Each student seeking roster in the ELCA is interviewed by a faculty panel as part of the approval process. The panel includes the student's advisor and at least one other faculty member. The panel assesses academic and theological competence, call to ministry and ministry gifts, and practical readiness and leadership skills. This interview is used to complete the Form D, which is the seminary recommendation of a student for rostered ministry to the student's synod of candidacy.
Student's are responsible for scheduling their faculty panel interivew using these instructions.