Candidacy in the ELCA is the church-wide process of preparation and formation leading to approval for public ministries: pastor and deacon.
These principles guide the process, which is grounded in a culture of hospitality and nurturing:
- All partners are accountable to one another for the integrity of the process.
- The church determines who is appropriate for rostered ministry.
- Those providing leadership during the process are equipped and trained.
- Evaluation of candidates is fair and thorough.
For more information, contact: Rev. Robin Simpson Litton