Lord God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Evangelical Lutheran Worship pg. 304
This page holds resources that will guide your congregation, council, and call committee through the steps of a pastoral transition. During this journey, you will work with the bishop, the assistant to the bishop in the call process, and synod staff. The first step on this journey is to contact Reverend Barb Streed, Assistant to the Bishop in Call Process (firstname.lastname@example.org). May God bless and guide you and your congregation during this time of change, loss, reflection, discovery, choices, and new beginnings.
Steps of the Call Process for Congregations:
- Phase One: The Transition Process
- Phase Two: The Self-Study Process
- Phase Three: The Interview Process for Call Committees
- Phase Three: The Interview Process for Councils
- Phase Four: Welcoming Your New Pastor
Ministry Site Profile
An early step in calling a rostered leader is completing a Ministry Site Profile, a document that describes your congregation’s history, ministry, membership, community, and leadership needs. More info at elca.org/Call-Process/Ministry-Sites.
Rostered Minister Profile
Rostered ministers in the ELCA complete a Rostered Minister Profile to enter the call process. These forms tell synod staff and possible ministry sites (congregations or other ministries) more about the leader. More info at elca.org/Call-Process/Rostered-Ministers.
Do you have questions about the synod’s call process? Please contact Assistant to the Bishop for Call Process, Rev. Barb Streed or Call Process Administrator, Cheryse Brenno.