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.