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Candidacy committee celebrates!

2018-07-02T13:23:00+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Candidacy Stories, News|

NC Synod Candidacy Committee

Candidacy committee celebrates!

The NC Synod Candidacy Committee rejoices in the 2018 graduation of five seminarians from Lenoir-Rhyne’s Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, S.C. This year’s graduates with whom the NC Candidacy Committee has worked are: Cassie McIntosh Overcash, Ethan Overcash, Shea Berbaum, Molly Markley, and Brian Wachendorf. Congratulations!

—by Carole Demmy

The process of candidacy

2018-03-06T08:52:54+00:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Candidacy Stories, News|

Candidate Karin O’Donnell’s endorsement interview includes (l. to r.) Karin, Pastor Sara Ilderton, committee member Carole Demmy, and Dr. Sylvia Black, committee chair. Dr. Brooks Schramm, United Lutheran Seminary professor, participated via Skype. (Karin is holding “Flat Jesus,” who was there as well.)

The process of candidacy

Candidacy in the ELCA is the churchwide process of preparation and formation leading to ordained ministry for pastors, or rostered lay ministry for deacons.

A story of internship

2017-11-16T11:56:57+00:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: Candidacy Stories|

Carole Demmy and Analyse Triolo during the internship site visit. Candidacy Committee member Carole Demmy and Analyse Triolo during the internship site visit.

Most professions have some form of in-the-workplace training. For ELCA candidates of Word and Sacrament Ministry and Word and Service Ministry, an internship is a required part of the educational process.

Prior to the internship year, candidates complete two academic years of seminary study and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). The internship consists of approximately 2000 hours at an approved site. The synod and seminary arrange the internship which includes an internship supervisor and ministry site internship committee as integral parts of the process.

The NC Synod Candidacy Committee

2017-07-07T09:05:58+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Candidacy Stories, News|

LTSS-graduates NC Synod Southern Seminary graduates, Class of 2017.

The NC Synod Candidacy Committee

Candidacy in the ELCA refers to the process of steps—Entrance through Approval—during which an individual seeks to discern his or her call to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament or to the Ministry of Word and Service. The “call” is often a feeling that God is directing a person toward a church vocation. The first “call” was Jesus gathering the disciples from their occupations to follow him.

The Candidacy Committee of the NC Synod consists of more than a dozen individuals who give of their time and expertise to mentor candidates on their way to a vocation.