• Equipping Christian Witnesses

    Martin Luther College is equipping Christian witnesses qualified to meet the ministry needs of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

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  • Lutheran Leadership

    Be a part of the first WELS National Conference on Lutheran Leadership. Early registration is open until Oct. 31.

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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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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

After 16 years of waiting…

Well, it’s been over 16 years of waiting, but Living Word in…
2019/09/19/by Marissa Krogmann

Commission on Inter-Church Relations holds its fall meeting

The WELS Commission on Inter-Church Relations (CICR) held its…
2019/09/17/by WELS

Celebrating the blessings of WELS youth ministry

As one decade comes to a close and another begins, WELS youth…
2019/09/17/by WELS

WELS CEF special rates coming to an end

To meet the need for increasing requests for loans from WELS…
2019/09/17/by WELS

Furthering ministry while helping your retirement

Many WELS members, seeking to thank Jesus for his grace and blessings,…
2019/09/16/by agoede

Encouraging church bodies in our fellowship

Dear Friend,

Welcoming church bodies from around the world…
2019/09/16/by agoede

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Our Eternal King comes for us...

Transformed – teen devotion – September 15, 2019

Division hurts...

3.5 things I learned in 7 years in South Asia

In 2003 my family and I left Africa after 21 years to serve a…
2019/09/12/by Marissa Krogmann

Preach The Word – Simple Preaching

Welcome a new writer: Nathan Nass has served at St. Paul / San…
2019/09/10/by WELS

Audio, Acoustics, and Video in the Worship Setting – Part 1

Audio, Acoustics, and Video in the Worship Setting
Part 1: Acoustics

2019/09/10/by WELS

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Faith-life leads us through the narrow door...

Transformed – teen devotion – September 8, 2019

I just want to find a good job someday...

We need Africa

Africa needs us! How many times have you heard that on TV or…
2019/09/05/by Marissa Krogmann

Holy Smoke Ride

There are two things that strike me about home missions. First,…
2019/09/05/by Marissa Krogmann

Ministerial education school enrollments

Total enrollment at the four ministerial education schools for…
2019/09/03/by Briana Lambrecht

Lutheran Leadership Conference to kick off 2020

WELS Congregational Services will host the first WELS National…
2019/09/03/by Briana Lambrecht

Learning to be a church that welcomes members home

As part of its “Welcome Home” initiative resources, WELS…
2019/09/03/by Briana Lambrecht

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

Thu 19

WELS Camps

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019
Fri 20

Healthy Marriage – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 20 - September 21
Milwaukee WI
Oct 06

Organization of WELS Seniors Convention

October 6 - October 9
Galena IL

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.