• Grace—Hmong Outreach in Vietnam

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

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  • Family Devotionals for Advent & Christmas

    WELS Discipleship has produced family Advent devotions, with a special emphasis on training and encouraging families to reach out to the unchurched during the holiday season.

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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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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

Transformed – teen devotion – December 9, 2018

Rejection is a natural part of our lives...

Remaining Steadfast in Unsteady Times

Have you ever taken a stress Q&A?

I remember taking one…
2018/12/07/by WELS

Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver

By Alexis Adams MS, Professional Counselor

From finishing…
2018/12/07/by WELS

Serving on a Short-term Medical Mission Trip

By Kathleen Lee MS, RN, WELSNA Treasurer

“Therefore, as…
2018/12/07/by WELS

Parish Nurse Corner

By Allison Nass BSN, RN, WELSNA communications coordinator

2018/12/07/by WELS

Ashley’s persistent witness

This story begins with Ashley. Ashley will be the first to…
2018/12/06/by Marissa Krogmann

Leaders of ELS, LCMS, and WELS meet

About 20 leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS), the…
2018/12/04/by WELS

An amazing mission opportunity: Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam

WELS has been given the opportunity to take the gospel to the…
2018/12/04/by WELS

One in Jesus in Asia-Oceania

In early November, 60 Asian national church delegates and guests…
2018/12/04/by WELS

Second Sunday in Advent

Preparing for purity is often painful...

Transformed – teen devotion – December 2, 2018

I was sitting in a strange car...

Great news for WELS Home Missions

The WELS Board for Home Missions celebrated a number of milestones…
2018/11/30/by Sarah Proeber

WELS Mission Journeys

Short-term mission trips that inspire a lifelong journey of service…
2018/11/30/by Sarah Proeber

A special day of baptisms

“We call this “special ministry,” but it’s really just…
2018/11/30/by Sarah Proeber

Congregational planning provides direction and shows opportunities

September was a big month for Trinity, Waukesha, Wis. Not only…
2018/11/30/by Sarah Proeber

Scholarships encourage military veterans

“It’s just amazing how God works,” says Nicholas Mount,…
2018/11/30/by Sarah Proeber

Every member a missionary

At Spirit of Life, our mission statement is “Every member a…
2018/11/29/by Marissa Krogmann

Preach The Word – Prophecies Fulfilled in Real History

Apologetics in Preaching
Prophecies Fulfilled in Real History
2018/11/27/by WELS

Daily Devotions

Grace—Hmong Outreach in Vietnam

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





December: WELS Missions in Vietnam

WELS Missions is growing. With the help of the WELS Pastoral Studies Institute, WELS Missions is opening a theological training facility in the capitol of Vietnam.



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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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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.