• Celebrate the Reformation

    The 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation is upon us. Learn about the Reformation, find resources, and attend a celebration near you.

    Learn more
  • Interactive Faith Bible Study

    Join us for the study on “Luther’s lasting impact” each Wednesday–Oct. 4 – Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (central).

    Watch liveGet the guides
  • Hurricane Updates

    WELS Christian Aid and Relief is monitoring damage and deploying assistance to those affected by the recent hurricanes.

    Read Hurricane Relief Updates
  • 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


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

Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost – October 23, 2017

Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

Transformed – teen devotion – October 22, 2017

For people living in the 21st Century, I believe there are two huge reasons...

Better Than Curry

I love curry. Indian and Nepalese cooking has a unique flavor…
2017/10/19/by Marissa Krogmann

Special offers that never expire

Allied 100 - AED Superstore, one of our ShopWELS partners, has special offers that never expire for automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for WELS organizations and individuals.
2017/10/18/by smattes

Conference of Presidents holds its fall meeting

The Conference of Presidents (COP) met Oct. 10-13 at the Center…
2017/10/17/by WELS

New set of “theses” highlights the basic teachings of Lutheranism

As part of its triennial convention in Grimma, Germany, this…
2017/10/17/by WELS

New form makes connecting college students with churches easier

WELS Campus Ministry is introducing a new student management…
2017/10/17/by WELS

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.


September 2017 WELS Connection

As school is starting, keep encouraging the young people in your family and in your congregation to consider preparing for the public ministry to work in the Lord’s harvest field.

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.