Walking together

for the sake of mission in God's world

The Northwest Synod of Wisconsin is one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are comprised of 199 congregations, over 93,000 members, and over 300 clergy and rostered leaders.

Synod means walking together, which describes our interdependent ministry relationship as we support mission partners, carry out synodical and churchwide initiatives, provide for education events and leadership training, respond to disaster and emergency needs, and heed the call to be a church engaged in all the world. Learn more about our synod.

Call Process

From saying farewell to a pastor to beginning strong with a new one, we help you through the call process. Learn about the different stages of the process and find valuable resources.

Learn about the call process.

Congregations Seeking Leaders

Several congregations without regularly called pastoral leadership are in an interim period. These congregations are at various stages in the process, from newly vacant to call extended.

View openings for rostered leaders.

Make a Donation

Give a general gift or specify various ministries including Fund for Leaders, Malawi, Synod Resource Center, Lutheran Disaster Response, and more.

Give a gift online.
Download a pledge form.
Learn about planning giving.

ELCA Malaria Campaign

A child dies from malaria every 60 seconds. Today we are in a special moment where we could turn this around. Working though Lutheran churches in Africa, the ELCA Malaria Campaign is uniquely positioned to provide mosquito nets, insecticides, medication, health care, education and more to help eliminate deaths from this disease—for good.

Learn about the ELCA Malaria Campaign.

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Stewardship Toolkit

Having the right tools handy makes the job a lot easier. If you're looking for ways to grow grateful generous givers, you will find helpful tools here. View toolkit.

Bishop Eaton Expresses Concern About Violence in the Holy Land

The ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians has once again erupted into violence. ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has written a letter to Munib Younan, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land expressing her concern. Please read her letter and pray for peace in the Middle East and for all whose lives are affected by this conflict. 

View Bishop Eaton's letter

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ELCA Grants Encourage Congregational Renewal

Did you know that the ELCA has money to help your congregation in the renewal process? Four really significant grants that can help you guide your congregation into the future are available, but you'll need to act now!

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Kaufmanns featured in Portico Video

A lot of people make New Year's resolutions about wellness, planning to exercise more, eat less or better. Unfortunately, our good intentions may not be enough. Greg and Diane Kaufmann have had to overcome some significant health-related obstacles in order to continue the kind of healthy lifestyle they once knew. Their inspirational story is featured in this short video from Portico Benefits. 

When Life Changes, How Do You Live Well? from Portico Benefit Services.

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Featured Events

August 11 - 12
Heart of the North Women's Retreat at Luther Park, Chetek.
View brochure.

August 13 - 14
Chippewa Valley Conference Women's Summer Retreat at Luther Park, Chetek.
Contact Angie Riemer for registration/more information: angiecolfax@aol.com or 715-456-5150.

August 14 - 15
Dairyland Conference Women's Retreat at Luther Park, Chetek.
View flyer.

September 21 - 22
Fall Ministry Retreat. Join your colleagues for "A Time Away" in a beautiful northwoods setting at Heartwood Conference Center. This year, the focus will be on creating an environment where you can truly relax, refresh and renew. And did we mention that there will be fun, too? Save the dates and watch for details coming soon.

October 13 - 14
Soul Support for Church Office Professionals in Chippewa Falls. 
This year's theme is "Living Healthy & Loving God's Abundant Life"

November 7 - 9
Godstock (Sr. High Youth Gathering) at the Metropolis Hotel and water park, Eau Claire.
The weekend will include the music of Lightswitch, keynote speakers, service projects, water park and Action City. We have blocked off rooms at a group rate. Each group will be responsible for reserving their own rooms.
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Wednesday July 23, 2014

CORRECTION OF News from the NW Synod of WI Read more.

Tuesday July 22, 2014

Photos from Pastors' Academy and trip to Malawi Read more.

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