Candidacy is the name of a process that raises up, prepares, certifies and places public leaders in the ELCA. Public ministers include commissioned Associates in Ministry, consecrated Diaconal Ministers and Deaconesses, and ordained Pastors. Southeastern Iowa Synod Candidacy Guide (coming soon)
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First Call Theological Education (FCTE) give attention to the transition from seminary to first call in public ministry. Southeastern Iowa Synod FCTE Guide (coming soon)
For Pastors Considering Interim Ministry Congregations in the synod from time to time are in need of pastors who are willing to serve in interim capacities both on a full-time and a part-time basis. Placements of interim pastors depend both upon the availability of those willing to serve and the needs and circumstances of the [...]
Rostered Leader’s Report to the Synod Bishop Each year, rostered leaders are asked to complete a Rostered Leader Report to the Bishop and submit the form to the synodical bishop. To access the forms click here. Please use the appropriate form that matches your roster category and status. If you experience technical difficulties with [...]
Sabbatical leaves are granted to provide an opportunity for rostered leaders to take an extended period of time for renewal, enrichment, study, spiritual growth, travel, skill development, research, and / or experimentation. Upon return, the leader, ideally, should have a renewed sense of commitment to and energy for his or her ministry. Southeastern Iowa Synod [...]