WELCA - Women of the ELCA

Did you know that if you're a woman who is a member of an ELCA church, you're already part of WELCA?

WELCA MISSION: Mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

PURPOSE STATEMENT: As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world. 


  • WELCA focuses on studying the Bible together. 
  • We do some mision work, but this is secondary to or arises from our study of the Word together
  • There are 23 churches in our cluster
  • Bible studies are published in a print magazine, Gather
    • To subscribe to this magazine, click here
    • Circle groups use this magazine for their monthly Bible Studies. See Circle Groups for more information on how to join a Circle.
  • Cafe is an online magazine and podcast aimed at young women, that addresses how faith relates to the issues you face today.
    • Click here to sign up for this monthly magazine and grow your faith!
  • Bold Connections is a free monthly e-newsletter of Women of the ELCA. Whether you participate a lot or a little in Women of the ELCA, you'll find helpful news and information on our programs and activities, and stories of how together we live out our purpose and mission. 
    • Click here to sign up for Bold Connections

To view other information about WELCA, please visit the WELCA website by clicking here

To view our Eastern North Dakota Synod WELCA information, including current officers, constitution, and more, please click here.

Last Published: August 13, 2019 1:42 PM