• Host a screening

    Your congregation can host a screening of “A Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy” for your community.

    Host a screening
  • Heart to Heart

    Join the conversation of Christian parents discussing topics about raising Christian kids in today’s world.

    Join conversation
  • Your Gifts, God’s Blessings

    Find out how your gifts to WELS ministries impacts your synod’s gospel work.

    Find out how
  • Every Neighbor, Every Nation

    Discover what’s new in WELS Home and World Missions—how the synod is reaching out to souls around the corner and around the world.

    Learn more
  • Our Great Heritage

    2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Learn about what that means.

    Learn more


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

Reaching the Vietnamese at Home and Abroad

Truly valuable Mrs. Quý Thi Nguyen has always been a strong…
2017/02/28/by Briana Lambrecht

Like a star shining in the night

Sometimes fear makes us forget that we can come to God anytime. Holly…
2017/02/28/by Briana Lambrecht

New Christian Standard Bible benefits from input of WELS Bible scholars

A revised version of the Holman Christian Standard Bible is now…
2017/02/28/by Briana Lambrecht

Beware the headlines

Mark G. Schroeder Last fall, you may have seen a headline…
2017/02/28/by Briana Lambrecht

How big is your God?: Part 2

God is present everywhere and is unchanging. He is all-knowing…
2017/02/28/by Briana Lambrecht

Open your Catechism: Part 5

Forgiveness is a daily need for all Christians, and God provides…
2017/02/28/by Briana Lambrecht

Light for our path: Should I take Communion?

I was raised and confirmed WELS. Recently I had sex before marriage,…
2017/02/28/by Briana Lambrecht

The ripple effect: Simon the tanner

After Jesus’ ascension, the believers spread the gospel around…
2017/02/28/by Briana Lambrecht

Grace upon grace

God’s grace sees a family through the storms of life. Julie…
2017/02/28/by Briana Lambrecht

Exercise your freedom of speech

Earle D. Treptow In the days following November’s presidential…
2017/02/28/by Briana Lambrecht

Home mission connections lead to world mission opportunities

“The Lord is opening some pretty big doors around the world,”…
2017/02/28/by Briana Lambrecht

Let your light shine: Elle Paveglio

In the spirit of Matthew 5:16, we’re sharing examples of people…
2017/02/28/by Briana Lambrecht

I’m Sorry

Even though we sin daily, God freely forgives us time after time,…
2017/02/28/by Briana Lambrecht

Weary and burned out

John A. Braun Spiritual life can seem like a wasteland sometimes.…
2017/02/28/by Briana Lambrecht

Preach the Word – Preach text-specific and hearer-specific gospel

To Correctly Handle the Word of Truth Preach Text-Specific…
2017/02/27/by WELS

Daily Devotions

Reformation 500

Find different ways you can celebrate Reformation 500.






Every Neighbor, Every Nation

Read WELS Missions articles from a special issue of Forward in Christ magazine called “Every Neighbor, Every Nation.”

Interactive Faith

Adult Discipleship offers LIVE online Bible studies for use by congregations, small groups, or individuals to serve as a mid-week Bible study.

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 Radio

Listen to WELS artists on WELS Radio.

WELS on Instagram


You can now follow WELS on Instagram! Find us @WELSLutherans.

Digital Display Graphics

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


Moments with Missionaries – Outreach to young families

Home mission congregations use the Mornings with Mommy program to reach out to young families in their communities.

Learn more about WELS Mission work view additional Moments with Missionaries videos

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.