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 gifts, support
one another in our calling, engage in ministry and action, and promote
healing and holeness in the Church, in Society, and the World.
All women are invited and encouraged to
take an active part. As a member of Faith Lutheran you are automatically
a member of the women's groups and activities.
WELCA Nationwide (Women
of the Evangelical Church in America)
WELCA has 8,596 units in congregations of
the ELCA in 64 synods.
WELCA exists to help women name and claim
their daily ministries.
WELCA is a partner in the total mission
of the church. WELCA has programming in theologic leadership development,
and retirement and estate planning consultation, as well as cross-cultural
WELCA provides grants for programs and projects
that address the needs of women and children in crisis, especially the
crisis of poverty, AIDS, and domestic violence.
WELCA has scholarship programs for ELCA
laywomen, women seeking ordained ministry, and women in leadership in ELCA
WELCA receives all its funding from participants
in the organization and from endowments set up by predecessor organizations
and individual women of faith.