• From School to Home

    A new outreach program connects with the families of students in early childhood ministries.

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  • One church—two locations

    The multi-site church movement is all about reaching more people with the gospel—and this new strategy has already been blessed with success in WELS congregations.

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  • We Are A Light: Our Reason for Being

    Jesus told his disciples, “You will be my witnesses,” and then he ascended into heaven. They had a reason for being, as do all disciples of Jesus.

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  • 2018 Youth Rally

    Plan your youth group trip this summer! Registration is now open for the 2018 WELS International Youth Rally, June 26-29, Bowling Green, Ohio.

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  • Your Gifts, God’s Blessings

    “Your gifts, God’s blessings: An annual report to our members” highlights the blessings that God has showered on WELS through the gifts of its members.

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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 17, 2018

Everyone loves underdog stories....

The one thing we can’t do is nothing

What do you get when you combine a spread-out church membership,…
2018/06/14/by Marissa Krogmann

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

God's Word makes faith sprout and grow...

Transformed – teen devotion – June 10, 2018

Who am I? I have to admit; this question runs...

“A way to gift to the charities I love to support”

Phyllis’ Story

Years ago, when Phyllis Moore and her…
2018/06/07/by agoede

The Good News does not stop with you!

Mexico City - 8.9 million people.

Bogotá, Colombia - 7.8…
2018/06/07/by Marissa Krogmann

Pastoral assignments at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

A senior at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary was talking to a coworker…
2018/06/05/by WELS

Review of Scouting completed

The Conference of Presidents was asked to review the current…
2018/06/05/by WELS

Changes at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

Rev. Paul O. Wendland, president at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary,…
2018/06/05/by WELS

New director for the Commission on Evangelism

Rev. Eric Roecker has accepted the call the serve as the director…
2018/06/05/by WELS

WELS Multi-Language Publications offers free product giveaway

WELS Multi-Language Publications (MLP) and Northwestern Publishing…
2018/06/05/by WELS

Filling our pulpits—and keeping them filled!

Dear Friend,

Empty pulpits, people waiting for their next…
2018/06/04/by agoede

Third Sunday after Pentecost

Your dread enemy, the devil, won’t win...

Transformed – teen devotion – June 3, 2018

It was 3:00 A.M., and I was awake....

Reaching Native Christians: Part 3

The Native American mission is training Native Christian leaders…
2018/06/01/by Sarah Proeber

A new way to start your mission journey 

A new program called WELS Mission Journeys is coordinating…
2018/05/31/by Briana Lambrecht

How to Reach Out… When You Can’t Get In

The mission was clear. We want to be a church that reaches OUT…
2018/05/31/by Marissa Krogmann

New MLS president

Mark Luetzow, pastor at Bethel, Bay City, Mich., has accepted…
2018/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

Daily Devotions

Your Gifts, God’s Blessings

annual report

“Your gifts, God’s blessings: An annual report to our members” highlights the blessings that God has showered on WELS through the gifts of its members.





May 2018 WELS Connection: Multi-Site Ministry

Laypeople in congregations often see opportunities for gospel outreach. Synod partners with these new missions by offering resources and expertise



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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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