• Lutheran Leadership

    Be a part of the first WELS National Conference on Lutheran Leadership. Early registration is open until Oct. 31.

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    Stay connected to your synod with the Together e-newsletter. Sign up to see news and stories from WELS ministries.

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  • Are we modeling kindness for our children?

    God’s calling to nurture and love children doesn’t mean that every day will be easy, but he has fully equipped us with Christ’s example and his promise that we are in this together.

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  • Equipping Christian Witnesses

    Martin Luther College is equipping Christian witnesses qualified to meet the ministry needs of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

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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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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

A Lutheran Revival?!

The bright yellow sunflowers lining the roads and filling the…
2019/10/17/by Marissa Krogmann

COP addresses major topics at its fall meeting

The Conference of Presidents (COP) held its fall meeting last…
2019/10/15/by WELS

OWLS mining for Jesus at annual convention

The Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors (OWLS) was “mining…
2019/10/15/by WELS

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worldly wealth is fleeting and God is just...

Transformed – teen devotion – October 13, 2019

False imprisonment, whippings and beatings, a shipwreck,...

The bigger the animal, the more special the feast

The bigger the animal, the more special the feast. Traditionally…
2019/10/10/by Marissa Krogmann

Lutheran Leadership Conference coming in 2020

WELS Congregational Services will host the first WELS National…
2019/10/10/by Sarah Proeber

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Use all of God’s blessings to serve him...

Transformed – teen devotion – October 6, 2019

Think of the last time a trusted friend turned on you...

Surely the Lord is in this place

It wasn’t anything pretty. Just a small suite in an office…
2019/10/03/by Marissa Krogmann

Try, try again

Originally appears on the One Africa Team Blog. To subscribe…
2019/10/03/by Marissa Krogmann

Listen to WELS Through My Bible in Three Years with Siri Shortcuts

This past spring the audio version of Through My Bible in Three…
2019/10/02/by Martin Spriggs

Equipping Christian Witnesses effort underway

Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., is embarking on a two-year…
2019/10/01/by WELS

Equipping Christian Witnesses

Dear Friend,

We are embarking on extraordinary times! Our…
2019/09/30/by agoede

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

The amazingly patient God saves us...

A summer of faith, fellowship and fun

This summer, WELS members have been blessed with countless opportunities…
2019/09/30/by Sarah Proeber

Learning about God’s timing

In April 2018, WELS Board for Home Missions approved funding…
2019/09/30/by Sarah Proeber

New Bible translation available – EHV

A new translation of the Bible—the Evangelical Heritage Version…
2019/09/30/by Sarah Proeber

Daily Devotions

Grace—Hmong Outreach in Vietnam

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





September 2019 WELS Connection – 2019 WELS Synod Convention Recap

The 2019 Synod Convention was held July 29 -August 1 on the campus of Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn. There, more than 400 delegates met under the theme, ”For the Generations to Come”. Bringing together lay and called worker representatives from all over the country allows our church body to build consensus as we plan our future gospel ministry work.

Upcoming Events

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WELS Camps

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Jan 21

WELS National Conference on Lutheran Leadership

January 21, 2020 - January 23, 2020
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Richer Marriage-Frankenmuth, Mich.

January 31, 2020 - February 2, 2020
Frankenmuth MI

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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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