“Candidacy in the ELCA is the churchwide process of preparation and formation leading to the ordained ministry of Word and Sacrament, the consecrated ministry of diaconal minister or deaconess, or the commissioned ministry of associate in ministry. Candidacy involves a significant partnership that engages the candidate, congregation, synod, seminary and the Division for Ministry in guidance, evaluation, theological education and practical preparation.”
Called by God: Responding With a Life of Service, Division for Ministry, ELCA.
Luther Seminary Student Resource Center
Krista Lind, Associate in Ministry
Director, Student Resources and Candidacy