The COP welcomes feedback and input from called workers and laypeople as they view the restatement and use the Bible study in preparation for district conventions in June 2020. This comment box will allow individuals and groups to provide direct feedback to the COP through the spring of 2020. Each district will also provide a summary report of the discussions that take place at the district conventions. After the COP has considered the feedback and the discussions at district conventions, it will present the statement to the synod convention for adoption in the summer of 2021. May the time invested in studying the Word reopen all our eyes to the beauty of what God has made and lead us all to greater joy in serving our Savior together!
Requests for Called Workers
Requesting a new called worker for your congregation or school, whether you plan to ask for a graduate assignment from one of our worker training schools or call from the field of current workers, is an important process in the life of your ministry. Use the resources provided to give careful consideration to the request and appropriate communication to the candidate you call.
Request a Graduate Assignment or Call List
Please note: WELS Cloud login required for request form
Call List Requests Questionnaire
The Conference of Presidents was asked to review the current Scouting organization to determine whether Scouting has changed in a way that would remove the objectionable features.
In a twelve-lesson study on Scouting prepared under the auspices of the Conference of Presidents for use in our congregations, Scripture and quotations taken directly from Scouting resources point out that essentially nothing in Scouting has changed.
The following documents are provided by the Conference of Presidents to help WELS congregations. The documents available for download include:
- WELS Review of the Evangelical Heritage Version Bible Translation
- WELS Review of the Christian Standard Bible Translation
- Closed communion announcement samples
- A study of marriage, divorce, malicious desertion, and remarriage in light of God’s Word
- Statement on marriage and marriage policies for WELS congregations
- Safeguarding religious freedom: sample policies for WELS congregations, schools, and organizations
- Template for bylaw article dealing with marriage and human sexuality
Find the most recent and archived Annual Report, the Book of Reports and Memorials, Proceedings, and Report to the Twelve Districts, along with the synod constitution, yearbook listing.
WELS Annual Report
The WELS Annual Report provides a clear picture of the synod and the activities carried out by its areas of ministry. Copies of the report are mailed in January to all congregations as well as to members who have made a direct gift to WELS during the year.
If you would like someone to present this year’s Annual Report to your board or congregation, call WELS Ministry of Christian Giving at 800-827-5482 to be connected to a counselor in your area. Note: Counselors will bring extra copies of the Annual Report to distribute during their presentation. More copies of the report are available at Northwestern Publishing House.
You can also give your own Annual Report presentation using the PowerPoint available below.
WELS Center for Mission and Ministry
Stone Ridge Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.