Application for ELCM Ministerium Membership

" And he " (Simon Peter) "said unto him,  'Lord, thou knowest all things;
 
thou knowest that I love thee'.  Jesus saith unto him, 'Feed my sheep'" KJV John 21:17b

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Address________________________________________________________________________

 

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State or Commonwealth_______________________  Country__________________

 

Zip Code_____________ 

 

Home Tel. #  (_____)________________       Office Tel. # (_____)___________________

 

Undergraduate Training & Degrees and Dates Received:

 

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Seminary Training and Degrees & Dates received:

 

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Type & setting of Internship _________________________________________________________

 

Work Experience prior to and during Seminary:

 

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Ministries served since Seminary: ______________________________________________________

 

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Continuing Education since Seminary graduation:

 

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Present Church Body Affiliation ________________________________________________________

 

Number of years in your present affiliation ____________

 

Any Previous Church Affiliations ____________________________________________________

 

 

 

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Marital Status ____________________________________________

 

Attach a brief autobiographical sketch of yourself.

 

Submit the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.

 

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Preferences:

What sort of Ministry setting would you see as an ideal setting for your abilities? 

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Would you be able and willing to work at another job while pastoring a congregation or while launching a Mission Congregation?

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For each of the areas listed below,  you are asked to compose a three page paper.  All should be double-spaced and typed in a 12 point font size.

1. Describe your Worship orientation
2. Describe your understanding of Holy Scripture and Preaching.
3. What in your view are the central principles for the interpretation of Scripture?
4. Describe your understanding of the concept of the "Call."
5. What do you understand by the "Means of Grace?
6. Prepare a Final paper entitled "My Understanding of Faith and Ministry" which may include areas already touched upon in the preceding brief papers.