• Always Easter!

    The Lord’s resurrection gives power and hope to our witness.

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  • Training around the world

    Learn how non-traditional seminary students are trained for ministry around the world.

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  • 2017 National Worship Conference

    Registration is now open for the 2017 National Worship Conference. With something for everyone, check out what interests you and register today.

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  • 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
  • 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

A Water Festival at Easter Time, Thailand

In Thailand the month of April is often considered to be the…
2017/04/27/by missions

Confusion about bequests

The language used to make a gift through your will to the Lord’s…
2017/04/26/by Adam Goede

A new synod in East Asia

Dear Friend,

February 24, 2017: a normal day for most of us;…
2017/04/26/by Adam Goede

Third Sunday of Easter – April 24, 2017

Third Sunday of Easter

Transformed – teen devotion – April 23, 2017

Even though he followed Jesus, learned from him, and observed him perform miracles...

Welcome three ShopWELS partners

We are pleased to announce the addition of Church Mutual, Design Fugitives, and Suddath Relocation Systems to ShopWELS. All three of these companies have had relationships in WELS and requests were made from WELS members like you to have them become part of the ShopWELS family.
2017/04/19/by smattes

2017 spring meeting of the Conference of Presidents

The Conference of Presidents (COP) met for its regular spring…
2017/04/18/by WELS

Irvine worship conference site canceled

In observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the…
2017/04/18/by WELS

MLC quartet to sing national anthem for WELS Night at Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers have selected four students from Martin…
2017/04/18/by WELS

Second Sunday of Easter – April 17, 2017

Second Sunday of Easter

Transformed – teen devotion – April 16, 2017

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! But Mary Magdalene wasn’t so sure....

Easter in a Cemetery, India

Indian Christians have a wonderful Easter tradition. Like Christians…
2017/04/13/by missions

Easter Sunday – April 10, 2017

Easter Sunday

Easter! Always Easter!

He is risen! The Lord’s resurrection gives power and hope to…
2017/04/10/by Sarah Proeber

Transformed – teen devotion – April 9, 2017

This week, as we continue the walk with Jesus to his cross and his empty tomb, we meet Simon,...

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.


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.