• Mission and Ministry

    Read the latest news from WELS Home and World Missions
    and our eight areas of WELS Special Ministries.

    Love in ActionFaces of Faith
  • Connecting with a community

    WELS Home Missions’ mission congregations focus on telling more people about Jesus Christ by going directly into the community.

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  • 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

Real faces, real lives, real souls

I was nervous this year. This was our fifth year of holding an…
2019/08/22/by Marissa Krogmann

A church planter’s checklist

A mission planter has a check-list of items a mile long. We need…
2019/08/22/by Marissa Krogmann

WELS convention highlights

Delegates to the 65th biennial synod convention, held at Martin…
2019/08/20/by WELS

Serving generations in the future through endowments

WELS Foundation announced it has distributed $2.9 million from…
2019/08/20/by WELS

New Bible translation available

A new translation of the Bible—the Evangelical Heritage Version…
2019/08/20/by WELS

WELS VEBA offering full open enrollment

WELS Benefit Plans will offer a full open enrollment into the…
2019/08/20/by WELS

Equipping women to be “living stones”

“You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual…
2019/08/20/by WELS

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Faith-life’s riches are hidden with God...

Transformed – teen devotion – August 18, 2019

The lesson of Elisha is more than a lesson on punishment...

Faces of Faith – Sebastian

It was a moment parents dread: an early morning phone call from…
2019/08/15/by Marissa Krogmann

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Faith-life expresses itself in fervent faith-filled prayer...

Transformed – teen devotion – August 11, 2019

What can you do with a 10-foot pole?...

Growing together with God and with our communities

Dear Christian Friend,

The Vine, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is…
2019/08/09/by agoede

A cross-cultural camping trip to remember

On July 20-21, my church family (Peace in Jesus Vietnamese Lutheran…
2019/08/08/by Marissa Krogmann

My Mission Journey: Gail

Grace Lutheran Church in Falls Church, Virginia, sent a Mission…
2019/08/08/by Marissa Krogmann

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Faith-Life is nourished only through God’s gospel promises...

Transformed – teen devotion – August 4, 2019

When I was in high school, I had a teacher who said...

Delegates present reports and resolutions

Synod convention delegates concluded their work on Thursday morning…
2019/08/01/by WELS

Daily Devotions

Grace—Hmong Outreach in Vietnam

God’s grace has opened doors to an unprecedented mission opportunity in communist Vietnam. Learn more.





July 2019 WELS Connection: Opportunities to support WELS through WELS Foundation

The International Friendship Center is funded by an endowment managed by WELS Foundation.

Upcoming Events

Sat 24

WELS Camps

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019
Sep 20

Healthy Marriage – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 20 - September 21
Milwaukee WI
Oct 06

Organization of WELS Seniors Convention

October 6 - October 9
Galena IL

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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.