In the past, ELM worked with congregations to extend calls to pastors on the ELM roster. These congregations demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to ministry LGBTQIA+ people and risked discipline from the church in order to extend these calls.
It is no longer necessary for ELCA congregations to break church policy in order to call an LGBTQIA+ pastor. However, ELM can still play a role in identifying congregations that want to include LGBTQIA+ pastors and rostered leaders in their call searches. In the future, we’ll be including information about these congregations on this website. ELM also offers financial support (Mission Partner Grants) to congregations and ministries that are led by a publicly-identified LGBTQIA+ rostered leader.
ELM provides grants to congregations and ministries that are served by a publicly-identified LGBTQIA+ rostered leader. Click the link below for more information: