• Forward in Christ

    Real faith stories. Enriching discussions. Biblical insights.

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  • Put on the new self(ie)!

    We can all live in peace knowing how God sees us.

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    Through the support and prayers of WELS members, WELS has surpassed our goal of receiving $2 million to support a theological education facility in Vietnam.

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  • Equipping Christian Witnesses

    Martin Luther College is equipping Christian witnesses qualified to meet the ministry needs of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

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WELS is a group of nearly 360,000 men, women, and children in nearly 1,300 congregations united by a common faith in Christ’s saving love.

Latest News

“I Wish I knew” As New Parish Nurse

Compassion, love, mercy, empathy, and sacrifice are the revealed…
2020/01/17/by WELS

Lessons from Volunteering with Kingdom Workers

My name is Elizabeth Zank. I’m a 2016 graduate from Wisconsin…
2020/01/17/by WELS

The Comforter Ministry: Wrapped in the Love of the Comforter

Twenty-three years ago, a quilted comforter helped Su Hanson…
2020/01/17/by WELS

The Most Thankless Task

“No, this is no good either.” My coworker and I had just…
2020/01/17/by WELS

Christmas outreach in the Philippines

In a predominantly Roman Catholic country like the Philippines,…
2020/01/16/by Marissa Krogmann

Spanish Pastors Conference meets in Puerto Rico

The 8th gathering of the Spanish Pastors Conference met in Guayama,…
2020/01/16/by Marissa Krogmann

Reaching souls for Jesus in West Texas

In the vast region of the high plains of West Texas lies great…
2020/01/16/by Marissa Krogmann

Lord, ENERGIZE your Church in 2020

Dear Friend,

In our daily lives as Christians it’s easy…
2020/01/14/by agoede

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Jesus appears as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world...

Transformed – teen devotion – January 12, 2020

What do you see when you look in the mirror?...

Spiritual unity in South Asia

The Pastoral Studies Institute (PSI) of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary,…
2020/01/09/by Marissa Krogmann

New look for Forward in Christ magazine

Forward in Christ magazine (FIC) debuted a new look and fresh…
2020/01/07/by WELS

Baptism of Our Lord

Jesus is revealed as our perfect substitute...

Transformed – teen devotion – January 5, 2020

It’s 2020! The old year is gone...

Christmas Presence

Many people in our world think of Christmas as a time for presents.…
2020/01/02/by Marissa Krogmann

Second Sunday after Christmas

The incarnation reveals the unseen God to the eyes of the faithful...

Transformed – teen devotion – December 29, 2019

Who are you?...

First Sunday after Christmas

God’s grace, or undeserved love, is mighty and accomplishes his will...

Daily Devotions

Equipping Christian Witnesses

Martin Luther College exists to train a corps of Christian witnesses to meet WELS ministry needs. Learn how you can support MLC.





December 2019 WELS Connection – WELS Prison Ministries

The WELS Special Ministries Commission exists to serve those whose needs aren’t fully met in a traditional congregational setting. Just a few examples are; men and women serving in the military, the visually impaired or hard of hearing, people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and those who are in prison. Every community has incarcerated people who could benefit from the services of WELS Special Ministries.

Upcoming Events

Fri 17

WELS Camps

November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
Tue 21

WELS National Conference on Lutheran Leadership

January 21 - January 23
Chicago IL
Fri 31

Richer Marriage-Frankenmuth, Mich.

January 31 - February 2
Frankenmuth MI

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.