Vocational choices in the ELCA are many and varied. We have rostered ministers (Deacons and Pastors), but we also have accountants, chaplains, youth workers, musicians, parish nurses, office administrators, counselors, missionaries, caregivers, teachers, and more.

Definitions and Guidelines for Discipline

The purpose of one’s vocation, whatever it might be, is serving others. It has to do with fulfilling Christ’s injunction to love one’s neighbor. – Gene Edward Vieth in “The Doctrine of Vocation”

Toward Racial Justice

Synodical Toward Racial Justice Training Opportunities

Candidacy & Discernment

For those discerning God’s call to ministry.

Confidential Report to the Bishop

Rostered Ministers submit their annual confidential report to the Bishop here.

Leadership Links

Updated weekly with videos, articles, podcasts, and more.

Make a Difference

Thank you for your support of the mission and vision of the Lower Susquehanna Synod. Together we are feeding others as we have been fed by Christ.

Resource Center

A hospitality hub for conversation, learning, previewing and borrowing materials, our Resource Center offers over 3,000 DVDs, books, curricula and games for preview or use by congregational leaders. Use the online searchable catalog to search our collection and request resources.

Salary Guidelines

Salary calculation worksheets are provided for your use in preparing compensation packages for rostered leaders in your congregation or ministry context.


Need some ideas for preaching, prayers, liturgy, music, or children’s time in your worship planning? Here are links to some of our favorite worship resources.