Is God calling you? Candidacy might be your answer!
Perhaps you feel that God can use your gifts in a way that is more fulfilling to you and at the same time serves God more effectively. It is exciting and frightening. The Eastern North Dakota Synod would like to help you figure out what God is up to on your life. In the ELCA we have a process in place to guide you through this process of discernment; it is called candidacy.
To help you understand the process we invite you to start with these two steps:
1) Set up a meeting with Pr. Charlie Axness, Assistant to the Bishop for Rostered Leaders
Charlie@eandsynod.org or 402.719.8998
During this meeting Pr. Charlie will:
2) After meeting with Pr. Charlie, set up an orientation with Alia Bartell, Synod Ministry Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or 701.232.3381
During this orientation Alia will:
Blessings to you on this exciting journey. We are so happy you are interested in more information and are sensing a call into ministry with the church. Please know we are here to help if you have any questions or concerns along the way.
God doesn’t call the qualified. God qualifies the called.
The synod office is located at 3911 20th Ave S, Fargo (inside the Lutheran Social Services building)
You can also find additional information on the ELCA churchwide website: http://elca.org/candidacy.