• 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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  • Call day at the seminary

    Watch live online! Both the vicars and the graduates at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary will receive their assignments on May 24.

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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

Holy Trinity

The Holy Triune God works together for us...

Transformed – teen devotion – May 20, 2018

1993 was a long time ago. Twenty-five years ago to be exact....

The Lord knows there will be days like this

For many, the end of August is an enchanting time. Like a fireworks…
2018/05/17/by Marissa Krogmann

One church—two locations 

In 2014, Divine Peace, Garland, Texas, began discussing the idea…
2018/05/17/by Sarah Proeber

WELS App Launches

Today we are announcing the launch of a brand new version of…
2018/05/15/by Martin Spriggs

2018 assignments at Martin Luther College

The synod’s Assignment Committee met at Martin Luther College,…
2018/05/15/by WELS

Staff ministers “Continue in Christ” at 2018 conference

From April 26–28, Cross of Christ, Boise, Idaho, hosted the…
2018/05/15/by WELS

A PTSD retreat

“My veteran buddy and I meet once a week. Each time we walk…
2018/05/15/by WELS


God the Spirit does the impossible for us...

Transformed – teen devotion – May 13, 2018

For twenty minutes, 149 passengers were absolutely out of control....

A Recipe for Intercultural Outreach

As the horizon of cultures expands in the United States, we ponder…
2018/05/10/by Marissa Krogmann

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Our ascended Lord watches over us...

Transformed – teen devotion – May 6, 2018

God the Father is the Creator of all things....

Worship coordinators carry Christ to the heart

With emphasis on Reformation 500, the 2017 National Conference…
2018/05/04/by WELS

Preach the Word – Lectionary…je ne sais quoi

Treasures Old and New

Lectionary…je ne sais quoi
It is…
2018/05/04/by WELS

Adversity Turned to Blessing

God can turn any adversity into unexpected blessing! We need…
2018/05/03/by Marissa Krogmann

GDPR Guidance

A question I've received quite a bit lately has to do…
2018/05/02/by Martin Spriggs

Changes at Northwestern Publishing House

Last week Northwestern Publishing House (NPH) announced that…
2018/05/01/by WELS

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.





April 2018 WELS Connection: 125th Anniversary of the WELS Native American Mission

The celebration of the start and continuation of the WELS Native American Mission at the Apache Reservation.



Topical Q&A


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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.