Other WELS Sites

The organizations listed here are included at their request because they are in fellowship with WELS. WELS is not involved directly in their ministries or finances; each organization is independent of WELS in all matters other than doctrine.  Inclusion in the WELS Yearbook does not constitute an endorsement of how organizations are administered or an assurance of the status of their overall financial health and stability.

ALHS Online
45638 561st Ave
New Ulm, MN 56073‐5507

ALHS Online exists to facilitate the offering of quality online courses, taught from a scriptural perspective, to high school‐age students in WELS/ELS. ALHS Online works with WELS high schools and parents in meeting the Lord’s directive to nurture and do outreach by overseeing the design, construction, and delivery of quality online courses; training qualified instructors; and sharing resources to strengthen the curricular offerings of each school and allowing it to minister to a wider audience. ALHS Online also serves parents of public and homeschooled students by providing a series of high school‐level religion courses.

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A Reason for Hope Ministry
10601 Bluff Bend Dr
Austin, TX 78753‐3915

A Reason for Hope is an Internet outreach ministry featuring Pastor Donald Patterson. Its focus is on producing practical, Bible‐teaching messages—primarily in audio format and distributed through websites, social media, podcasts, and audio CDs. As a content producer, Reason for Hope partners with supporting WELS congregations to share Bible‐teaching content and to assist those churches in their local outreach efforts.

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Arizona Lutheran Retirement Center
c/o Managers office
1928 W Orangewood Ave Apt 25
Phoenix, AZ 85021‐7849

This retirement center, owned by a federation of WELS churches in the greater Phoenix, Arizona, area, has 24 one‐ and two‐bedroom apartments with comfortable surroundings at reasonable rates. For visitors there is a room with a private bath and private entrance available. A full‐time WELS manager lives on site.

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Association of WELS Chaplains
900 E Henry Clay St
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

Originally the Association of WELS Chaplains was to promote communication between and additional training to WELS and Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) pastors who serve as full‐time or part‐time chaplains for those serving in the military; those confined in hospitals; and those living in penal institutions, nursing homes, and other residential institutions. Today the opportunities to serve as chaplains are much broader and include not only full‐time and part-time paid staff but also volunteers and laity in the areas previously mentioned plus in fire departments and police departments. The purpose of this organization is to offer those engaged in chaplaincy and related pastoral ministries fellowship, exchange of personal experiences and ideas, and opportunities for continuing education.

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Central Africa Medical Mission
N16W23377 Stone Ridge Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188-1108

WELS established the Central Africa Medical Mission in 1957. It financially supports two health care delivery programs in Malawi and Zambia, Africa, that have treated and provided gospel exposure to more than two million people. Donations fund this program.

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Chaplains in Schools, Inc
2225 N. 1st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Chaplains in Schools exists to disciple for Christ the families of scholars where there is no active family ministry. It will do this by:

1. Deploying WELS chaplains in schools without congregations (such as the HOPE Schools, Shining Star Schools)
2. Training current and future urban school ministry workers through internships and,
3. Working with WELS District Mission Boards to plant churches if ministry progresses that direction. Chaplains will minister to their schools as spiritual resources.

Chaplains will lead Bible studies, devotions, and chapels and evangelize the families connected to the school.

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WLCFS‐Christian Family Solutions
(Legal name: Wisconsin Lutheran Child & Family Service, Inc)
W175 N11120 Stonewood Dr
Germantown, WI 53022‐6511

WLCFS‐Christian Family Solutions is proud to live out its mission of “healing and helping people in need through the ministry of Jesus Christ” through senior services available in Wisconsin and Christian counseling programs available nationally and internationally through WELS/ELS professional mental health providers. Mental health outpatient and intensive outpatient programs for children, adolescents, and adults are available in person at clinics throughout the country. Counseling services are also provided on‐site at schools to elementary, middle, and high school students. In addition, Christian Family Solutions also offers a telehealth program, which provides counseling services through a secure online video connection. Telehealth services are available in select states. Through the Member Assistance Program (MAP), Christian Family Solutions partners with organizations to provide short‐term counseling services for their members. Members can meet in person at one of the clinic locations or through a secure online video connection from home, church, or school. Through MAP, members of the organization receive access to the counseling services at no cost. Fees are covered by the organization.

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Senior Care:
The Gardens of Hartford
112 Peace Lutheran Pkwy
Hartford, WI 53027‐1159

The Gardens of Hartford is a senior assisted living community located in beautiful Hartford, Wisconsin. It has provided compassionate, Christian care and assistance to seniors since 2009. Services include meals, housekeeping, laundry, activities, health and wellness, and spiritual fellowship programs.

Christian Life Ministries
2756 Lake Shore Ave
Little Canada, MN 55117

Christian Life Ministries (CLM) is a non‐profit organization that proclaims the love of Jesus Christto people facing life issues in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. CLM consists of New Day Pregnancy Center, New Day Thrift Store, and Life‐Education services. The pregnancy center does not turn away clients because of their location or age(s) of child(ren). Some services include diapers, wipes, clothes, parenting classes, and community referrals, which are all free. The thrift store is located next door where clients are able to earn vouchers to shop for items needed for their family. The store is also a community resource for anyone who would like to support the ministry. Groups, other organizations, and more are welcome to contact CLM to set up a presentation on any life‐related topic.

