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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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Growing Grateful Generous Givers
Pastors, bring a team of 3-5 people to this workshop and be equipped to do year-round stewardship. You will go home with the tools you need to open up the conversation about stewardship in your congregation in a new way. Choose the workshops that are most convenient for you. They will be led by pastors from this synod. There is no cost for these workshops. Call or email the synod office to register your team: 715.859.6810 or firstname.lastname@example.org. View details
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Root Beer Floats with the Bishop
Dairyland Conference-Peace Lutheran-Pigeon Falls
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Please call the synod office or email Liz at email@example.com to register.
September 21 - 23
Fall Ministry Retreat.
Join your colleagues for "A Time Away" in a beautiful northwoods setting at Heartwood Conference Center. This is an environment where you can truly relax, refresh and renew, because we need healthy leaders.
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.
November 13 - 15
Godstock (Sr. High Youth Gathering)
at the Metropolis Hotel and water park, Eau Claire.
February 26 - 27
Christ Jam: Middle School Youth Gathering
at UW-Eau Claire.
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Monday August 24, 2015
The Northwest Synod of WI has piloted a number of initiatives in the past few years in cooperation with Portico Benefit Services and Augsburg College. One of those involved walking alongside of our first call rostered leaders. Bishop Hoyme, and pastors Laurie Skow-Anderson, Natalie Leske and Greg Kaufmann spent time on August 20 listening to some of the first call leaders and finding out what has been helpful and what needs to…
Monday August 24, 2015
Rev. Greg Kaufmann had the privilege of installing Pastor Victor St. George at Zion, Superior, August 23. The worship was joyful and the meal following the service was an amazing feast. Welcome to the Lake Superior Conference, Pastor Victor!
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