• Advent – A time to wait

    The waiting of Advent elicits
    expectation and joy.

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  • God’s love is real

    Through troubles in your life, you can see God’s healing love.

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  • Mission Stories: Japan

    Learn about WELS work in Japan.

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  • One In Christ

    Moving forward in ministry:
    debt elimination offering

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  • My Son, My Savior

    Worship and outreach resources to complement the new WELS outreach movie, My Son, My Savior, are now available. Order the movie and download resources in time for Advent.

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Latest News

Providing relief to Malawi flood victims

Showing mercy and love to those who are suffering and in need…
2015/12/01/by WELS

Next Interactive Faith to start in January

The next four-week Interactive Faith online Bible study will…
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New website helps, heals victims

A new website, www.freedomforcaptives.com, has been developed…
2015/12/01/by WELS

Upcoming WELS Christmas concerts

The highly anticipated Christmas concert at Martin Luther College,…
2015/12/01/by WELS

Believe the Christmas miracles

“Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as…
2015/12/01/by Sarah Proeber

Did you ever wonder?

What are the traditions and myths mixed with the Christmas we…
2015/12/01/by Sarah Proeber

Heart to Heart: Parent Conversations: Nurturing Contentment

SPOILER ALERT: This month’s authors all agree that if we want…
2015/12/01/by Sarah Proeber

Great stories of the Bible: Crossing the Red Sea: Part 1

Crossing of the Red Sea Joel S. Heckendorf To the east…
2015/12/01/by Sarah Proeber

Light for our path: Church’s approach to biblical interpretation

Is there a simple answer why many mainline Christian denominations…
2015/12/01/by Sarah Proeber

Booknook: 364 Days of Thanksgiving: A Devotional Journal

364 Days of Thanksgiving: A Devotional Journal Occasionally,…
2015/11/30/by Sarah Proeber

Q&A: Pastor Kurt Lueneburg, director of WELS Christian Giving

The 2015 synod convention launched the “One in Christ” special…
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Workers for the harvest field

An important part of World Mission work is to train workers from…
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    The Call Reports detail when pastors, teachers, and staff ministers change positions within WELS.


    WELS supports areas of ministry that strive to “go and make disciples.”  From missions, to humanitarian aid, to special needs and evangelism, each group faithfully serves to reflect Christ’s Love as Our Calling.



Featured Ministries


Military Services

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

Digital Display Graphics

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

Advent by Candlelight

Advent by candlelight events help women focus on Christ during this busy season. This year, congregations can expect a number of resources to be available that will complement the movie—My Son, My Savior.

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.



Watch WELSTech every week to learn about using technology in ministry.


WELS Connection – November 2015 – One in Christ

One in Christ, Moving forward in Ministry is an adopted ministry financial plan that will use the gifts God makes available to continue sharing the gospel in mission fields and preparing workers to go into those fields with the Gospel of Jesus.


WELS Missions seeks to spread God’s Word both home and abroad. Home Missions shares the Gospel in North America, and World Missions strives to reach people all over the world.

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.