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Forms

You can find the Rostered Leader Profile (RLP) form (for use by everyone on the ordained and lay rosters of the ELCA, as well as those who are candidates for these rosters) and the Ministry Site Profile (MSP) form (for congregations, agencies, institutions, and organizations related to the ELCA to describe their ministry and their search for a rostered leader) on the ELCA Call Process > Getting Started webpage.

Exit Interview for pastors and Exit Interview for councils are helpful lists of questions. The dean of the conference (or synod staff person) meets individually with the pastor and the congregation council to review and assess the ministry.

Transition Administration Information For departing pastors, deans and council leaders, this outline will make it easier to pull together information on parish leaders and programs, records and reports, and pastoral care needs.

Letter of Certification of Parish Records The dean meets with the departing pastor to assure parish records are in good order. (NOTE: ELCA guidelines expect the Parish Register to be kept in book form as well as electronically.)

Covenant of Agreement for Departing Pastors This is to be completed by the departing pastor and congregation council, and filed with the bishop’s office.

Letter to Congregation Concerning Covenant for Departing Pastor This is to be published in the parish newsletter, worship bulletin, or other significant outlet for communication in the congregation.

Letter of Agreement for Term Call This is to be completed by the term-call pastor and congregation council, and filed with the bishop’s office.

Letter of Agreement for Intentional Interim Ministry This is to be completed by the intentional interim pastor and congregation council, and filed with the bishop’s office.

Definition of Compensation and Benefits defines the pay, housing allowance, and other benefits of the pastor.

The Sample Letter of Notification to Congregations is to help notify congregations of a Call Meeting.

 

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