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Transition/Call Process

The Transition Process Checklist is a discernment tool for helping the congregation to determine its readiness to begin the call process. It includes a form that needs to be completed and returned to both the dean and the assistant to the bishop assigned to the congregation. Locate your conference dean.

Additional Resources

“Thanksgiving At Conclusion Of Call” (this resource is found in section 1 of the Transition Manual)

Enrich & Transform:  Welcoming LGBTQ Candidates into the Call Process

Video – “Getting Ready”

Vision & Expectations – Ministers of Word and Sacrament

Vision & Expectations – Ministers of Word and Service

Congregations with vacancies (updated list unavailable at this time.  Please contact the synod office with specific questions)

Table of Contents for Generic Safety Template (list of helpful/important policies and safety documents)

Mission Insite Start-up Instructions    Core View     Community View    Fusion View

From the Transition Manual

(updated Aug. 2018)
Sections 1-2: The Interim & Discernment Period

Sections 3-5:    The Call Committee & Congregation Mission Profile

Sections 6-8:    Interviewing & Calling a New Pastor

Sections 9-10:  Welcoming the New Pastor & Early Ministry

Transition Training
Jan. 28-30, 2019
Luther Springs
Transitions – There are many factors that come into play when a congregation is in transition. Whether that congregation has just received an interim pastor, or has just received a newly called pastor, or is seeking new direction into God’s future, it is a time of transition from something that was to something that is yet to be.
The Transition Training Event will help attendees to focus on what it is that properly motivates ministry so that the “yet to be” is fully in the hands of God, and God’s people are themselves renewed and ready for that ministry.