Everyone should have received a letter informing you about the new ELCA Forms and Form Tool. One of the major changes concerns the many forms used within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Formatta Filler, Which has long Been the form tool used within the ELCA, will no longer be used as the application for filling out ELCA forms, especially those forms we use in the Call Process. Our new forms will be web-based, allowing them to interface more seamlessly with all computers, web browsers, and small tablets. We hope this change will make it easier for rostered leaders as they complete the Rosterd Leader Profile and for ministry sites as they complete the Ministry Site Profile.
If you are currently in the process of completing an RLP or updating one in the system, you can continue to use the Formatta form until December 6th. This information also applies to congregations that are in the process of completing an MSP. December 6th is the last day that and RLP or MSP can be submitted using Formatta! The transition to new web-based forms is expected to be complete by December 9th. When an RLP or MSP is accessed after December 9th, you will see that the data from the old (Formatta) form has been automatically transferred into a new form. We encourage you to review your new RLP to verify that it does read correctly, and if you are serving in a congregation that is working on an MSP, encourage them to do the same.
If you encounter any problems accessing your account on ELCA Community, please, please contact Consituent Support at firstname.lastname@example.org please use “ELCA Community Login” in the subject line of your message.
We are confident that these web enhancements will add significantly to your experience on ELCA.org. Thank you in advance for your patience during this time of transition and to your partnership in the mission and ministry we share.