Call Process and Documents

Information about the Call Process and Documents

 

Ordained

How to call a pastor or seminary graduate, inquire about an intentional interim pastor, or find pulpit supply:

To receive assistance with the call process and call documents for ordained ministers, contact Kim Hofer in the District President’s office at 888-643-2961, extension 1014, or by email at kimh@ndlcms.org. The Pastor Information Form (PIF) and the Self-Evaluation Tool (SET) are the required forms for ordained workers to update their information. You can also request your current on-file PIF and information on how to update your SET from Kim Hofer.

Please note that the District needs to be notified:

  • every time a call is issued by a congregation, school, RSO, etc.
  • when a rostered worker receives a call
  • and when a worker accepts or declines a call

Pastors: What to do when you receive a call

Supply Pastors – From time to time, congregations need a pastor able to fill their pulpit while their own pastor is on vacation. Information about supply pastors is available by contacting Kim Hofer in the District President’s office at 888-643-2961, extension 1014, or by email at kimh@ndlcms.org.

Pastoral Call Activity  //  Pastoral Vacancies


 

Commissioned

How to call a commissioned minister (teacher, deaconess, director of parish music, DCE, etc.):

To receive assistance with the call process and call documents for commissioned ministers, contact Candi Menze in the Education and Youth office via email at candim@ndlcms.org or call 888-643-2961, extension 1010.

Please note that the District needs to be notified:

  • every time a call is issued by a congregation, school, RSO, etc.
  • when a rostered worker receives a call
  • and when a worker accepts or declines a call

Remember Employee Benefits

Please remember employee benefits are a critical part of compensation when calling an ordained or commissioned worker. A review of benefit offerings to make sure they are current is recommended. Contact Concordia Plans to review your benefits package and confirm your offerings are up to date.

To better understand compensation for your new worker, visit the Congregational Resources page.