The Call Reports detail when pastors, teachers, and staff ministers change positions within WELS.
Alerts are sent to gather names for positions at the synod building, ministerial education schools, or on boards or commissions.
The Book of Reports and Memorials, the primary source of information for the synod convention, reports the last two years of WELS ministry activity and presents the ministry plan for the next two years.
The Report to the Twelve Districts, put out in even years, reports the work of the synod to the districts for their conventions.
Proceedings is the official record of decisions and activities at the synod convention.
The WELS Constitution establishes the corporate structure and explores the roles of the governing bodies, officers, administrators, and areas of ministry of the synod.
An updated listing of WELS called workers is available in a PDF form. For a complete listing of called workers, congregations, and other WELS ministries, an annual year book is available from Northwestern Publishing House.
The Annual Report highlights the work we did together as a synod. The information is organized based on our various callings, and includes a synopsis of developments in each area of ministry and a brief summary of our current financial situation.
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The Translation Evaluation Committee has been studying and examining the NIV 2011 Bible translation, along with other English language translations for use within WELS. The committee has compiled essays, information, and studies on the topic.
Two essays were presented at the 61st Biennial Synod convention, held July 25-29, 2011, at Luther Prepatory School in Watertown, Wis. Rev. Jon Zabell's essay was titled "Cleansed and Fed: The Sacramental Life." Rev. Daron Lindemann presented his essay titled "Caring for Souls: People Matter." Zabell serves Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Green Bay, Wis. Lindemann serves Grace Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, Wis.
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Looking for resources to help you with your ministry? They are now housed on Connect, WELS' Intranet for called workers and congregational leaders.