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Guidelines for Clergy Serving in Each Other’s Churches

Dialogue: Anglican-Evangelical Lutheran
Date published: 2003
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Provides guidelines for Anglican and Lutheran clergy serving in each other’s churches as revised in spring 2003 by the National Church Council of the ELCIC and the Council of General Synod of the ACC. Details steps including eligibility, initiative, process, terms of appointment, orientation and accountability. Lists various Anglican and Lutheran resources.

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Guidelines for Clergy Serving in Each Other’s Churches

revised (spring 2003) by the National Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Council of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada
revised (February 2011) by the Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission to replace references to pastors/priests to clergy/rostered ministers

When an appointment is contemplated the following process shall be followed with the Terms of Appointment defined:

Eligibility

Only clergy/rostered ministers in good standing with their own church are eligible for appointments. Normally, such an appointment would not be offered as a first call/appointment.

Initiative

When an appointment of priest/pastor or deacon/diaconal minister to a congregation of the other church is contemplated, it must have the approval of both bishops concerned. The initiative may come from an ordained person, the local ministry setting, or the bishop.

Process

Terms of Appointment

Terms of appointment shall include:

Orientation

Accountability

Resources

Anglican

Lutheran