Calling a Rostered Leader
An Ordained Pastor, Associate in Ministry, Deaconess, or Diaconal Minister — is one of the most important things a congregation can do. Our synod’s transition process has been created to help find the right leader for the particular mission and ministry to which God has called each congregation.
Check out the profiles of those congregations within our synod that are in transition.
Between pastors it is often helpful for a congregation to make use of Interim Ministry to build a bridge to God’s preferred future. An “Interim Ministry Handbook” and “Interim Ministry Brochure” explain the value of an interim. A contract for interim pastor is also available.
The ELCA has an electronic data base that lists all rostered people that are open to call and all ministry sites that are in the call process. The “Ministry Site Profile” and “Rostered Leader Profile” guides will help in using this data base.
When a rostered leader is called, the synod’s compensation, ordination, and installation guidelines should be followed. See Learn More Links.