WELS Mission Journeys provides an opportunity for all WELS members to walk together in the Great Commission.

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  • 2019 Annual Report Now Available

    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.

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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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  • For the generations to come

    Learn how WELS Congregational Services is helping churches so that they can proclaim the gospel for generations to come.

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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

Recommendations for church fellowship

One of the highlights of this summer’s 65th Biennial Synod…
2019/03/19/by WELS

New task force focuses on special education

A new 20-member Special Education Task Force has been formed…
2019/03/19/by WELS

2019 WELS Night tickets now available

Tickets are now on sale for the sixth annual WELS Night at Miller…
2019/03/19/by WELS

Let the word dwell in you richly as you teach

Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name…
2019/03/19/by agoede

A Devotional Thought: Freedom

By Pastor Darren Green, Prison Committee Chairman

“The Spirit…
2019/03/18/by WELS

Joining Jesus on His Prison Mission

News about our efforts to share Jesus going forward

A recent…
2019/03/18/by WELS

Sixty Minutes Can Change a Life

I reached the third floor at the jail and was ushered into the…
2019/03/18/by WELS

Remember us with prayers, service, and gifts

We trust that God will move the hearts of His people to support…
2019/03/18/by WELS

Short-term Mission Trips that inspire a lifelong journey of service and outreach


Six members of St. Matthew’s, Oconomowoc,…
2019/03/18/by Sarah Proeber

Third Sunday in Lent

God offers deliverance to sinners...

Transformed – teen devotion – March 17, 2109

What would it have been like to be an Israelite in the middle of the desert...

Parish Nurse Corner Spring 2019

“What can I do to learn more about being a parish nurse?”

2019/03/13/by WELS

Serving on the WELSNA Council

Individuals who attend the spring conference will have the opportunity…
2019/03/13/by WELS

WELSNA Spring 2019 conference

Registration is now open for the WELS Nurses Association’s…
2019/03/13/by WELS

The Christian Vocation of Nursing

Catharine Soule BSN, RN, WELSNA secretary

Think back to when…
2019/03/13/by WELS

Bright Promise

Bam, bam, bam!
We heard pounding on the front door at 1 A.M…
2019/03/13/by Marissa Krogmann

Poppies and prayers for the Apache reservations

The poppies in Peridot, Ariz., are out in full force. They spring…
2019/03/13/by Marissa Krogmann

Walking together in the Great Commission

“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the…
2019/03/12/by agoede

Daily Devotions

Grace—Hmong Outreach in Vietnam

God’s grace has opened doors to an unprecedented mission opportunity in communist Vietnam. Learn more.






February: Mentoring Pastors

Growing numbers of new pastors are remaining and thriving in the ministry with the guidance of more experienced pastors through WELS’s mentoring program.



Topical Q&A


View reader submitted questions answered by a WELS professor. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Submit your own question.

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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.

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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.