Views and the Positions of ELCM
The ELCM Policy regarding Applicant congregations and
pastors is to ask that Pastors, Seminarians, Congregations and Missions
to complete the
following Questionnaire or Survey as a way of ascertaining how close the applicant or
those interested in ELCM are to the various ELCM Biblical, Theological, and Polity
The President of ELCM is now using this survey
Questionnaire when meeting with congregations and pastors that have expressed an interest
in ELCM. The answers to the survey disclose the basic orientations of a congregation,
Seminarian, or a pastor and when it is clear that a pastor, seminarian, or congregation is
oriented closer to the positions of another grouping, the President then recommends that
the respective pastor, seminarian or congregation be in contact with those groups where
the pastor, seminarian or congregation appear to share a greater commonality of
understanding. In ELCM there is allowance for a span of views on the various areas but
there should be an overall acceptance of the basic ELCM organizational principles.
ELCM is not interested in adding persons or
congregations to its rosters in order to simply build up numbers and size.
Click on the link below to open or
download the survey to your computer.
ELCM Survey in MS Word format