Call Process

The transition from Formatta to new web-based forms is still underway.  We expect that  new forms will be available in June of 2014.  More updates will be coming soon!  If you are in the process of completing an RLP/MSP or updating one that is in the system please continue to use Formatta. 

It is also important for you to be aware that many people are experiencing difficulty submitting  RLPs and MSPs. If you are have trouble submitting forms please contact the Call Process Administrator in your synod office. 

Call Process Administrator

We will all be delighted when this transition is complete! Thank you again for your patience during this process and for your partnership in the gospel.

Marcia Johnson
Office of the Presiding Bishop 
Toll Free: 1-800-638-3522 Ext. 2890

The ELCA Call Process is a prayerful way in which the ELCA 65 synods engage their congregations, church-related organizations and rostered leaders — ordained ministers, associates in ministry, diaconal ministers, deaconesses and candidates for each of these rosters — in a time of thoughtful assessment and spiritual discernment. Every synod is responsible for the management of the call process within their respective territory.

The Mobility Database System is a web-based system that unites all forms used in the ELCA Call Process (the Rostered Leader Profile, the Ministry Site Profile, Bishop’s Recommendation Form, Seven Reflections, Twelve Reflections, Reference Recommendation) into a churchwide database. Once in the database, information can be compiled to form a summary or “snapshot” of ministry opportunities for rostered leaders, as well as their profiles. This system offers a quick and effective way to share information and improve our common work in the ELCA Call Process.

Note: To ensure successful submission of your forms, it is highly recommended that you use a Windows PC to save or submit your information electronically.  The Mac version of Filler has limited support for electronic submission, encryption, and Remote signing. Please download and use the PC version of Filler if you intend to work with forms that involve these types of operations. 

Mailing address
Call Process - Office of the Presiding Bishop
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8765 West Higgins Road.
Chicago, Illinois 60631-4195

Interested in seeing samples of the forms used in call process? You may download each of the following forms for your study and review as you prepare to enter the call process.
These forms are samples only; they cannot be submitted to the Mobility Database.

  • Ministry Site Profile (MSP)
  • Rostered Leader Profile (RLP)
  • MSP Reference Recommendation
  • RLP Reference Recommendation
  • MSP Seven Reflections (optional)
  • RLP Twelve Reflections (optional)


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