1.    A written request must be sent to the synodical bishop. This request must state clearly the reason(s) for such a request and how these reasons relate to the church’s ministry.

2.    The request must include the following information:

a.    The rationale for the rostered minister remaining on the roster, including a statement of the rostered minister’s commitment to be available for a letter of call, and an articulation of how the rostered minister’s gifts and circumstances can contribute to the ministry and mission of the church;

b.    The anticipated date when the rostered minister will be available for call;

c.    A statement describing the ability and willingness of the rostered minister to provide ministry services at the direction of the local synodical bishop;

d.    The rostered minister’s plan for continuing education;

e.    A statement describing the rostered minister’s current participation in a congregation of this church.