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.
VIDEO: Building a Stewardship House


Missional Toy Box

Missional Toy Box

Find playful and imaginative ways to explore renewal in your congregation.

View Missional Toy Box

NEW! Blog by Carey Nieuwhof. Check out "8 Reasons Most Churches Never Break the 200 Attendance Mark."

New Synod Communicator

Laura Ramlow

The Northwest Synod of Wisconsin extends a warm welcome to Laura Ramlow who has been called to serve on the synod staff as the Synod Communicator.

Read the full story.

Walking Together and Synod Assembly Focus on Generosity

Nearly 400 people gathered at the university campus in Eau Claire May 30-31 to learn, share, worship and conduct the business of the synod. This year's theme, "The Generosity Project," helped attendees continue our focus on the 4Gs: Growing Grateful Generous Givers. View the video featuring generosity stories from our synod.

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An Invitation from Global Mission

Serving the global church is a great opportunity to engage with and learn from other cultures, travel and discover more about who you are as a Christian. The Global Mission Unit is developing a recruitment strategy for members of the ELCA, especially members of ethnically diverse populations and those whose first language is other than English. Your input will be the basis for the strategy. We are interested in hearing from all regarding what would make global service appealing. Please click on the link below for a short questionnaire. Thank you for your time!

Malaria Campaign Reaches Goal

$301,181.50 = many lives saved, and many others healed from the scourge of Malaria. It also means that the NW Synod of Wisconsin has achieved its fundraising goal as part of the ELCA Malaria Campaign. 

Read the full story.

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Featured Events

October 12 - 13
Soul Support for Church Office Professionals at Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington, MN. 
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November 6 - 7
Cross Generational Ministry Event Take advantage a this great opportunity! Make plans to join us on November 6th and 7th for "The Generosity Project"with Linda Staats. 
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Registration Form

November 13 - 15
Godstock (Sr. High Youth Gathering) at the Metropolis Hotel and water park, Eau Claire.
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View Synod Youth Board Website

February 14 - 15
Winter Theological Event at the Plaza Hotel, Eau Claire  

February 26 - 27
Christ Jam: Middle School Youth Gathering View Synod Youth Board Website

March 12
Walking Together at UW-Eau Claire.

View all upcoming events.

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Saturday October 3, 2015

As we feared Malawi is now in a famine situation due to last year's floods. We will keep you informed about the situation. Relief efforts and planning are already underway.

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