• LWMS convention live streaming

    Many elements from the 55th annual Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society convention will be streamed live, from the opening worship service Thurs., June 21, at 7 p.m. (central) through missionary presentations on Sat., June 23.

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  • New WELS app available

    WELS released a brand-new version of the WELS Mobile app.

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  • WELS Night at Miller Park

    Tickets are on sale for the fifth annual WELS Night at Miller Park on August 3, 2018. Organize your group and plan to join us for the Milwaukee Brewers’ game against the Colorado Rockies.

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  • From School to Home

    A new outreach program connects with the families of students in early childhood ministries.

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  • 2018 Youth Rally

    Plan your youth group trip this summer! Registration is now open for the 2018 WELS International Youth Rally, June 26-29, Bowling Green, Ohio.

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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.

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Faces of Faith – Tsavxue Ham

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Christian estate planning quiz

The following “true or false” quiz will help you gauge your…
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New district presidents for Michigan and Minnesota Districts

The last of the 12 district conventions concluded last week.…
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WELS teens gathering for biennial rally

The 2018 WELS International Youth Rally will host over 2,000…
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WELS Night ticket deadline approaches

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Delegates gather for district conventions

Each of WELS’ 12 districts met in convention this June, considering…
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New WELS app available

WELS released a brand-new version of the WELS Mobile app. There…
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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

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Pastoral assignments at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

A senior at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary was talking to a coworker…
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Review of Scouting completed

The Conference of Presidents was asked to review the current…
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Changes at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

Rev. Paul O. Wendland, president at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary,…
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New director for the Commission on Evangelism

Rev. Eric Roecker has accepted the call the serve as the director…
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Daily Devotions

WELS Night at Miller Park

Tickets are now on sale  for the fifth annual WELS Night at Miller Park on August 3, 2018. Organize your group and plan to join us for the Milwaukee Brewers’ game against the Colorado Rockies.





May 2018 WELS Connection: Multi-Site Ministry

Laypeople in congregations often see opportunities for gospel outreach. Synod partners with these new missions by offering resources and expertise



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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.

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