First Call Theological Education (FTCE) is an educational retreat for all newly rostered pastors and deacons and are structured programs of education during their first three years of service under call.  The common purpose of FTCE is to enhance the transition from seminary to parish. The desired outcome is that during their first three years under call they will have made the initial transition into their respective leadership roles and will have grown in knowledge of God's Word and the Lutheran confessional witness, in love for Jesus Christ and his Church, and in commitment to its mission.

The next FTCE event is November 15-17, 2022 in the Sierra Pacific Synod. More information to follow.