The Report to the Twelve Districts, put out in even years, reports the work of the synod to the districts for their conventions.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Find the 2017 Book of Reports and Memorials, Synod Convention delegate book, voting and advisory delegates, floor committees, and delegate reimbursement form.
Ballot, nominees, and position descriptions for the elections at the 2017 Synod Convention in Watertown, Wis., July 31 – August 3, 2017.
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.
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.
The following convention memorials were submitted after the deadline for the printed Book of Reports and Memorials.
Ballot, nominees, and position descriptions for the elections at the 2015 Synod Convention in Saginaw, Mich., July 27-30, 2015.
Find the 2015 Book of Reports and Memorials, Synod Convention delegate book, voting and advisory delegates, floor committees, and delegate reimbursement form.
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