• Updates from Texas and Florida

    WELS Christian Aid and Relief is monitoring damage and deploying assistance to our affected churches in Texas and Florida.

    Read Hurricane Relief Updates
  • Interactive Faith Starting Soon

    The next Interactive Faith online Bible study, titled “Luther’s Lasting Impact,” will begin Oct. 4.

    Learn more
  • 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.

    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

Picking Up The Cloak and Going On

When Elijah went up, Elisha went on.

On the same day, God…
2017/09/21/by missions

Take a stand against sitting

Our ShopWELS partner, Complete Office of Wisconsin, is now stocking a Fellowes Lotus sit-stand workstation (black) and this is why . . .

Over the past 10 years study after study has confirmed sitting for prolonged periods of time is harmful to your health. As a proponent of workspace management solutions, Fellowes wanted to create a product for this problem.
2017/09/20/by smattes

The perfect tool to meet major goals in retirement

Retired WELS teachers Ron and Joan Zahn have established…
2017/09/20/by Adam Goede

Reformation 500 celebrations across the synod

It would be impossible not to have noticed that this October…
2017/09/19/by WELS

Evaluation of relief opportunities continues

Pastors and leaders from Florida and Texas are continuing to…
2017/09/19/by WELS

CEF special rates ending soon

Earlier this year, the WELS Church Extension Fund (CEF) announced…
2017/09/19/by WELS

Special Forward in Christ issue celebrates the Reformation

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation,…
2017/09/19/by WELS

Seminary to celebrate Reformation

To observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Wisconsin…
2017/09/19/by WELS

Tomorrow’s ministry begins here

Dear Friend,

Have you ever been in the minority? I just returned…
2017/09/19/by Adam Goede

Preach the Word – The Blessings of Lectionary Preaching

Treasures Old and New

The Blessings of Lectionary Preaching
2017/09/18/by WELS

Renovation: Green Bay, Wisconsin


Our congregation’s chancel renovation story isn’t…
2017/09/18/by WELS

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 18, 2017

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Transformed – teen devotion – September 17, 2017

We don’t think that we are entitled. We don’t think...

Hurricane Relief Updates

2017/09/15/by WELS

Evangelism in Malawi

The answer was surprising.

At first... only at first.

2017/09/14/by missions

Hurricane Irma Updates

2017/09/12/by WELS

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 11, 2017

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Transformed – teen devotion – September 10, 2017

Have you ever felt alone? You were excluded from...

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

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.