spiritual, and theological readiness are discussed. A positive endorsement enables a candidate to participate in an ELCA internship or supervised field experience.