With the deployment of the new ELCA.org website, important changes have been made to filing online forms, including mobility paperwork.

Formatta Filler, which has long been the form tool used within the ELCA, will no longer be used as the application for filling out ELCA forms, especially those forms used in the call process. The new forms will be web-based, allowing them to interface more seamlessly with all computers, web browsers and tablets. This change is intended to make it easier for rostered leaders to complete the Rostered Leader Profile (RLP) and for ministry sites to complete the Ministry Site Profile (MSP).

Those currently in the process of completing an RLP or updating one that is in the system can continue to use the Formatta form until Dec. 6. This information also applies to congregations that are in the process of completing an MSP. Dec. 6 is the last day that an RLP or MSP can be submitted using Formatta. The transition to new web-based forms is expected to be complete by Dec. 9. When an RLP or MSP is accessed after Dec. 9, the data from the old Formatta form will have been automatically transferred into a new form. Those individuals with RLPs and congregations with MSPs in the system are encouraged to review their documents to verify that they are correct.

Those wishing to start a new MSP or RLP are strongly advised not to do so until after the transition is complete on Dec. 9.

If you have questions, contact Pastor Paul Ostrem in the Synod office at 319-338-1273 or [email protected]

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