The congregation council oversees the completion of a Ministry Site Profile (MSP).
The Ministry Site Profile form (MSP) provides congregations (single and multiple point parishes) and church-related organizations (schools, social ministry organizations, healthcare institutions, and agencies) a single, common form to use to describe their mission and their search for a rostered leader.
The MSP is filled out by leaders within the congregation or organization, under the guidance of synodical staff. Once completed and submitted, the MSP will be stored within the ELCA’s mobility database. “Ministry Opportunities” makes it possible for rostered leaders and others to search the database of MSPs to learn of ministry openings, to read a basic snapshot of information about each opening, and to learn about the appropriate contact person for each call process.
The MSP and Mobility Database System are designed only for searches for those rostered within the ELCA. It is not intended for searches for other church workers, including lay professionals, non-rostered musicians, or program directors.
Learn about the ELCA Mobility Database by visiting the ELCA’s Website here →
If you need more information or have questions, please email the synod office or call us at 773-248-0021.
For help in setting up a Ministry Site Profile (MSP), please contact Mary at the synod office at or 773-248-0021.
The time between one pastor leaving, and another being called, is called the Transition Process. There are five steps that are included in this process.
If your congregation is revising its constitution, or if you have a question about your constitution, email the synod secretary, the Rev. Erin Clausen: .
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