• From Faith Comes Love

    We are saved by God’s grace through faith and are his handiwork to do good works.

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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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    Join the synodwide effort to reach one million souls with the gospel this Christmas season. Resources are available to get started.

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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

Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus delights in the faith he creates...

I’m really glad to be here

“I got baptized on Friday… and I’m really glad to be here.”
2018/10/18/by Marissa Krogmann

COP holds its fall 2018 meeting

The Conference of Presidents (COP) met for its fall meeting during…
2018/10/16/by WELS

Christian Aid and Relief Oct. 2018 update

When Hurricane Michael made landfall, Amazing Grace, Panama City,…
2018/10/16/by WELS

Record attendance at annual OWLS convention

The Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors (OWLS) challenged seniors…
2018/10/16/by WELS

2019 synod convention planning underway

Planning has begun for the 65th biennial convention of the Wisconsin…
2018/10/16/by WELS

Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus shows us true greatness...

Transformed – teen devotion – October 14, 2018

People love a good “how to” guide...

By his wounds we are healed

He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our…
2018/10/11/by agoede

God’s plan for deafness in our family

About six years ago, my husband and I embarked on an unforeseen…
2018/10/10/by WELS


The light-pulsing, vibrating device on the nightstand could only…
2018/10/10/by WELS

A resource for your ministry to seniors

It may begin with Mom, or sometimes with Dad. “It” is the…
2018/10/10/by WELS

Baker’s dozen at the font

Abiding Word Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas, has had a Jesus…
2018/10/10/by WELS

Chaplain Certification online courses – Spring 2019

Martin Luther College will offer three courses in Spring 2019…
2018/10/10/by WELS

Rallying for inclusion

Every two years thousands of teens gather for fun, fellowship,…
2018/10/10/by WELS

Breaking into prison (ministry, that is)

Know anybody who is eager to get into jail or prison? Meet two…
2018/10/10/by WELS

“Ripley’s believe it or not!” and WELS European Chaplaincy

“Believe it or not!” is a phrase that Jerry Galow utters…
2018/10/10/by WELS

One tough Ranger

Army Rangers are tough. Physically tough. Mentally tough. Anything…
2018/10/10/by WELS

Daily Devotions

Reach one million souls

Join the synodwide effort to reach one million souls with the gospel this Christmas season. C18 resources are available to get started.





September: Mission and Ministry Sunday

The WELS Commission on Evangelism has finished its final video in its series of four outreach driven movies. To the Ends of the Earth and additional Bible study resources are available for use in your congregation this October for your Mission and Ministry Sunday.



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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.

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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.