Women of the ELCA Mission Statement:
"To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ."
2011 WND Synodical Women's Convention
"Standing at the Crossroads"
The Western North Dakota Women of the ELCA are participantsin their congregational units and meet in community with each other for friendship, for opportunity to study together, for support, for chances for involvement, and for possibilities to do justice. From the beginning of our organization, women have felt a need to be connected to and to share with each other. This is done in the local expression with small groups that often focus on Bible studies, fellowship opportunities, social ministry projects, and efforts to improve congregational and community programs.Our seven clusters (or conferences) provide opportunities to gather twice a year to meet this same need for connectedness and involvement in a larger community.The Western North Dakota Synodical Women’s Organization is one of 64 synodical expressions across the ELCA. Our board members are elected at the Synodical Convention every two years by delegates from the units. We strive to promote mission and ministry in Western North Dakota. The Western Whirlwind is the synodical newsletter which is sent to the unit officers or is available by subscription. It is the primary vehicle for getting out information about activities, retreats, growth opportunities, mission, cluster operations, leadership, and learning. The WND synodical is in partnership with our Sister Synod, the Central African Republic. There are extensive other mission opportunities in which we can participate. The churchwide expression of Women of the ELCA meets in triennial convention to elect a churchwide executive board and to conduct the business of the churchwide organization. Delegates elected at the Western North Dakota Synodical Convention represent our women at this convention. Offerings given help provide us with worship and growth resources and support ministries especially to women and children in poverty and crisis.What drives our ministry? What’s our mission and message? To make Christ known!