The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Pastoral material?

Ministry candidates face rigorous certification process

The call to pastoral ministry involves both an inner call and an outer call through the church. Every candidate for rostered ministry must be registered with his or her synod's candidacy committee by a congregation through its pastor and council. They report on the candidate's involvement in the life of the congregation and may suggest areas for growth to the committee. The committee works with the candidate to discern if the individual is called to rostered ministry.

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