• 2019 Annual Report Now Available

    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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  • Grace—Hmong Outreach in Vietnam

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

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    Single DVDs are available through Northwestern Publishing House.

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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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WHO WE ARE

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.

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Conference of Presidents 2019 winter meeting

The Conference of Presidents held its winter meeting last week.…
2019/01/15/by WELS

Your gifts, God’s blessings 2019

“Your gifts, God’s blessings: An annual report to our members”…
2019/01/15/by WELS

Announcing sixth annual WELS Night at Miller Park

Save the date for the sixth annual WELS Night at Miller Park.…
2019/01/15/by WELS

Preach The Word – A Claim on Reality

Apologetics in Preaching
A Claim on Reality
I teach freshman,…
2019/01/14/by WELS

What do you do with children in worship? Historical and scientific perspectives

What do you do with children in worship?
Historical and scientific…
2019/01/14/by WELS

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Jesus is our miraculous Savior...

Transformed – teen devotion – January 13, 2109

Have you ever noticed that life always seems...

Faces of Faith – Simon the Translator

An exciting ray of hope continues to shine among the growing…
2019/01/10/by Marissa Krogmann

Listen to WELS Daily Devotion on Alexa

The audio version of WELS Daily Devotion can now be added to…
2019/01/08/by Martin Spriggs

The Baptism of Our Lord

Jesus is our unlikely, yet perfect Savior...

Transformed – teen devotion – January 6, 2109

A new year is a great time to think about our lives...

Thanksgiving Evangelism

What is thanksgiving? Why does this country celebrate Thanksgiving…
2019/01/03/by Marissa Krogmann

The Epiphany of Our Lord

Jesus is the Savior of all people...

Let your light shine: Stern

In the spirit of Matthew 5:16, we’re sharing examples of people…
2018/12/31/by Sarah Proeber

Christian Life Resources celebrates 35 years

Since 1983, Christian Life Resources (CLR) has been helping people of…
2018/12/31/by Sarah Proeber

Book nook: Ten Things to Tell Your Grandkids

One of life’s greatest joys is becoming a grandparent. One…
2018/12/31/by Sarah Proeber

Meet the editorial staff: T. Westendorf

Ever ask yourself, “Who are these people who write for Forward…
2018/12/31/by Sarah Proeber

E. Treptow accepts call to be seminary president

On Oct. 1, Earle Treptow accepted the call to succeed Paul Wendland as…
2018/12/31/by Sarah Proeber

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

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December: WELS Missions in Vietnam

WELS Missions is growing. With the help of the WELS Pastoral Studies Institute, WELS Missions is opening a theological training facility in the capitol of Vietnam.

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