Call Process & Transitions

From saying farewell to a pastor to beginning strong with a new one, we help you through the call process. Learn about the different stages of the process and find valuable resources.  Click on the links below to access resources.

When you're ready to fill out your Ministry Site Profile click here to go to the ELCA web site. 

Rostered Leaders: thinking about retirement/leaving your call?  There's a great resource by Mary C. Lindberg called "The Graceful Exit: A Pastor's Journey from Good-bye to Hello", which guides you through a process/reflection to help you and the congregation with a good leaving. 

You will need to conduct a background check on your primary candidate. The synod uses: Oxford Document for in depth checks on candidates and First Advantage for criminal check on volunteers interacting with minors.

Last Published: January 25, 2019 4:23 PM

The Southwestern Texas Synod is part of Region 4 of the ELCA-Brandmark
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