Indiana-Kentucky Synod Candidacy Process
The Indiana-Kentucky Synod’s Candidacy Process follows the guidelines and procedures of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In the ELCA, Candidacy is a journey of discernment and formation that moves in two directions: the candidate discerns their own call to rostered ministry, and at the same time the community of the Church discerns its relationship with and endorsement of the candidate.
Candidates for Rostered Ministry journey through a process of Entrance, Endorsement, and Approval, which takes place in conjunction with academic coursework, ministry formation experiences, internship, and other requirements.
Below you will find information that will assist you in this journey of discernment and formation. We encourage you to begin by having a conversation with your pastor or another spiritual mentor about your sense of calling, and then when you are ready to learn more about the steps of Candidacy contact the Indiana-Kentucky Synod Director of Candidacy: Pastor Dan Forehand, [email protected]