OWLS Senior Convention

The Lutheran Convention for Seniors 2021

We Will Tell the Next Generation the Praiseworthy Deeds of the Lord

The Lutheran Convention for Seniors sponsored by the OWLS will be held October 19-22, 2021, at Martin Luther College and Best Western Plus in beautiful New Ulm, Minnesota. Martin Luther College is the WELS ministerial training school for pastors, teachers, and staff ministers. Our college has been serving this purpose for over 25 years, since the merger of Dr Martin Luther College with Northwestern College.

Pandemic precautions led to the cancellation of the 2020 Convention for Seniors. We were able to reschedule our convention plans for 2021. For the safety of all, COVID-19 vaccinations are recommended. Masks may be required on the MLC campus—exact requirements are not known at this time.

With the theme “We Will Tell the Next Generation the Praiseworthy Deeds of the Lord,” this year’s convention will give seniors insight into passing the faith to the next generation. Among the topics, speakers, and workshops are:

  • Lessons from the Immigrant Generation
  • Silencing the Skeptics: Martin Luther College at 25
  • What Christians need to Know about Evolution
  • 6 Minute Novels: Using Short Films to Generate Christian Conversations
  • Music and the Arts at MLC
  • WELS Early Childhood Ministries
  • The WELS New Worship Project
  • WELS Q & A: A Helpful Resource for Individuals and Groups

Early arrivals at the convention can enjoy tours of MLC or historic New Ulm.

The convention is open to any WLS and ELS member who is 55 or over, retired or not, whether a member of OWLS or not. It’s an excellent chance for members of local senior ministries to get a larger perspective on ministry by seniors and for seniors. With plenty of time to make new friends and connect with friends from the past, the New Ulm convention promises to be a relaxing and enjoyable opportunity for seniors.

There are special price breaks for early paid registrations. Information about costs, convention workshops and downloadable registration and other forms can be found in the materials below.

Read about the 2019 convention.


Love in Action

WELS Special Ministries
Showing God’s love to those with special needs or in special circumstances

In these pages, you’ll learn about the eight areas of WELS Special Ministries:

  • Visually Impaired
  • Care for Called Workers
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Mental Health
  • Health and Wellness
  • Prison Ministry
  • Military Services

Funding for the programs you’ll learn about in these pages comes from people like you, who have a heart to share Christ’s love with those who may face hurdles in worship and in life. Our special ministries are primarily supported by special offerings from individuals and groups.


To order FREE copies of the Love in Action booklet, e-mail WELS Special Ministries at specialministries@wels.net.