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 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) please use the following link https://cusapps.cus.edu/cusapps/f?p=141:14:0::NO:14:: Additional information of Commissioned Minster Candidates from Concordia Universities: https://cusapps.cus.edu/cusapps/f?p=141:8:0::NO:8::
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.
- To access the tool for pastors and parish professionals, visit:https://tc.cbiz.com/CompToolCPS/Login.aspx (note: log in information is at the bottom of the web page.)
- To access the tool for elementary, middle and high school teachers, preschool and assistant teachers, childcare and assistant teachers, head administrators/principals, assistant administrators/principals and early childhood directors, visit: https://tc.cbiz.com/CompToolCPSEd/Login.aspx
The Vacancy Journey: A Manual for Newly Vacant Congregations
To receive a copy or copies of this Manual, contact Elisa Ferguson in the SED President’s office at 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.