• 2017 National Worship Conference

    Registration is now open for the 2017 National Worship Conference. With something for everyone, check out what interests you and register today.

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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
  • Your Gifts, God’s Blessings

    Find out how your gifts to WELS ministries impacts your synod’s gospel work.

    Find out how
  • Every Neighbor, Every Nation

    Discover what’s new in WELS Home and World Missions—how the synod is reaching out to souls around the corner and around the world.

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  • 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

Fifth Sunday of Lent – March 27, 2017

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Transformed – teen devotion – March 26, 2017

Mike and Jack had known each other since preschool. You could follow their history...

Nuch’s saving faith

When you think of foreign missions, you may reflect on a story,…
2017/03/23/by missions

2017 synod convention planning underway

Planning has already begun for the synod convention next summer.…
2017/03/21/by WELS

Conference brings together world missionary wives

Twenty-four world missionary wives gathered together in Athens,…
2017/03/21/by WELS

WELS conferences offer a wide range of learning opportunities

Here is a list of synod conferences taking place this spring…
2017/03/21/by WELS

Fourth Sunday of Lent – March 20, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Transformed – teen devotion – March 19, 2017

Bill Gates, one of the co-founders of Microsoft, is currently the richest person...

Moments with Missionaries: Tomsk, Russia

Tabitha and Karl Mueller-St. Cyr

Hello! We are Tabitha and…
2017/03/16/by Sarah Proeber

Today only Amazon donates five percent

In case you were thinking about making a purchase through Amazon soon, you may want to make that purchase today. Here's why—On Thursday, March 16 only, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times their usual donation rate) of the purchase price of eligible products you buy at AmazonSmile charity.
2017/03/16/by smattes

How visible is your brand?

Do you consistently use your church or school logo as a brandmark? That graphic image when included in websites, social media, newspaper ads, and other materials that you distribute helps the community associate it with the message that you are preaching, teaching and living.
2017/03/15/by smattes

Third Sunday of Lent – March 13, 2017

Third Sunday of Lent

Transformed – teen devotion – March 12, 2017

He was only a junior in high school, but his life was falling apart. His backpack slid...

New Campus Center and Church, Stevens Point, Wis.

On January 29, 2017, approximately 175 people gathered in a morning…
2017/03/09/by missions

In like a lamb, out like a lion

A familiar proverb points us to God’s Lamb and our salvation.

2017/03/09/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.


Moments with Missionaries – Outreach to young families

Home mission congregations use the Mornings with Mommy program to reach out to young families in their communities.

Learn more about WELS Mission work view additional Moments with Missionaries videos

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.