Welcome to the Western Iowa Synod, ELCA
WIS Mission Team Position Opening
The Western Iowa Synod (WIS) ELCA Mission Center in Storm Lake, IA is seeking applicants for an Administrative Assistant/Communication position. We seek to employ an individual who has general office skills as well as experience in technology, social media and website management. It is our desire to find someone who is willing to learn, flexible, and will be a team player. Experience with Google apps or any IT experience is a plus. Knowledge about the Lutheran Church ELCA is not required, but helpful. This employee will work in a professional environment with six other team members, will work a 37.5-hour week, and will be eligible for full benefits. An application and job description can be found below. Please send the application to Lynn at Lynn.firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 318 E Fifth St, Storm Lake, IA 50588. If you have questions you may call 712.732.4968. Deadline date is January 31st!
Lutheran Day on the Hill - Make Plans to Attend
Join LSI and the three Iowa synods of the ELCA for Lutheran Day on the Hill in Des Moines! This day is essential for giving voice to those who are not heard, for seeking social justice and for empowering people to exercise their right and responsibility to be part of the legislative process.
WIS Leadership Academy Coming Soon
The Western Iowa Synod's Annual Leadership Academy is planned for
February 27th & 28th!
The Western Iowa Synod has a pattern of coming together early in the year for a time of teaching and sharing, we call it The Leadership Academy. In 2014 we talked about Mission Possibilities, last year our theme was Rethinking Church, and this year we are turning to the most practical parts of ministry with a theme of Nuts & Bolts of Ministry. Workshops will include such topics as: Companion Congregations, Faith Formation, writing devotions, human resources, church council basics, facebook, technology in worship and many more. There will be something for everyone!
Our guest speaker Bishop Roger Gustafson, Central States Synod, ELCA, will energize and enlighten us with his teachings on Being a Spirit Filled Leader. We hope you and several from your congregation will make plans to join us on one of these dates.
Poster, bulletin insert and registration information are available here!!
We're looking forward to seeing you there!!