Congregation puts together a Call Committee according to their constitution
Call Committee works on an MSP and Job Description
The Office of the Bishop gives names of candidates for discernment and interviews.
Call Committee conducts interviews (CONFIDENTIALITY is a MUST)
The congregation Call Committee discerns if the candidate is a fit and once they find the right candidate, they release any other candidates and take the desired candidate to the Church Council for approval and compensation negotiations.
Once Council approves, a special congregation meeting is set
At the Congregation Call Meeting, there are two votes that take place
Vote to call the rostered minister
Vote on the compensation package
If Congregation Call goes through, celebrate and welcome the new Rostered Minister
The congregational president and secretary sign the letter of call and return it to the synod office. The office of the bishop will sign, affix the synod seal and mail the letter of call to the congregation.
Coordinate an Installation with the Congregation and the Conference Dean