• God Provides

    Through the WELS Missions Endowment Fund, God provides another means for supporting WELS home and world missions year after year.

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  • Taste of Missions

    Join WELS Missions on July 13, 2019, at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wis., for the first annual Taste of Missions event.

    Register now
  • 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

Transformed – teen devotion – June 16, 2019

I was born this way...

Two Walking Miracles

“Two walking miracles.” That’s how Marlene Truax describes…
2019/06/13/by Marissa Krogmann

Wisdom from Wittenberg – Part 2

Wisdom from Wittenberg - Part 1
Martin Luther’s Pastoral and…
2019/06/12/by WELS

Preach The Word – You Have to Do Something with This Jesus Character

Apologetics in Preaching
You Have to Do Something with This…
2019/06/12/by WELS

Holy Trinity Sunday

All praise to the Holy Trinity for all eternity...

Transformed – teen devotion – June 9, 2019

The trouble with googling an issue is...

Memories in Malawi

Recently I’ve been digging through old photos, looking over…
2019/06/06/by Marissa Krogmann

Assignment of WLS graduates reduces vacancies

Assignments at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

On May 23 the synod’s…
2019/06/04/by WELS

Leaders discuss students’ needs at the Campus Ministry Staff Conference

From May 20-21, WELS Campus Ministry hosted the 2019 Campus Ministry…
2019/06/04/by WELS

WELS Night ticket deadline only days away

The Milwaukee Brewers have selected Fernanda Rocha, a May graduate…
2019/06/04/by WELS

First Sunday of Pentecost

Jesus pours out his Holy Spirit...

Transformed – teen devotion – June 2, 2019

What’s a Christian to do?...

Finding a spiritual home in Atlanta

Spenser hadn’t been to church in years. He found himself wandering…
2019/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

Hope after the storm in Puerto Rico

Three visitors! No big deal on some Sundays . . . lost in…
2019/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

Audio: A new voice for WELS Daily Devotions

The audio version of the WELS Daily Devotions now features…
2019/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

Spreading special ministries to Ethiopia

With many prayers, support from WELS members, and a partnership…
2019/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

WELS Mission Journeys: Short-term mission trips that inspire a lifelong journey of service and outreach

Escondido, California 

This past February, 11 members from…
2019/05/31/by Sarah Proeber

Let your light shine: Justman

When Herbert Justman, a member at Zion, Allenton, Wis., learned…
2019/05/31/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.





May 2019 WELS Connection: Christian Aid and Relief

Volunteers with Christian Aid and Relief provide help through labor and love when natural disasters strike.

Upcoming Events

Sun 16

WELS Camps

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019
Tue 25

WELS Education, Technology and Leadership Summit

June 25 - June 27
Wisconsin Dells WI
Thu 27

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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.