• A supply list for success

    The lessons Jesus taught went far beyond the classroom.

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  • Mission Stories: Zambia

    Learn more about WELS missions in Zambia

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  • Church Extension Fund

    Investing with the WELS Church Extension Fund is investing in future WELS Home Missions.

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  • Home Missions

    Learn about new churches and cross-cultural outreach in North America

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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

Confessions of faith: Presley

A man rediscovers the truths he learned years ago at a WELS Lutheran…
2016/08/26/by Sarah Proeber

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – August 22, 2016

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Transformed – teen devotion – August 21, 2016

As a kid, one of the Christmas toys I enjoyed playing with the most was a remote-controlled car....

Working together in Home Missions

The Board for Home Missions has been working closely with district…
2016/08/16/by WELS

Lutheran Schools works with leaders in education

This summer the Commission on Lutheran Schools hosted four groups…
2016/08/16/by WELS

NPH celebrates 125 years

This August, Northwestern Publishing House (NPH) is celebrating…
2016/08/16/by WELS

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost – August 15, 2016

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Transformed – teen devotion – August 14, 2016

“Don’t press send.” That is the advice Herm Edwards, former NFL football player and coach, first gave to NFL rookies in 2011....

Latest sale items from Complete Office

Complete Office is offering calendars and planners for sale through Oct. 31, 2016. Complete Office also offers deals on copy paper ever day. Looking for other office and break room supplies? Consider using Complete Office.
2016/08/10/by smattes

Reaching souls for Christ through Home Missions

Dear fellow Witnesses, As Home Missions administrator for…
2016/08/09/by Adam Goede

Charity with stability

A charitable gift annuity (CGA) is set up in such a way that…
2016/08/08/by Adam Goede

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost – August 8, 2016

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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.


Commission on Lutheran Schools

In this edition of the Together video update, Mr. Jim Rademan, director of the Commission on Lutheran Schools, discusses how leaders from several WELS schools have been training over the summer and how the training will better prepare teachers and principals for the classroom.

Learn more about Lutheran Schools.


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.