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Christian Life Resources
Lock Box 56
Richfield, WI 53076‐0056

Christian Life Resources (CLR) serves people of all ages in need of help and understanding as they face serious life and family issues. CLR fulfills its mission to use these issues as bridges to convey the love of God and to share the message of salvation through Christ. This is carried out nationally and internationally through a network of affiliates along with an extensive educational program and website. Its charitable foundation, Christians Concerned for Life Foundation, supports pro‐life and pro‐family work. CLR is also the parent organization of New Beginnings—A Home for Mothers, a residential setting for single mothers and their children.

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The men and women of the Conquerors Through Christ team are members of a subcomittee of the Committee on Mental Health Needs under the Commission on Special Ministries, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).  We have pastors, staff ministers, and laypeople serving on the subcommittee.  We are pursuing this fight against internet pornography because we have seen the devastation it wreaks on the families and individuals in our churches and realize the danger to souls.  We want to equip as many as possible to fight this battle with the proper motivation and preparation. Conquerors Through Christ exists to give spiritual and practical advice to Christians struggling to overcome adult internet pornography.

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The Evangelical Lutheran Synod is an American Lutheran church body of 130 congregations in full fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). The ELS is also a member of the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (CELC), which currently consists of 24 church bodies throughout the world in fellowship with one another. Following Jesus’ command to bring the Gospel “to all nations,” the ELS operates missions in seven countries around the world: Peru, Chile, India, Korea, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Latvia. We are also active in beginning new congregations in the United States. You can read about our history here.

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Freedom for the Captives provides resources for survivors of child sexual abuse, and for churches and their leaders who desire to minister faithfully when cases of such abuse become known.  The Freedom for the Captives team is a  a subcomittee of the Committee on Mental Health Needs under the Commission on Special Ministries, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

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FVL Schools, Inc
5300 N Meade St
Appleton, WI 54913‐8383

FVL Schools is a partnership of WELS Lutheran schools that span the Fox River Valley, consisting of childcare ministries, preschools, 18 elementary schools, and Fox Valley Lutheran High School. FVL Schools, Inc, provides leadership, direction, and coordination for the efforts of its member schools in providing Christian education at the preschool, elementary, and secondary level consistent with the doctrine and practice of WELS. FVL Schools, Inc, facilitates and coordinates promotional efforts and programs for the FVL Schools system; oversees Lutheran elementary school co‐curricular activities; and provides resources and learning opportunities that benefit administrators, teachers, principals, boards, parents, and students of member schools.

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Grace In Action
3901 First Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55409‐1601

Grace In Action (GIA) is a Bible‐based ministry that provides leadership training and tools andworks with others to equip believers to reach the lost and seek the next disciple. GIA focuses on building leadership development programs to support the high level of skills and abilities sought by ministry leaders in WELS. GIA currently partners with CrossTrain Coaching Ministry, a ministry that focuses on spiritual, personal, and professional growth through individual coaching and seminars with an emphasis on peer involvement and accountability. GIA also partners with Crossroads Consulting Ministry, which provides congregational analyses and strategic ministry planning tools and assistance. GIA also serves through the Ministry Leadership Institute, which provides ministry leadership teams in churches, schools, and other ministries with powerful leadership approaches, tools, and techniques—all carried out through onsite training and coaching.

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Institutional Ministries
(Legal name: Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries, Inc.)
1833 Executive Drive Suite 101 B
Oconomowoc WI 53066

Institutional Ministries is a nonprofit organization established in 1901 that ministers to people living in correctional facilities, drug and alcohol treatment centers, hospitals, mental health centers, and extended care facilities. It also offers post institutional support. Sharing hope with those who need it most!

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Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM) assists congregations in reaching out to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and communities. Nationwide, JCM programs encourage Bible studies, worship and fellowship opportunities. We assist congregations in developing Bible classes and worship services designed to meet each person at his or her comprehensive level.

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Kingdom Workers
2323 N Mayfair Rd Ste 400
Wauwatosa, WI 53226‐1507

Kingdom Workers collaborates with Lutherans like you through the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Church to learn what local communities need. Then, we deploy resources and mission workers to help the locals create a ministry that addresses their physical need, while sharing the gospel and love of Jesus. We build churches, bring access to clean water, teach sustainable farming, or do whatever it takes to connect people to the love of Jesus Christ.

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Lighthouse Youth Center
5641 N 68 St
Milwaukee, WI 53218‐2202

Lighthouse Youth Center is an urban outreach mission committed to being “a beacon for Christ to the youth of the community.” This nonprofit youth center has been created to provide after school programming. Its goal is to equip youth with skills necessary to become self‐controlled, responsible members of society. Lighthouse Youth Center provides a safe environment where the youth of the community interact with positive Christian role models. Most important, the truths of Scripture are taught and the love of Christ permeates everything.

