• 2017 WELS Night at Miller Park

    Join thousands of WELS members on Thurs., Aug. 10, 2017, for a night of fun and fellowship. New this year, don’t forget to order your WELS Night t-shirts!

    Order your tickets and t-shirts
  • Traveling this summer?

    Find a church with the new and improved WELS Locator features on wels.net and the mobile app.

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  • 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
  • Every Neighbor, Every Nation

    Discover what’s new in WELS Home and World Missions—how the synod is reaching out to souls around the corner and around the world.

    Learn more
  • 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

Two options when giving real estate

Real property values have been rising at a time when interest…
2017/06/27/by Adam Goede

The Voice of a Grandmother-Denver, Colo.

I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your…
2017/06/26/by missions

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – June 26, 2017

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Transformed – teen devotion – June 25, 2017

For the past few weeks our focus has been on three great heroes of the faith...

New missions initiatives

Dear Fellow Witnesses,

Over the past year we have made a special…
2017/06/22/by Adam Goede

Chromebooks managed with GoGuardian

Troxell Communications is eager to share an essential security product with our school Technology Directors and teachers in our growing 1:1 classroom settings—GoGuardian.
2017/06/22/by smattes

Rev. Jon Hein accepts call

Rev. Jon Hein recently announced that he has accepted the divine…
2017/06/20/by WELS

Worship conference celebrates Lutheran worship

The WELS Commission on Worship hosted the 2017 National Conference…
2017/06/20/by WELS

Showing Christ’s love to spread the gospel

At its June 14, 2017, meeting, WELS Christian Aid and Relief…
2017/06/20/by WELS

Choosing hymns for the next hymnal

The WELS Hymnal Project wants your feedback as it works on finalizing…
2017/06/20/by WELS

NPH launches new website

Northwestern Publishing House (NPH), WELS’ official publisher…
2017/06/20/by WELS

Third Sunday after Pentecost – June 19, 2017

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Transformed – teen devotion – June 18, 2017

The trends of Christianity in our country are alarming to say the least. From 2007 to 2014...

Facing Challenges While Remaining Faithful, Thailand

Working in a foreign field is not only exciting, it’s challenging. …
2017/06/15/by missions

Second Sunday after Pentecost – June 12, 2017

Second Sunday of Pentecost

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.


Heart to Heart: Parent Conversations

Two steps to a simple summer? Yes, please! One mom of three small children gives us her tips.

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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.