• God’s perfect timing

    Elizabeth shares the story of how God taught her about his perfect timing.

  • My soul magnifies the Lord

    Mary glorifies the Lord in the “Magnificat,” a song of joy at the news of her Savior’s coming to earth.

  • 100 Missions in 10 Years

    A WELS Home Missions initiative to plant 100 new home mission churches and enhance 75 existing ministries from 2023-2033.

    wels.net/100in10Learn how to plant a new church

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Embrace the Cross—Anticipate the Crown

The 67th biennial convention of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran…
2022/12/06/by WELS

Teens gather at area WELS Youth Nights

This past fall, almost 30 congregations hosted WELS Youth Nights,…
2022/12/06/by WELS

Call Report – December 5, 2022

The call report details when pastors, teachers, and staff ministers change positions within WELS.
2022/12/05/by Sarah Proeber

More than we ask or imagine

"Pastor, we would like to meet with you to baptize our daughter.”…
2022/12/01/by Mara Rugen

Together Video Update – November 29, 2022

Forward in Christ asked and its faithful readers answered!…
2022/11/29/by WELS

Call Report – November 28, 2022

The call report details when pastors, teachers, and staff ministers change positions within WELS.
2022/11/28/by Sarah Proeber

Still open, and open wide

If walls could talk, I’d be asking the walls of the Lutheran…
2022/11/28/by Marissa Krogmann

Supporting our missionaries

Dear Friend,

Vietnam is a long way from here, as are India,…
2022/11/28/by agoede

Happy Thanksgiving from WELS Missions!

Sometimes it takes a bad situation to bring out the best in us.

2022/11/23/by Marissa Krogmann

The Charitable Gift Annuity: A Gift That Pays Income for Life

After 35 years of teaching, Arnie Nommensen began serving in…
2022/11/22/by Ann Jahns

A Smart Option for Giving

If you are age 70.5 or older, you can support WELS ministries…
2022/11/22/by Ann Jahns

Consider Being “Flexible” in Retirement

For those looking for new ways to support WELS’ mission to…
2022/11/22/by Ann Jahns

Call Report – November 21, 2022

The call report details when pastors, teachers, and staff ministers change positions within WELS.
2022/11/21/by Sarah Proeber

A rich welcome

Dear Heavenly Father,

The hymns have been sung, the Scripture…
2022/11/17/by Mara Rugen

Called worker mental health

Nearly 20% of adults in the U.S. were diagnosed with a mental…
2022/11/16/by WELS

Visit to Kenya and Ethiopia

Along with Rev. Larry Schlomer, WELS World Missions administrator,…
2022/11/15/by WELS

Synodical Council holds its fall 2022 meeting

The Synodical Council (SC) held its fall meeting on Nov. 4-5,…
2022/11/15/by WELS

Growth and partnership in Indonesia

In July 2022, WELS Friendly Counselor Rev. Gregory Bey made his…
2022/11/15/by WELS


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WELS Connection – November 2022

This month, learn about WELS Military Services and its ministry to WELS members who serve in the United States Armed Forces and their families.

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