• Support your local MLC students

    Learn how congregations can support MLC students through the Congregational Partner Grant Program.

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  • Reflections of a mother

    Her son’s Mother’s Day cards remind this mom of God’s strength and care in parenting.

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  • 2017 National Worship Conference

    Registration is now open for the 2017 National Worship Conference. With something for everyone, check out what interests you and register today.

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  • Host a screening

    Your congregation can host a screening of “A Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy” for your community.

    Host a screening
  • Every Neighbor, Every Nation

    Discover what’s new in WELS Home and World Missions—how the synod is reaching out to souls around the corner and around the world.

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  • Our Great Heritage

    2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Learn about what that means.

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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

Seventh Sunday of Easter – May 22, 2017

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Transformed – teen devotion – May 21, 2017

He was a seventeen-year-old with big dreams. But no one in his family believed...

Multi-Language Publications reaching Malawi and beyond

Imagine if you could speak 47 different languages. Suppose you…
2017/05/18/by missions

MLC celebrates graduation

On May 13, 145 students earned degrees marking the completion…
2017/05/16/by WELS

WELS missionaries’ kids meet for retreat

Twenty-three missionary kids (MK)—ranging in age from 16 to…
2017/05/16/by WELS

A lifelong Christian resource

Northwestern Publishing House has released a new edition of Luther's…
2017/05/16/by WELS

Luther movie screenings a success

Hundreds of WELS congregations and groups have already hosted…
2017/05/16/by WELS

Complete Office supplies on sale

When you think about office products, things like copy paper, tape, and paper clips come to mind. But our ShopWELS partner for office supplies offers much more—
2017/05/16/by smattes

Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 15, 2017

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Transformed – teen devotion – May 14, 2017

Did you ever have to recite the words of Luke 2 at Christmas? “In those days Caesar Augustus issued...

Renewal in Castle Rock, Colo.

In Castle Rock, Colo., getting under contract is super-exciting…
2017/05/11/by missions

Supporting students along the path to ministry

Dear Friend,

We admire it when a young person is willing to…
2017/05/10/by Adam Goede

Supporting home missions as they share the gospel

Fellow Children of God,

Rejoice that Jesus lives!

2017/05/10/by Adam Goede

Reflections of a mother

A card on Mother’s Day brings memories of God’s strength…
2017/05/10/by Sarah Proeber

New WELS Locator joins Yearbook

Recently the WELS Locator application was rewritten and enveloped…
2017/05/09/by Martin Spriggs

Daily Devotions

Reformation 500

Find different ways you can celebrate Reformation 500.






Every Neighbor, Every Nation

Read WELS Missions articles from a special issue of Forward in Christ magazine called “Every Neighbor, Every Nation.”

Interactive Faith

Adult Discipleship offers LIVE online Bible studies for use by congregations, small groups, or individuals to serve as a mid-week Bible study.

Questions and Answers


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


WELS Radio

Listen to WELS artists on WELS Radio.

WELS on Instagram


You can now follow WELS on Instagram! Find us @WELSLutherans.

Digital Display Graphics

Download now! Digital display graphics for your church’s digital display screen.


Moments with Missionaries – Outreach to young families

Home mission congregations use the Mornings with Mommy program to reach out to young families in their communities.

Learn more about WELS Mission work view additional Moments with Missionaries videos

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.