• Christian Aid and Relief

    Learn how WELS Christian Aid and Relief helps people in times of natural disasters and hardships.

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  • 64th Synod Convention

    Access news and resources related to the biennial synod convention, July 31-Aug. 3, Watertown, Wis.

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  • Traveling this summer?

    Find a church with the new and improved WELS Locator features on wels.net and the mobile app.

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  • 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
  • Our Great Heritage

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

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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

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost – August 21, 2017

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Transformed – teen devotion – August 20, 2017

“That will never happen to me.” Those were the words of...

Hmong Ministry Grows

“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their…
2017/08/17/by missions

FinalWeb specials

FinalWeb is a longstanding partner of ShopWELS and offers websites, live streaming services, and mobile apps for churches and schools. We are pleased to share the following specials available from FinalWeb through Oct. 1, 2017.
2017/08/17/by smattes

You fed Jesus today!

Dear Friend,

You fed Jesus today! You brought him medicine…
2017/08/15/by Adam Goede

64th biennial WELS convention concludes

The synod convention has come and gone, but what happened there…
2017/08/15/by WELS

MLC highlighted during WELS Night at Miller Park

More than 2,600 WELS members and their guests–including several…
2017/08/15/by WELS

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – August 14, 2017

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Transformed – teen devotion – August 13, 2017

When I was in my early 20’s, my roommate owed me 90 bucks. I did all I could...

Death and Demons Defeated

Recently, a member at a WELS sister church in Asia died in an…
2017/08/10/by missions

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost – August 7, 2017

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Transformed – teen devotion – August 6, 2017

Martin Luther explained in the Small Catechism that daily bread is more than just the food...

Delegates view new Luther film

Delegates enjoyed a special screening of the popular Martin Luther…
2017/08/03/by WELS

Hosting the synod convention

For the 64th biennial convention, delegates enjoyed the beautiful…
2017/08/03/by WELS

Convention resolutions set direction for the future

On Wednesday afternoon, delegates heard the first reports and…
2017/08/03/by WELS

A growing Lutheran family

On Wednesday, the synod in convention had the joy of officially…
2017/08/02/by WELS

Hein shares results of demographic survey

Rev. Jonathan Hein, director of the WELS Commission on Congregational…
2017/08/02/by WELS

God’s expanding kingdom

On Tuesday evening, the synod convention delegates had the privilege…
2017/08/02/by WELS

Daily Devotions

WELS Night at Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers are now selling tickets for the fourth annual WELS Night at Miller Park. Organize your group and plan to join us for the Milwaukee Brewers’ game against the Minnesota Twins.

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

Students at Asia Lutheran Seminary prepare for ministry.

More about Missions

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.