The Western Synods First Call Programme involves Rostered Ministers in the ELCIC 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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