Candidacy

Consider Rostered Leadership within the Church

If you have considered a vocation within the church, there is no better time to explore the possibilities than right now. Whether you are preparing for college, graduating, or considering a career change, information, resources, and people are available to help you with this important decision. For more information, call 773-248-0021 and ask for Erma Álvarez, or e-mail ealvarez@mcselca.org

Click here for information about the ELCA 's candidacy process.

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Candidacy Schedule and Deadlines
Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA

Note: Entrancing should be prior to taking seminary coursework. Only one semester or approximately three-four seminary classes can be taken prior to an positive Entrance decision.

Completing coursework prior to a positive Entrance can significantly increase the time needed in the candidacy process required to meet formation competencies. Also, some scholarship funding requires a positive Entrance decision and good standing in candidacy for application.

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Spring 2019 Endorsement

Candidacy paperwork for Endorsement must have been received and in good order by January 31, 2019, for consideration for Spring 2019 Endorsement. Endorsement Interview dates will be set with the seminaries.

LSTC Endorsement Interviews - TBA
Other Seminaries – TBA

Spring 2019 Entrance and Approval

Candidacy Interviews and Committee Meeting – May 18, 2019 (Synod Office)
Candidacy paperwork must have been received and in good order by February 28, 2019, for consideration for the TBA interviews.

Fall 2019 Endorsement

Candidacy paperwork for Endorsement must have been received and in good order by September 1, 2019, for consideration for Fall/Winter 2019 Endorsement. Endorsement Interview dates will be set with the seminaries.
LSTC Endorsement Interviews - TBA
Other Seminaries - TBA

Fall 2019 Entrance and Approval

Candidacy Interviews and Committee Meeting – November 16, 2019 (Synod Office)
Candidacy paperwork must have been received and in good order by September 1, 2019, for consideration for the November 16, 2019, interviews.

*For Entrance candidates, the psychological evaluation must be scheduled by June 1, 2019, for reports to be reviewed and submitted by the deadline.

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Clearance to schedule psychological evaluation requires completion of application, essay, background report and other materials. Please note it may take several weeks to obtain an appointment for the evaluation; please plan accordingly.

If you have questions about the calendar and deadlines for submission of materials – or you wish to schedule psychological and background checks – please contact Erma Álvarez at  
773-248-0021 - Extension #221 or ealvarez@mcselca.org.

 
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