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Call Process

Call Process Manual

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Checklist for Congregational Leaders

7 Steps in the Call Process

Step 1 - The Current Pastor Resigns

  • Completion of Financial Obligations
  • Liturgy for Departure of a Pastor
  • Pastoral Ethics to Pastors
  • Pastoral Ethics to Congregations
  • Sample Call Process Timetable
  • Step 2 - Beginning the Interim

  • Compensation for Interims
  • Letter of Agreement for Interim Ministry
  • Information Package for Interim Pastors
  • Litany of Welcome & Blessing
  • Sample of Reflections for an Interim Pastorate
  • Step 3 - Completing the Ministry Site Profile (MSP)

  • Link to Ministry Site Profile form
  • Ministry Site Characteristics Survey
  • Link to Portico Benefit Services Calculators
  • Step 4 - Forming the Call Committee

  • Call Committee Questionnaire
  • Synod Compensation Guidelines
  • Recognition of Ministry of Call Committee
  • 5 Devotions for Congregations in Call Process
  • Step 5 - Considering Candidates-

  • Pastoral Candidate Nomination Form
  • More Thoughts Regarding Interview Process
  • Sample Interview Questions
  • Sample Letter - Invitation for Personal Interview
  • Conducting an Interview
  • Sample Letter - Release of Candidate
  • Definition of Compensation Form
  • Steps for Completion of Compensation Form
  • Examples of Compensation Forms IA
  • Examples of Compensation Forms IB
  • Examples of Compensation Forms IC
  • Step 6 - Extending the Call

  • Sample Letter - Successful Vote of Congregation
  • Liturgy for Departure of Interim Pastor
  • Step 7 - Welcoming Your New Pastor

  • Order for Installation of a Pastor
  • Call Process Evaluation Form
  • Review of Interim Pastorate
  • ...

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