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Candidacy approvals and a farewell

By Rick Godby / December 16, 2019
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In November 2019 the NC Synod’s Candidacy Committee gathered at Lutheridge to meet with new candidates for entrance and to approve candidates for call, assignment, and ordination. At this Fall retreat, one person was approved for entrance into candidacy—welcome Spence Robertson! Additionally, three persons were approved for placement into the call process. Approved for Ordination […]

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Highlighting internships

By Rick Godby / July 1, 2019
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Take a look at these highlights of several seminary students who are doing their internships. NC Synod Candidacy Committee members make a point to visit our students during their internship experience. The ELCA requires candidates to complete an approved internship during which they are supervised in a location where they will develop as a rostered […]

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Candidacy approval process

By Rick Godby / January 7, 2019
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In November 2018, the Candidacy Committee of the NC Synod of the ELCA gathered at Lutheridge to meet with synod candidates. Three persons were approved for placement into the call process. Approved for Ordination to Word and Sacrament Ministry were Tara Fleck and John Spencer. Approved for Consecration to Word and Service Ministry was Nicole […]

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Candidacy committee celebrates!

By Rick Godby / July 2, 2018
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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

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The process of candidacy

By Rick Godby / March 5, 2018
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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. It involves a partnership of the candidate, congregation, synod, synod candidacy committee, seminary, and the Domestic Mission Unit of the ELCA. In the NC Synod, the candidacy […]

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A story of internship

By Rick Godby / November 16, 2017
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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 […]

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The NC Synod Candidacy Committee

By Catherine Fink / July 3, 2017
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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 […]

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