• 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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  • Back to School

    Tips for a smooth transition as the school year starts from Heart to Heart: Parent Conversations

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  • Pre-order now for this limited time offer

    100 DVDs at only $200 per box, plus shipping. That’s only $2 per DVD! Thanks to extraordinary demand, the opportunity to purchase at the bulk rate has been EXTENDED to September 28. (Orders placed on or before 9/7/18 are shipping now. Orders placed by the 28th will ship the first week of October.)

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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

Gospel Networking in Latin America

Sorry, I know “networking” went from being a trendy word…
2018/09/20/by Marissa Krogmann

Special committee reports progress

Last spring the Conference of Presidents appointed a study committee…
2018/09/18/by WELS

Christian Aid and Relief Florence update

WELS Christian Aid and Relief has been monitoring damage to WELS…
2018/09/18/by WELS

Great news for Home Missions

The WELS Board for Home Missions is celebrating a number of milestones…
2018/09/18/by WELS

Seminary holds annual symposium

Almost 400 people attended Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary’s annual…
2018/09/18/by WELS

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Greatness in God’s kingdom means humility...

Transformed – teen devotion – September 16, 2018

These are the days when we are more connected and yet more disconnected...

Technology Partners

Important Note: The ShopWELS program is being discontinued…
2018/09/14/by Martin Spriggs

Home Mission congregations hold grand opening worship services

On Sunday, September 9, 2018, four different home mission congregations…
2018/09/13/by Marissa Krogmann

The Fields are Ripe for Harvest

“I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are…
2018/09/13/by Marissa Krogmann

For the generations to come

Dear Friend,

“Will my grandchildren have a place to go to…
2018/09/12/by agoede

Outreach film bulk order deadline extended

Due to popular demand, the deadline for bulk rate orders of To…
2018/09/11/by WELS

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching the truth always makes enemies...

Transformed – teen devotion – September 9, 2018

Why we don’t pray more?...

The Sun Came Out at Midnight

On Monday, August 13, 2018 the crescent moon – thin and red…
2018/09/06/by Marissa Krogmann

WELS Mission and Ministry Sunday approaching

Annual mission celebrations and festivals have been a part of…
2018/09/04/by Briana Lambrecht

Disasters provide opportunity to show Christian love

Storm damage in Wisconsin has given WELS members the opportunity…
2018/09/04/by Briana Lambrecht

Reaching one million souls with the gospel

According to Rev. Jonathan Hein, coordinator of WELS Congregational…
2018/09/04/by Briana Lambrecht

Daily Devotions

Pre-order To The Ends of the Earth

To the Ends of the Earth will be available in quantities of 100 DVDs at a low bulk rate of $200 per box, plus shipping. Thanks to extraordinary demand, the opportunity to purchase at the bulk rate has been EXTENDED to September 28. (Orders placed on or before 9/7/18 are shipping now. Orders placed by the 28th will ship the first week of October.) Learn more about the newest WELS outreach movie.





August 2018 WELS Connection: Vicar in Mission Settings Program

A year as a vicar is part of the practical application required for preparing future pastors for the ministry. Over recent years, there has been an increased effort to place more vicars in mission setting to ensure that making disciples of all nations remains at the center of everything we do.



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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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