• Hurricane relief efforts are underway

    Find out how Christian Aid and Relief is helping WELS members and their communities after the hurricanes.

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  • Serving our service men and women

    Each week, get a devotion written especially for military servicemen and women and their loved ones delivered to your inbox.

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  • Congregational Counseling

    The Commission on Congregational Counseling exists to help congregations in carrying out their ministry. Find out how they can help your congregation.

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  • Celebrate the Reformation

    The 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation is upon us. Learn about the Reformation, find resources, and attend a celebration near you.

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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

Hurricane Relief Update – Nov. 22, 2017

Hurricane Relief Update—Oct. 22, 2017

Thank you for your…
2017/11/22/by WELS

Synodical Council meeting summary

The Synodical Council (SC) held its fall meeting Nov. 10-11 at…
2017/11/21/by WELS

Grants encourage pastor-layperson partnership

Grow in Grace, the institute for pastoral growth at Wisconsin…
2017/11/21/by WELS

Tuition grants for American Sign Language class

Martin Luther College (MLC), New Ulm, Minn., is offering “American…
2017/11/21/by WELS

Christ the King – November 20, 2017

Lord, Keep us Joyful in Christ our King!

Transformed – teen devotion – November 19, 2017

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease the pan,...

Thankful to Be Let Go

“I’m sorry, but I can’t be your teacher anymore ...”

2017/11/16/by Marissa Krogmann

Stopping the losses

Dear Friend,

We call it the “50/60 challenge”—when a…
2017/11/15/by Adam Goede

Donate as you search and shop online

Christmas is only 39 days away! During this busy shopping season consider supporting WELS when you search and shop online.
2017/11/15/by smattes

Saints Triumphant – November 13, 2017

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Transformed – teen devotion – November 12, 2017

Heavenly Father, I just wanted to say thank you for ice cream....

Reformation Rain

Written by Missionary John Holtz for his Mission Partner Newsletter…
2017/11/09/by Marissa Krogmann

Will the hurting ever end?

Dear Fellow Evangelists,

Jesus said it would be this way.

2017/11/07/by Adam Goede

Reformation worship focuses on God’s grace

A year ago, in anticipation of the celebration of the 500th anniversary…
2017/11/07/by WELS

MLP continues to work in South Asia

The bag weighed almost as much he did.

But that didn’t stop…
2017/11/07/by WELS

Blessings from Choral Festival are lifelong

“Joyful. Exciting. Amazing. A taste of heaven.” These are…
2017/11/07/by WELS

Chaplain Certification Program courses offered

From police officers to those who are incarcerated, the Chaplain…
2017/11/07/by WELS

Choral Festival offers lifelong blessings

“Joyful.  Exciting.  Amazing.  A taste of heaven.”  These…
2017/11/07/by Sarah Proeber

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.


October 2017 WELS Connection

500th Anniversary of the Reformation brings blessings

This year representatives of confessional Lutheran church bodies from around the world gathered in Germany for a conference, and WELS delegates convened for the 64th Biennial WELS Synod convention in Watertown, Wis., to remember the Reformation and consider the future.

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.