• A father’s example of grace

    A clothes pole and a new lawn mower set the scene for a lesson on forgiveness and love.

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  • Sharing Christ in Spanish

    Academiacristo.com empowers you to share the gospel with Spanish-speaking friends and neighbors.

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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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  • Women’s Ministry Conference

    There’s still time to register for the Women’s Ministry Conference July 21-23. Learn what it means to be a Christian mentor.

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  • One In Christ

    Moving forward in ministry: debt elimination offering.

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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

Transformed – teen devotion – June 26, 2016

God is good. I’ve heard that phrase from God’s precious people many times, even in reaction to a hard life lesson....

How far can it fly?

Dear Friends of Missions, “How far do you think it will…
2016/06/23/by Adam Goede

New district presidents and their important role

Earlier this month four new men were elected to serve as presidents…
2016/06/21/by WELS

WELS debt nearly eliminated

In 2008, WELS first took up the challenge of eliminating $22.4…
2016/06/21/by WELS

Honoring 500 years of the Lutheran Reformation

Oct. 31, 2017, will mark the 500th anniversary of Luther nailing…
2016/06/21/by WELS

Still time to get Brewers tickets for WELS Night at Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers are now selling tickets for the third annual…
2016/06/21/by WELS

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – June 20, 2016

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Humiliation – June 19, 2016

One of the toughest lessons in life is that some things can never be undone. The teenager who takes the Sixth Commandment lightly may learn the hard way...

Heart to heart: Parent conversations: Impact of fathers

What kind of impact can a Christian father have on his children? In…
2016/06/19/by Sarah Proeber

A father’s example of grace

A clothes pole and a new lawn mower set the scene for a lesson…
2016/06/16/by Sarah Proeber

“One in Christ” – moving forward in ministry

Dear Friend in Jesus, The 2015 WELS convention took up…
2016/06/16/by Adam Goede

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WELS Radio

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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


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WELS on Instagram


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Military Services

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


May 2016 WELS Connection

Women’s Ministry is spotlighting mentoring other women and helping the next generation of Christian women find and use their gifts to God’s glory.

Learn more about Women’s Ministry


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.

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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.