• 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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  • New Interactive Faith Bible study series

    The next Interactive Faith online Bible study led by Rev. Daniel Habben is Wed., Jan. 17, 2018.

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  • What if God was one of us?

    A song leads us to consider our Savior, who became one of us and gave his perfect life as a sacrifice for all sinners.

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  • Supporting new missions initiatives

    WELS Home Missions is reaching our neighbors in North America

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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

Third Sunday after Epiphany – January 15, 2018

Jesus is Revealed by Preaching Repentance...

Transformed – teen devotion – January 14, 2018

Having a bad day?...

We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

Sean Young, Director of Missions Operations, and his wife Kirsten…
2018/01/11/by Marissa Krogmann

Traveling or relocating this spring?

Enterprise/National car rental and Schroeder Moving Systems have offers you may be interested in checking out.
2018/01/10/by smattes

Preach the Word – Lectionary Teaching

Treasures Old and New

Lectionary Teaching
A common lament…
2018/01/09/by WELS

Renovation: St. John, Burlington, Wisconsin

Sanctuary interiors are like wedding photos. They are snapshots…
2018/01/09/by WELS

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Jesus is Revealed by His Gospel Call

Transformed – teen devotion – January 7, 2018

Have you ever wondered why life seems so hard?...

Wisconsin allows tax-free IRA distributions to charities

In March 2017, Nick Krueger, a member at St. Mark’s, Watertown,…
2018/01/05/by Adam Goede

Not a Bite Left, but a Hunger for More

We wanted all members to come together for fellowship. It didn’t…
2018/01/04/by Marissa Krogmann

Baptism of Our Lord

Jesus is revealed as Our Perfect Substitute

Transformed – teen devotion – December 31, 2017

Rahab was a prostitute. There, I said it. There’s no sugar coating...

Two communities, one church

It was a sunny, early 2016 December Saturday when the phone…
2017/12/31/by Sarah Proeber

Book Nook – December 2017

In this 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Pastor Nathaniel Biebert brings…
2017/12/31/by Sarah Proeber

Serving pure grace in grace-starved Latin America

Just like the shepherds couldn’t stop themselves from sharing…
2017/12/31/by Sarah Proeber

Let your light shine – December 2017

Don Steinhorst, a member of St. John’s, Fox Lake, had never…
2017/12/31/by Sarah Proeber

Moments with missionaries: Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Christ Lutheran Church is a home mission near downtown…
2017/12/31/by Sarah Proeber

Time to Tell the Story

One of the many differences about living and working in East…
2017/12/29/by Marissa Krogmann

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.






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.

Every Neighbor, Every Nation

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


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.

WELS Radio

Listen to WELS artists on WELS Radio.


December WELS Connection: Bringing the gospel to new communities

WELS Home Mission congregations use their resources creatively to bring the gospel to new corners of the world.

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.