Safeguarding Religious Freedom Sample Policies for WELS Congregations, Schools, and Organizations

Safeguarding Religious Freedom
Sample Policies for WELS Congregations, Schools, and Organizations

In a changing moral climate, God’s people can continue to make a profound impact as faithful witnesses to his love and truth. Given the freedom to live out and exercise our faith, WELS congregations, schools, and affiliated organizations can engage what is sometimes a hostile social and political culture in ways that offer clear light and enduring hope amid the growing spiritual darkness.  We do that by proclaiming law and gospel, not primarily to change society or human behavior, but to change hearts through the powerful working of the Holy Spirit.

Marriage documents

Key Convention Documents – 2017 Synod Convention

Find the 2017 Book of Reports and Memorials, Synod Convention delegate book, voting and advisory delegates, floor committees, and delegate reimbursement form.

Elections – 2017 Synod Convention

Ballot, nominees, and position descriptions for the elections at the 2017 Synod Convention in Watertown, Wis., July 31 – August 3, 2017.

Daily Agenda – 2017 Synod Convention

View the most updated agenda for each day of the 2017 Synod Convention.

Please note: Agenda is subject and likely to change.

 

 

 

Minutes – 2017 Synod Convention

View the minutes for each day of the 2017 Synod Convention.

Resolutions – 2017 Synod Convention

View the resolutions presented at the 2017 Synod Convention. Resolutions have been adopted unless otherwise noted.

Whistleblower procedures

Whistleblower policies and procedures

WELS Tax Manual

The 1989 WELS Synod convention adopted a resolution instructing the synod’s Board of Trustees to issue a tax information manual to each congregation and synodical-affiliated organization (Proceedings, p. 162).
Each WELS congregation and organization is responsible for reproducing and distributing the tax manual to its workers, treasurers and other interested parties. The tax manual is designed to be topical so it is important that all congregational workers receive a copy of the entire manual. This distribution will help treasurers understand the nature of called workers’ taxes and help called workers understand the complexities of congregational reporting.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this tax manual is for informational purposes related to federal income taxes and is based only on the resources that WELS has at its disposal. Individuals, congregations, schools or other parasynodical organizations using the information contained in this tax manual should consult a qualified tax consultant/professional to be sure that the information relied upon applies to their particular situation.

WELS Yearbook and leadership information

WELS Yearbook and leadership information