Leadership is a gift God gives to his Church (Romans 12). Pastors, teachers, staff ministers, and lay people all function as leaders in congregations and schools. Increasingly, the WELS is turning its attention to supporting these leaders and assisting them to develop their gifts. This issue focuses on continuing education for those who serve as leaders among God's people
2013 Women's National Leadership Conference
God appoints lay leaders in every congregation. These leaders are vital to the church's gospel mission. Many local and district groups provide opportunities for lay people to grow in gifts of leadership. This issue only includes leadership training programs developed for synod-wide use. Read about these programs for both lay men and women.
Pastors provide leadership in many ways as they shepherd God's people. Besides being the congregation's spiritual leader, pastors plan, organize, coordinate, and train others. They also assist the congregation in setting a vision and carrying it out. Various agencies provide opportunities for WELS pastors to grow in their various leadership skills. Read about opportunities for growth in pastoral leadership.