First Call

First Call Programme

The Western Synods First Call Programme involves rostered ministers in the ELCIC (ordained and diaconal) who are part of an intentional continuing education programme for a three year period during their first call to ministry serving in the western synods of the ELCIC. When congregations/agencies call a rostered minister to serve in their congregation/agency, they make a commitment to fund his/her participation in the First Call Programme. This means that the congregation/agency is responsible for covering travel, registration, accommodation and meal expenses at the western synods sponsored annual event. The fee is $1500 per rostered minister.

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