• Risen indeed!

    The reality of Christ’s resurrection affirms our faith.

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    The conference will highlight God’s design and purpose for the Christian woman in our society today.

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  • Grace—Hmong Outreach in Vietnam

    God’s grace has opened doors to an unprecedented mission opportunity in communist Vietnam.

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  • For the generations to come

    Learn how WELS Congregational Services is helping churches so that they can proclaim the gospel for generations to come.

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WELS is a group of nearly 360,000 men, women, and children in nearly 1,300 congregations united by a common faith in Christ’s saving love.

Latest News

Easter message from President Schroeder


2019/04/16/by WELS

Conference of Presidents spring 2019 meeting

At its spring meeting, the Conference of Presidents (COP) asked…
2019/04/16/by WELS

The risen Christ is the hope we can share

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead (1 Corinthians…
2019/04/15/by agoede

Easter Day

The Crucified One has risen!...

Transformed – teen devotion – April 14, 2109

Being a Christian is more than just following a set of rules...

Proclaiming the Good News in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Lutheran Church (ULC) is experiencing renewed focus…
2019/04/11/by Marissa Krogmann

Starting a new church: You’re never alone

Rev. Steven Hillmer is the pastor of The Springs Lutheran Church…
2019/04/11/by Marissa Krogmann

Palm Sunday

Jesus is our King and Lord of all...

Transformed – teen devotion – April 7, 2109

What are you going to do after graduation from high school?...

Lessons for a Home Missionary

Third Thirsty Thursday. I looked forward to it every month. Being…
2019/04/04/by Marissa Krogmann

Starting a new church built on The Rock

Mr. Noel Ledermann is a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church…
2019/04/04/by Marissa Krogmann

Welcome home!

There are approximately 155,000 WELS individuals who come to…
2019/04/02/by WELS

WELS CEF offering limited-time special rates

Increasing requests for loans from WELS Home Mission churches…
2019/04/02/by WELS

Mission Journeys offers support and inspiration

In February 2019, Ascension, Escondido, Calif., welcomed a group…
2019/04/02/by WELS

Huebner added to line-up for WELS Night

WELS First Vice President Rev. James Huebner will throw out the…
2019/04/02/by WELS

A personal approach to sharing faith

In November 2018, Northwestern Publishing House released the…
2019/04/02/by WELS

Where are they now? Divine Savior Ministries

In Forward in Christ, we report the news but aren’t always…
2019/04/02/by Sarah Proeber

WELS members support Christmas outreach program – C18

Approximately 70 percent of WELS congregations participated in…
2019/04/02/by Sarah Proeber

Daily Devotions

Grace—Hmong Outreach in Vietnam

God’s grace has opened doors to an unprecedented mission opportunity in communist Vietnam. Learn more.





March 2019 WELS Connection: WELS Mission Journeys

WELS Mission Journeys is a new synod program that gives regular churchgoers the opportunity to participate in mission work across the world. Attendees help those in need, experience new cultures, and develop new skills.

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.