United Methodist Candidate

If you are applying as a Ministerial Candidate for UMC please know that there is a process in place to ensure that all candidates are assessed in a timely and efficient manner. If you have questions regarding the assessment process you may contact LCS. However, should you have questions regarding your assessment results, timelines, or additional steps please contact your UMC representative.

  1. UMC sends LCS a completed profile on each candidate
  2. LCS will email each candidate with the paperwork needed to be completed
  3. Candidate completes the paperwork and returns it to LCS within two weeks of receipt
  4. LCS will contact candidate within two business days of receiving completed paperwork
  5. LCS will schedule appointment, This appointment will take approximately one and a half hour.Please understand that appointments are limited and involve both a therapist and psychologist so flexibility of the candidate is very important.
  6. LCS will send all completed reports to UMC following the appointment.

Please note that if you need to reschedule your appointment you must do so no less than 24 hours prior to your scheduled time. Due to time constraints and scheduling needs any cancelled appointment may not be immediately rescheduled.
If you have any questions, please give us a call. We look forward to working with you.

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod International Missions

  1. LCMS sends LCS a completed profile on each candidate
  2. LCS will email each candidate with the paperwork needed to be completed
  3. Candidate completes the paperwork and returns it to LCS within two weeks of receipt
  4. LCS will contact candidate within two business days of receiving completed paperwork
  5. LCS will schedule appointment, This appointment will take approximately one and a half hour.Please understand that appointments are limited and involve both a therapist and psychologist so flexibility of the candidate is very important.
  6. LCS will send all completed reports to LCMS following the appointment.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

  1. Candidate or Church worker will receive a referral from their Church body or Synod to contact LCS
  2. Candidate or Church worker will contact LCS
  3. LCS will email each candidate with the paperwork needed to be completed
  4. Candidate completes the paperwork and returns it to LCS as soon as possible
  5. LCS will contact candidate within two business days of receiving completed paperwork
  6. Candidate/Church worker will schedule an appointment with LCS contracted psychologist.
  7. LCS will schedule appointment once the psychological assessments are schedule. In some cases the candidate/church worker will not need to meet with LCS face to face. It is important for the candidate/church worker verify what their church body is expecting.
  8. LCS will send all completed reports to ELCA  following the appointment.

United Church of Christ

  1. LCS will receive a referral from the UCC directly
  2. LCS will contact the Candidate or Church worker
  3. LCS will email each candidate with the paperwork needed to be completed
  4. Candidate completes the paperwork and returns it to LCS as soon as possible
  5. LCS will contact candidate within two business days of receiving completed paperwork
  6. Candidate/Church worker will schedule an appointment with LCS contracted psychologist.
  7. LCS will schedule appointment once the psychological assessments are schedule.
  8. LCS will send all completed reports to UCC following the appointment.