• Training to serve God’s kingdom

    At Martin Luther College, students are trained and equipped to serve their churches and communities as teachers and pastors. Encourage the young people you know to consider ministry in WELS.

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  • A Lenten Reflection

    We begin to understand God’s will through his love at the cross of Jesus.

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  • 2018 Youth Rally

    Plan your youth group trip this summer! Registration is now open for the 2018 WELS International Youth Rally, June 26-29, Bowling Green, Ohio.

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  • Your Gifts, God’s Blessings

    “Your gifts, God’s blessings: An annual report to our members” highlights the blessings that God has showered on WELS through the gifts of its members.

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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

Appeals court to hear case on clergy housing allowance

For many years the federal government has allowed ministers of…
2018/03/20/by WELS

New World Mission start in South America

This summer two missionaries from the One Latin America (1LA)…
2018/03/20/by WELS

Good Digital Calendar Stewardship

Just a quick thought today on time stewardship. More and more…
2018/03/20/by Martin Spriggs

T-shirts available for WELS Night at Miller Park

Join thousands of fellow WELS members for the Milwaukee Brewers’…
2018/03/20/by WELS

Palm Sunday

Jesus humbly rides into Jerusalem to die...

Transformed – teen devotion – March 18, 2018

Have you ever witnessed a “scar battle”?...

You Never Know What to Expect

Planting seeds, divine appointments, and caribou. A person may…
2018/03/15/by Marissa Krogmann

Reaching the Vietnamese

Have you heard about Friends of Vietnam?
Friends of Vietnam,…
2018/03/15/by Marissa Krogmann

Q&A with Pastor Clark Schultz

Clark Schultz has taught theology at Lakeside Lutheran High School,…
2018/03/13/by Sarah Proeber

Lent 5

Jesus is our High Priest who offers himself...

I’ll Pray For…

One of the great uses I've found for technology is creating to-do…
2018/03/11/by Martin Spriggs

Transformed – teen devotion – March 11, 2018

Atlas, a Greek god of mythology, carried the weight of the world...

Highlights of the Synodical Council winter meeting

At its winter meeting on Feb. 23-24, the Synodical Council (SC)…
2018/03/06/by WELS

Registration opens for 2018 youth rally

Registration is now open for the 2018 WELS International Youth…
2018/03/06/by WELS

Growing opportunities in the Philippines

In February, Pastoral Studies Institute (PSI) team members, World…
2018/03/06/by WELS

A Man of Many Hats

Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions teach that the public…
2018/03/05/by Marissa Krogmann

Lent 4

Jesus must be lifted up on the cross...

Transformed – teen devotion – March 4, 2018

Words are powerful....

Daily Devotions

Your Gifts, God’s Blessings

annual report

“Your gifts, God’s blessings: An annual report to our members” highlights the blessings that God has showered on WELS through the gifts of its members.





February WELS Connection: Christian Aid and Relief

Recent natural disasters and tragedies offer opportunity to show love, help, and support for those in need through Christian Aid and Relief.

Learn more about WELS Christian Aid and Relief.



Topical Q&A


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Digital Display Graphics

Download now! Digital display graphics for your church’s digital display screen.

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.