Synod Convention Presentations

The PowerPoint presentations and videos available below were presented at the 2017 Synod Convention, July 31-Aug. 3, at Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, Wis. The presentations and videos may contain information that delegates find valuable as they share the convention proceedings with their local congregations.

 

Additional addendum resources:
Jon Hein – Demographic Study video
Earle Treptow – Compensation Calculator Demo video
Earle Treptow – Supporting Called Workers Bible Study video

 

Tuesday morning session video
Tuesday afternoon session video
Wednesday morning session video
Wednesday afternoon session video

 

Note: No special guests or missions presentations will be available due to security protocol.

*due to linked data of multiple files, a PDF is provided instead of a PowerPoint.

Key Convention Graphics – 2017 Synod Convention

Download the Our Great Heritage logo and the stage banners as seen at the 2017 synod convention. If you have any questions about artwork please contact WELS Communication Services at csc@wels.net.

Supplemental BORAM materials

The following documents are referenced in the Book of Reports and Memorials, but are not printed. They are available to view online and download for your reference.

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.

Joint statements

For the past four years, representatives from our synod and from the Evangelical Lutheran Synod have been meeting for informal discussions with counterparts from the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.  At the most recent meeting, held December 1 – 3, participants unanimously adopted a document that reports on the results of the meetings that have taken place.  The report also looks ahead to the future and outlines some the areas that still need to be addressed.

As you will read in the report, those involved in the meetings have agreed that God has blessed these meetings and that there have been real benefits and blessings as a result of the discussions.  Please pray that God would continue to bless these efforts, to his glory.

Official Synod Reports

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 in 2014. 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.

2015 Synod Convention unpublished memorials

The following convention memorials were submitted after the deadline for the printed Book of Reports and Memorials.

2015 Synod Convention elections

Ballot, nominees, and position descriptions for the elections at the 2015 Synod Convention in Saginaw, Mich., July 27-30, 2015.

Key Convention Documents

Find the 2015 Book of Reports and Memorials, Synod Convention delegate book, voting and advisory delegates, floor committees, and delegate reimbursement form.