• Praise God for his Blessings

    The Common Doxology is familiar to most of us. We sing it often because our hearts are thankful for God’s blessings.

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  • Beginning in your Backyard

    Telling others about Jesus is daunting. What do I say? How do I say it? Join us on November 14, and 28 (6 & 8 p.m. CST) as we discuss these very questions and concerns.

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  • Stay connected to Jesus

    Kids Connection features interesting and spiritually uplifting stories about people, places, and programs around WELS.

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  • Get your copy today.

    Single DVDs are available through Northwestern Publishing House.

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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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  • Reach One Million Souls

    Join the synodwide effort to reach one million souls with the gospel this Christmas season. Resources are available to get started.

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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

Christ the King

Jesus rules as King over all things...

Transformed – teen devotion – November 18, 2018

Make a list of things that make you happy...

Open Doors

"...seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have…
2018/11/15/by Marissa Krogmann

Saints Triumphant

Jesus calls out to us through his Word...

Transformed – teen devotion – November 11, 2018

Some people think that contentment means getting everything they want...

… and because I love you.

125 years ago God said something to the people of the San Carlos…
2018/11/08/by Marissa Krogmann

Synodical Council holds fall 2018 meeting

The Synodical Council (SC) held its fall meeting on Friday and…
2018/11/06/by WELS

Hundreds gather to celebrate 125 years of Apache mission work

Over 1,200 attended the Apache 125th anniversary celebration…
2018/11/06/by WELS

Volunteers begin cleanup after Hurricane Michael

WELS Christian Aid and Relief is now coordinating volunteers…
2018/11/06/by WELS

New magazine series explores witnessing

This month’s issue of Forward in Christ magazine (FIC) is featuring…
2018/11/06/by WELS

WELS VEBA offering limited open enrollment

WELS VEBA is offering a limited open enrollment period through…
2018/11/06/by WELS

Last Judgement

Jesus will come back in glory...

Transformed – teen devotion – November 4, 2018

A quick jab to the nose! A left hook...

Back to Africa – The Felgenhauer’s in Zambia

Written by Kathy (nee Uhlhorn) Felgenhauer, whose husband Stefan…
2018/11/01/by Marissa Krogmann

New WELS high school is now open

New WELS high school opens 

On Aug. 8, a new WELS high school…
2018/10/31/by Sarah Proeber

Where are they now? Home Missions

Where are they now?  

In Forward in Christ, we report…
2018/10/31/by Sarah Proeber

Connecting for a purpose

Connecting for a purpose 

It’s all about making connections. 

2018/10/31/by Sarah Proeber

WELS World Missions updates – October 2018

WELS World Missions updates 

East Asia 

As the Lord blesses…
2018/10/31/by Sarah Proeber

Daily Devotions

Reach one million souls

Join the synodwide effort to reach one million souls with the gospel this Christmas season. C18 resources are available to get started.





October: Home Missions reaching Military Families

Through the support of the WELS Church Extension Fund, home mission congregations are reaching out to military families through community outreach activities like “Time with Tots” and soccer/sports nights.



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WELS on Instagram


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Digital Display Graphics

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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.