Am I Called? Candidacy in the ELCA
Pastors and deacons are rostered ministers of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America called to serve in congregations and other ministry settings. Every rostered minister goes through theological training and a candidacy process. The candidacy process raises up, prepares, certifies and places public leaders in the ELCA. Family, friends, congregations, ministry organizations, synods, seminaries and staff from the churchwide organization all play important roles in this process. Do you have a sense that God may be calling you to serve as a rostered minister in the ELCA? We welcome the opportunity to help you with your discernment and explore what opportunities are available to you for preparation and serving in a leadership role.
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