Calling Ministers of Religion

by Southeastern District on January 14, 2021

Applying for a Vicar (2021)
The Vicar application process has opened for the 2021 – 2022 Academic year. A congregation’s pastor would serve as their supervisor as the vicar works “in the field” for their third year of the Master of Divinity Program. Please contact President Denninger’s office ( ), if you would like to receive the application information. The deadline for submission of the applications to the district office is March 1, 2021.

Calling a Pastor: A Manual for Congregations Engaged in the Call Process
To receive a copy or copies of the Call Manual contact the SED President’s office at .org or by calling 800-637-5723, ext. 202.

Call Rubrics for Commissioned Ministers
To assist you in explaining the call process for all commissioned workers you can view our Call Rubrics for Commissioned Ministers. This document helps explain the call process, when to notify the District Office, paperwork required to install workers, and many other items.

Synodical Graduate Call Procedure when calling from Concordia University System (first call – commissioned): CLICK HERE

Placement request form for Commissioned Minster Candidates from the Concordia University system: CLICK HERE

Concordia University System Placement Contact List:  CLICK HERE

LCMS Salary Calculator: Ministries can now generate a compensation estimate for positions in both the Parish Professional and Pastoral segments. Concordia Plan Services has developed for congregations and schools.

The Vacancy Journey: A Manual for Newly Vacant Congregations
To receive a copy or copies of this Manual, contact Karen Boyette in the SED President’s office at .org or by calling 800-637-5723, ext. 202.

Call Documents.  For Ordained Minister call documents, please contact the President's Office at 703-971-9371 ext. 201 or via email at .org for user name and password for access to the online forms. ​ For Commissioned Minister call documents, please contact the Mission and Ministry Office at 703-971-9371 ext. 205 or via email at .org.

It is important to be in communication with the District office during the call process.

Also please contact the District Office prior to making any plans for the ordination, commissioning or installation to make sure that the proper procedures are followed.

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