WELS 2024 District Conventions

District Convention Dates Location City, State
Arizona-California June 10-12 Embassy Suites Scottsdale, Ariz.
Dakota Montana June 11-13 Great Plains LHS Watertown, S.D.
Michigan June 3-5 Michigan Lutheran Seminary Saginaw, Mich.
Minnesota June 18-19 Martin Luther College New Ulm, Minn.
North Atlantic June 4-5 Resurrection Lutheran Church Chesapeake, Va.
Nebraska June 3-5 Embassy Suites Kansas City, Mo.
Northern Wisconsin June 11-12 Fox Valley LHS Appleton, Wis.
Pacific Northwest June 4-5 Evergreen LHS Tacoma, Wash.
South Atlantic June 11-13 Innisbrook Golf Resort Palm Harbor, Fla.
South Central June 3-4 Calvary Lutheran Church Dallas, Texas
Southeastern Wisconsin June 11-12 Wisconsin Lutheran College Milwaukee, Wis.
Western Wisconsin June 10-11 Luther Preparatory School Watertown, Wis.

2023 Convention Highlights

  • Together Video Update – August 15, 2023

    More than 400 WELS called workers and laymembers met at Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, Mich., July 31-Aug. 3, for the WELS 67th Biennial Synod […]

  • Floor committees report to the convention

    Three hundred forty-eight convention delegates met in 19 floor committees to consider the synod’s work. Floor committees studied reports from the […]

  • Delegates approve balanced ministry financial plan

    On Tuesday morning, Mr. Kyle Egan, WELS’ chief financial officer and treasurer, shared an overview of WELS financial results with synod convention […]

  • Reaching one soul at a time

    On Wednesday morning, Rev. Mark Gabb, chairman of the WELS Board for Home Missions, gave an update on the 100 missions in 10 years initiative, which […]

  • Wednesday afternoon presentation overview

    Delegates at the WELS 67th Biennial Synod Convention had the opportunity to learn about multiple ministries Wednesday afternoon. Following the […]

  • Equipping congregations for ministry

    On Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Jonathan Hein, coordinator, WELS Congregational Services, shared with the convention the vast and varied work of WELS […]

  • For all, to all, by all

    “The Word for all, to all, by all.” Presentations and new fellowship opportunities highlighted this WELS World Missions’ mantra during the 2023 […]

  • Training future church workers

    “Pray for more workers.” That was a repeated request during the WELS Ministerial Education report in Tuesday morning’s session. Rev. Paul […]

  • Now is the time

    Rev. Jonathan Hein, coordinator of WELS Congregational Services, offered convention delegates a picture of the current state of WELS and […]

  • Hirsch presents convention essay

    Embrace the Cross—Anticipate the Crown. This is the theme of the WELS 67th Biennial Synod Convention and the topic Rev. Philip Hirsch explored in […]

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The 2025 WELS Synod Convention will be held July 21-24, at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn.

Constitution and Bylaws

View and download the latest Constitution and Bylaws as adopted in August 2023 by the Synod convention.

2023 Statistical Report

Each year, WELS collects data from all congregations and schools. That data is compiled in a statistical report containing information for every church, circuit, conference, and district. WELS Congregational Services then publishes an annual Statistical Summary & Analysis to help congregations and the synod plan how to best steward the resources God provides.