The time of calling a pastor can be a special time for reflection and prayer in the life of a congregation. This time of transition is an opportunity for the Council to provide encouragement, trust in God, unity and spiritual growth. Prayer, bible study, and regular devotions keep the leadership spiritually centered as it guides the congregation in grieving its loss, assessing the current congregational strengths and weaknesses, creating a vision for mission and ministry, and calling a new pastor.

The Ministry Site Profile (MSP) form in the account access links below is a live web form.  Here are some quick facts you should know:

  • Ministry Site Profile forms are accessed on the ELCA.org site via the account access links below.
  • You will need to create an account to begin working on the Ministry Site Profile. You can recover your password if necessary.
  • Please do not download these forms and work offline! You must work within the account access portal for your forms to be live and viewable to the synod office. Sample forms are provided as pdf files but these will not work as a final MSP form.
  • We will not be able to see your profile until you have submitted it.
  • You may save a copy to your computer when you’re finished. We suggest you keep a copy of this complete profile in your congregational records indefinitely.
  • You can edit the form as many times as you would like.  Be sure to submit the form each time you finish editing.
  • Save your work often using the “save” button on each page.
  • If you have problems or questions about this process please call our office at 414.671.1212 for assistance. Rev. Kristin Nielsen is the best contact for questions about the process and Mary Romskog can assist with questions about filling in and submitting forms.

Ministry Site Profile (MSP) Account Access

Resources

InterimMinistryManual

Call Process Manual

Ministry Site Profile (MSP) Instructions

Demographics
The demographic report is designed to help ELCA congregations gain a general understanding of their community and to plan mission using that information. Our synod code is 5J. Please call our office at 414.671.1212 if you need your congregational ID number.