Martin Luther was eight years old when Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe and landed in the Western Hemisphere. Luther was a young monk and priest when Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Completion of the first call process completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA.
With gratitude for those who have gone before and hope for the future, the ELCA gives thanks to God for the ministry of women. In 2019 and 2020 we celebrate 50 years of Lutheran women being ordained in the United States, 40 years of women of color being ordained, and 10 years of LGBTQIA+ individuals being able to serve freely.
In its simplest form, becoming a sanctuary denomination means that the ELCA is publicly declaring that walking alongside immigrants and refugees is a matter of faith. In baptism, we are brought into a covenantal relationship with Jesus Christ that commits us to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.
The Rostered Minister Profile is for use by Ministers of Word and Sacrament and Ministers of Word and Service, as well as those who are candidates for these rosters. The RMP is not intended for use by other church professionals such as non-rostered musicians, youth & family ministers, or directors of Christian education. Once completed and submitted, information on the RLP will be stored in the churchwide database – the Mobility Database System.
To access the Rostered Ministers Profile, rostered ministers must first login to “ELCA Community." Rostered Ministers who already use the many resources within ELCA Community will login to their account as usual and select “Minister Profile” and then “Mobility/Call Process.” Rostered Ministers who are not familiar with ELCA Community may already have an account there (please refer to the account information that was sent to you from Secretary Boerger in June of 2014). If you cannot retrieve that information, please go to the login page and click on “Forgotten Password.” You will be directed to provide the email address that the ELCA has on file for you. The ELCA will use that address to send you your username and the instructions for resetting your password. Please do not create a new account until you have taken these steps. Click here to login and access the Rostered Minister Profile and supporting forms.
The Rostered Ministers Profile is a web-based form. Please save your work frequently as you proceed.
When you feel your Rostered Ministers Profile is complete and ready to submit, click the “Submit RLP” button at the end of the form. You are encouraged to also click on the “Download PDF” link and save a copy of your Rostered Ministers Profile on your computer.
You and your Call Process Administrator will receive an email confirming that the RLP has been received.
Your RMP becomes active in the system when
your synodical bishop approves it for posting,
you submit the Authorization and Release (signature) page, and
your reference submits the Reference Recommendation form.
You can log into ELCA Community at any time in order to monitor the status of your RMP and access your supporting documents.
An existing Rostered Minister Profile can be edited and re-submitted. However, a re-submission will require re-approval and a new signed Authorization and Release page.
Interested in seeing samples of the forms used for Rostered Minister Profiles? You may download each of the following forms for your study and review as you prepare to enter the call process.
These forms are samples
only; they cannot be
submitted to the Mobility
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