• Interactive Faith

    Join the online Bible study exploring the continuing importance of Luther’s Small Catechism. Wednesday’s, Sept. 21 – Oct. 26, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (central)

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  • Connecting college students to Christ

    Bringing light to the Gospel

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  • Every Neighbor, Every Nation

    Discover what’s new in WELS Home and World Missions—how the synod is reaching out to souls around the corner and around the world.

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  • Our Great Heritage

    2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Learn about what that means.

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WELS is a group of nearly 400,000 men, women, and children in nearly 1,300 congregations united by a common faith in Christ’s saving love.

Latest News

Supporting WELS ministry through your IRA – “We were very pleased”

WELS members Dan and Frieda Carow were moved by the love of Jesus…
2016/09/26/by Adam Goede

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost – September 26, 2016

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Transformed – teen devotion – September 25, 2016

In the early 1990’s Saturday Night Live aired a series of skits called “Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley.” Stuart Smalley, the lead character...

Luther Prep dedicates renovated chapel and organ

This past Sunday, more than 400 people gathered at Luther Preparatory…
2016/09/20/by WELS

Their pleas are right before us

Dear Friends of Missions, Greetings in the name of our Risen…
2016/09/20/by Adam Goede

Showing Christian love in Louisiana

Hurricane Katrina and its resulting floods devastated New Orleans…
2016/09/20/by WELS

Annual symposium at the seminary

More than 350 people attended Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary’s…
2016/09/20/by WELS

WELS Day with the Milwaukee Bucks announced

The Milwaukee Bucks are inviting all WELS members and their friends…
2016/09/20/by WELS

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 19, 2016

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Transformed – teen devotion – September 18, 2016

Don’t you dislike it when someone starts bragging? You know what I mean, don’t you? You have a friend or...

Daily Devotions






WELS Radio

Listen to WELS artists on WELS Radio.

New Worship blog

The latest blog from Preach the Word by WELS Commission on Worship discusses preaching to millennials.

Digital Display Graphics

Download now! Digital display graphics for your church’s digital display screen.

Questions and Answers


View reader submitted questions answered by a WELS professor. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Submit your own question.

WELS on Instagram


You can now follow WELS on Instagram! Find us @WELSLutherans.

Military Services

WELS Military Services, part of the Commission on Special Ministries, offers spiritual support resources for military members and their families.


September 2016 – Opportunities grow for Cross-cultural ministry

The WELS Joint Mission Council sees growing opportunity to share the gospel with different cultures, utilizing the Cross-cultural Toolkit in both domestic and international settings.


WELS Locator

Looking for a WELS church or school near you? Search by specific types of churches, schools, early childhood education (pre-k), or specific WELS organizations. Search the WELS Locator.

Forward in Christ

Forward in Christ is the official magazine of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Printed monthly, this magazine addresses many important issues facing Christians today.

Contact Us

Do you have a question about the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod? Basic information about our church body such as leadership, history, reports, and numbers can be found at About WELS.