• 64th Synod Convention

    Access news and resources related to the biennial synod convention, July 31-Aug. 3, Watertown, Wis.

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  • 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
  • Our Great Heritage

    2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Learn about what that means.

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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

Hope in North Dakota

I’ll never forget the day I met Dan.  It would have been hard…
2017/07/20/by missions

Worldwide fellowship gathers in Germany

Every three years, pastors and leaders from around the world,…
2017/07/18/by WELS

A look ahead to the 64th synod convention

WELS’ 64th biennial convention is being held at Luther Preparatory…
2017/07/18/by WELS

Cultivating future school leaders

Participants in the Commission on Lutheran Schools’ (CLS) Apprenticeship…
2017/07/18/by WELS

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost – July 17, 2017

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Transformed – teen devotion – July 16, 2017

Jesus’ disciples once asked him to teach them how to pray. But before he...

Preach the Word – Receiving the Preaching of Others…

To Correctly Handle the Word of Truth

Receiving the Preaching…
2017/07/14/by WELS

Renovation: Woodbridge, Virginia

“Will it have bathrooms?”
This was a key question. Our congregation…
2017/07/14/by WELS

A Hidden Gem, Malawi, Africa

It’s a travel cliché describing an intriguing place that is…
2017/07/13/by missions

The donor advised fund – a popular way to give

“The growth of donor advised funds (DAFs) may be the biggest…
2017/07/11/by Adam Goede

Online tools personalize gift benefits

With the help of planned giving vendor PG Calc, WELS Foundation…
2017/07/10/by Adam Goede

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – July 10, 2017

Sixth Sunday after 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.


Moments with Missionaries

Students at Asia Lutheran Seminary prepare for ministry.

More about Missions

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.