• Vicar in a Missions Setting

    Pastoral students gain practical experience in missions and outreach.

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  • Stay connected in college

    Going to college or know someone who is? Let WELS Campus Ministry help you stay connected to your faith in this chapter of your life.

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  • Pre-order now for this limited time offer

    100 DVDs at only $200 per box, plus shipping. That’s only $2 per DVD! Bulk orders must be received by Sept. 7. Orders will be shipped mid-September.

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  • WELS App Replaces WELS Mobile on July 17

    On Tuesday, July 17 the WELS Mobile app installed from the iPhone/iPad App Store, Google Play Store, or Amazon will be removed.

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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

Merging for the Mission

“We would love to start a new program, but there’s no room…
2018/08/16/by Marissa Krogmann

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus gives the Bread of Life so that we will not stumble in faith...

Transformed – teen devotion – August 12, 2018

Your body aches, your energy runs low, and...

Walking Between Two Elephants

The current political situation in West Africa has created great…
2018/08/09/by Marissa Krogmann

The vicar year begins

Those who are training to be doctors spend many years preparing…
2018/08/07/by WELS

A new way to begin your mission journey

A new program called WELS Mission Journeys is coordinating short-term…
2018/08/07/by WELS

WELS Night is a thriller

More than 2,400 WELS members witnessed a dramatic walk-off home…
2018/08/07/by WELS

WELS Foundation makes distributions

WELS Foundation announced it has distributed $2.7 million from…
2018/08/07/by WELS

The best training program you might not know about

Dear Christian Friend,

It is the best training program most…
2018/08/06/by agoede

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus gives the Bread of Life that we might fulfill the impossible...

Transformed – teen devotion – August 5, 2018

Why are we often troubled by what our leaders do?...

Worship Wrestling

Originally appears on the One Africa Team Blog. To subscribe…
2018/08/02/by Marissa Krogmann

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus gives the Bread of Life to nourish our souls eternally...

Transformed – teen devotion – July 29, 2018

The Bible doesn’t say: “God won’t give you more than you can handle.”...

From the Far Side of the Sea

For my wife Connie and I, the words penned by ancient Israel’s…
2018/07/26/by Marissa Krogmann

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus gives the Bread of Life to unify us in faith, love, and purpose...

Transformed – teen devotion – July 22, 2018

The Bible doesn’t say: ”Suffering always comes because of sin.”...

“It is an exciting thing to watch the next generation”

Dear Friend,

“It is an exciting thing to watch the next…
2018/07/20/by agoede

Daily Devotions

Pre-order To The Ends of the Earth

To the Ends of the Earth will be available in quantities of 100 DVDs at a low bulk rate of $200 per box, plus shipping. Orders must be received by Sept. 7, 2018. The bulk rate will not be available after Sept. 7, 2018. Orders will be shipped mid-September. Learn more about the newest WELS outreach movie.





July 2018 WELS Connection: Ministerial Education Endowment

WELS Christian Giving Counselors assist longtime members, who are motivated to pass blessings onto the next generation through their legacy of faith in Christ, by accomplishing their goals in Christian giving.



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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.

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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.