• Interactive Faith coming soon

    Learn about enriching your marriage in the next Interactive Faith online Bible study, beginning in February.

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  • God’s Word Daily

    Get into God’s Word everyday with the help of the WELS Daily Devotion and Through My Bible in Three Years Bible reading.

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  • Your Synod, Your News

    Subscribe to the WELS Together e-newsletter and videos to stay connected with your synod and its ministry.

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  • 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

Keeping up with software licensing

These days it can be difficult to keep track of software licensing for your church, school, or organization. There are multiple licensing programs, licensing implications with cloud virtualization, and changes in IT personnel—just to name a few. It can make your head spin!
2017/01/18/by smattes

Synod capital debt retired

Late last month the final payment was made on the synod’s capital…
2017/01/17/by WELS

Your gifts, God’s blessings

Your gifts, God’s blessings: An annual report to our members…
2017/01/17/by WELS

Special rates from WELS CEF

If requests for loans from the WELS Church Extension Fund (CEF)…
2017/01/17/by WELS

Digital resources for your ministry

Over the last year, WELS has been expanding its digital resources…
2017/01/17/by WELS

Online presentation highlights historic synodical merger

The year 2017 is receiving much attention for being the 500th…
2017/01/17/by WELS

Third Sunday after Epiphany – January 16, 2017

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Transformed – teen devotion – January 15, 2017

At the end of each year and into the new year, a lot of evaluation happens. We look at the defining moments...

Have you heard what God is doing through WELS?

Dear Christian Friend, Have you heard about the amazing things…
2017/01/12/by Adam Goede

Daily Devotions






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.