• My grace is sufficient

    God has plans for us and promises never to desert us.

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  • Thanks for the guidance

    A letter to a mentor helps us understand the
    importance of Christian encouragement and example.

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  • Mission Stories: Colombia

    Learn more about WELS missions in Colombia.

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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

One in Christ: One in service: Part 4

So many issues can divide us, but the Word of truth unites us…
2016/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

Meet the Editorial Staff: Habben

When Rev. Daniel Habben, pastor at St. Peter’s, in St. Albert,…
2016/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

Unique in every sense of the word

Mark G. Schroeder Unique is a word that is often overused…
2016/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

Outreach website gets a new look: WAJ

WhataboutJesus.com, developed by the Commission on Evangelism…
2016/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

Confessions of faith: Scott

Our plans are actually God’s plans, and he guides events to…
2016/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

Stop being a baby about Jesus’ ascension!

He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all…
2016/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

His presence

John A. Braun It started already on Easter Sunday. Jesus was…
2016/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

Looking to belong

We all need companionship in our journey through life. How can…
2016/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

Spanish websites expand reach, connecting more people to their Savior

Internet and smartphone usage is on the rise in Spanish-speaking…
2016/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

Application is everything

The Bible is just as applicable to our lives as it was to those…
2016/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

WELS 2016 district conventions

Each of the 12 districts holds a convention each biennium, generally…
2016/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

Grief workshop helps earthquake victims in Nepal

Two therapists from WLCFS–Christian Family Solutions traveled…
2016/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

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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

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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.


Heart to heart: Parent conversations

Sarah Reik shares her view on “The three ‘mosts’ of motherhood” in this special Mother’s Day episode of Heart to heart: Parent conversations

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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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