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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

Building Up the Body of Christ

While it is rewarding to write about victory stories of a new…
2018/02/22/by Marissa Krogmann

One mission – endless opportunities

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“One Mission – Endless…
2018/02/21/by agoede

New WELS catechism and personal Bible study

You may not be aware that our synod, as a part of our celebration…
2018/02/20/by WELS

New movie focuses on outreach

Filming is complete for the movie To the Ends of the Earth, an…
2018/02/20/by WELS

Seminary students learn about WELS missions and ministry

From Feb. 6–8, presenters with experience in mission work in…
2018/02/20/by WELS

Lent 2

Jesus calls us to follow him...

Transformed – teen devotion – February 18, 2018

I don’t think anybody saw it coming....

It Will Take 7 Years…

It will take 7 years.
These were the words of Mission Counselor…
2018/02/15/by Marissa Krogmann

Lent 1

Jesus defeats the devil...

Transformed – teen devotion – February 11, 2018

Loneliness is not fun. In fact, it’s awful....

We thank God for you!

Dear Friend,

Is it proper to thank Christians for their acts…
2018/02/09/by agoede

It’s Rally Day!

In 1918, Missionary Edgar Guenther established Open Bible Lutheran…
2018/02/08/by Marissa Krogmann

Conference of Presidents hold winter meeting

The Conference of Presidents (COP) held its winter meeting during…
2018/02/06/by WELS

Celebrating WELS Missions

On Sunday, Jan. 28, St. John, Jefferson, Wis., celebrated WELS…
2018/02/06/by WELS

Plans underway for long-term relief strategy in Puerto Rico

WELS Christian Aid and Relief has announced its plan to call…
2018/02/06/by WELS

Retirement Strategy Committee appointed

In November 2017, upon the request of the Synodical Council,…
2018/02/06/by WELS

New counselor will help support mission outreach

In January, Rev. Matthew Vogt accepted the call to serve as a…
2018/02/06/by WELS

Financing your annual gifts forever

Many people, out of grateful thanks to God, give a set amount…
2018/02/06/by agoede

Daily Devotions

Your Gifts, God’s Blessings

annual report

“Your gifts, God’s blessings: An annual report to our members” highlights the blessings that God has showered on WELS through the gifts of its members.





January WELS Connection: A Year in Review

Highlights of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, a demographic study by the Commission on Congregational Counseling, and major growth throughout Home Missions.



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