Congregation Resources


Call Process

Calling a pastor? The documents in this section will guide you through the process. For questions that aren’t answered here, please contact the President’s Office.

Vacancy and Call Process – Detailed Checklist

Calling a Pastor – Basic Steps

Calling a Pastor – Seminary Placement

Preparing Your Congregation (Pre-Call Documents)

Congregational Self-Evaluation (C-SET)

Community and Congregation Information

Pastoral Characteristics

Compensation Information

Nomination of Pastor Form

Worship Resources

The LCMS webpages below offer a variety of worship resources, including Bible studies, prayers, church music resources, and bulletin inserts.

Worship and Prayer

Church Year Calendar – Church Readings & Parament Colors

Vicarage Forms

Vicarage forms need to be obtained from a password-protected site. Those forms include:

Vicarage Application Form

Vicarage Application Form (Instructions)

Vicarage Application Form (General Information)

Vicarage Application Form (Instructions for a Concurrent Vicarage)

Vicarage Application Form (Tax Bulletin Regarding Vicars)

Vicarage Assignment Form (SMP Applicants Only)

Please contact Tami in the President’s Office for a link to the site, a user name, and a password. You can find the site here: Council of Presidents (COP) Resources.

President’s Office

Rev. Justin A. Panzer
785-357-4441, ext. 5001

Tami Lierz
Administrative Assistant
785-357-4441, ext. 5001

Reformation 500 Essay Booklet

After 500 years, it’s still all about Jesus. You can read all about it in these 12 essays, written by Kansas District pastors to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.