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The continuing mission and purpose of Luther Preparatory School is to prepare and encourage young men and women for the full time ministry in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

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Lutheran Association for Church Extension, Inc
7075 Gratiot Rd Ste 2
PO Box 6402
Saginaw, MI 48609‐6402

Lutheran Association for Church Extension, Inc, provides loans to self‐supporting congregations of WELS and the Evangelical Lutheran Synod for financing capital expansion projects (particularly for the construction, renovation, maintenance, or purchase of facilities for worship, education, and ministry); refinancing existing capital indebtedness; making major purchases of equipment; and other projects that serve to extend the Lutheran church and its mission.

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Lutheran Girl Pioneers
W10376 Buttercup Ln
Wautoma, WI 54982

Lutheran Girl Pioneers (LGP) provides opportunities for girls, ages kindergarten through high school, to discover and develop interests in leadership, personal awareness, evangelism, nature, skills for independent living, and so much more! The benefits girls receive from LGP go beyond fun, fellowship, and learning and extend to living a Christ‐centered life within their family, church, school, and community.

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Lutheran Institutional Ministry Association
PO Box 13
Austin, MN 55912‐0013

Lutheran Institutional Ministry Association (LIMA) exists to serve men, women, and children with the comforting truths of God’s Word as they are visiting or institutionalized in hospitals, nursing homes, and correctional facilities in Minnesota. LIMA also assists campus ministries in guiding and serving college students during their formative years of higher education.

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Twin Cities hospital visitation, 612‐756‐3377, [email protected]
Rochester hospital visitation, 507‐272‐9430, [email protected]
Rev Dan Lindner, True North Campus Ministry (Twin Cities), 612‐379‐4296,
[email protected]
Rev Gary Wong, Mankato Campus Ministry, 507‐420‐5020, [email protected]

Lutheran Military Support Group
N16W23377 Stone Ridge Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188‐1108

The Lutheran Military Support Group (LMSG) is a lay‐led organization of WELS/ELS people with military experience—veterans and active duty service personnel and their families who want to assist one another and strengthen the church’s ministry to the military. The LMSG serves as an auxiliary to WELS Military Services by providing manpower, information, expertise, and financial support to its programs. With goals of having a liaison in every WELS/ELS church and having an active online presence, LMSG functions as a network for Christian fellowship among members connected by military experience. LMSG members aim to advocate for spiritual care of those who serve and to assist former and current military people and their families according to their

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Lutheran Pioneers
PO Box 195
Watertown, WI 53094‐0195

Lutheran Pioneers exists to assist congregations in nurturing and training boys in the Lord so that they will remain faithful to him and faithfully serve him throughout their lives. To achieve its mission, Lutheran Pioneers provides materials and training that help pastors and congregations conduct a ministry that teaches preteens and adolescent youth useful skills (both historical and modern) for living in God’s world; cultivates Christian leadership skills; encourages serving the Lord by providing opportunities to serve those in our family, neighborhood, church, and community; and seeks to keep boys involved in the church by faithful service to the Lord through their teen and adult years.

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Lutheran Science Institute
13390 W Edgewood Ave
New Berlin, WI 53151‐8088

Lutheran Science Institute (LSI) provides creation/evolution resources from a confessional Lutheran view. LSI is PhD scientists, engineers, teachers, pastors, and laity using scientific and theological knowledge to produce these resources. Watch a confirmation class video online. Schedule one of its speakers. Learn about the various creation apologetics used in WELS. The LSI Journal is published quarterly and is available both online and in print.

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Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society
Central Office
11200 W Greenfield Ave
West Allis, WI 53214‐2240

Meeting together since 1958 and formally organized in 1964, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society works to increase awareness of, interest in, and support of the mission outreach of WELS. The annual convention and other activities are guided by the board of directors. Visit the website for a complete list of board members and information on the 60 circuits and more than 855 congregational and individual members.

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Martin Luther College is owned and operated by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Formed from an amalgamation of Dr. Martin Luther College (founded in 1884) and Northwestern College (founded in 1865), Martin Luther College opened its doors to the next generation of church workers in 1995.

While every institution has its strengths, Martin Luther College is distinctive. We are the WELS College of Ministry. We exist solely to train future pastors, teachers, and staff ministers for the public ministry in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

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Martin Luther Elder Care Ministries
46851 Prospect Dr
Decatur, MI 49045‐9011

Martin Luther Elder Care Ministries (MLECM) was formed by Martin Luther Memorial Home as a transition from a “brick and mortar” ministry to a more direct ministry to the elderly. The singular mission of MLECM is to serve the spiritual needs of the aging with emphasis on those who are in elder care facilities or home bound. It does this by working with congregations in the Michigan District for the purpose of sharing the message of the gospel by “sharing the words of life with those nearing the end of life.”

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Michigan Lutheran Seminary has continued to fulfill its mission and purpose: Train students for the public ministry of the gospel and to enroll them upon graduation at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota.

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Michigan Lutheran Seminary Foundation
2777 Hardin St Ste 4
Saginaw, MI 48602‐3710

In 2001 the Michigan Lutheran Seminary (MLS) Foundation was established to assist students financially as they study and prepare for the Lord’s work. Under God, the MLS Foundation continues to nurture relationships and encourage support to advance the mission of Michigan Lutheran Seminary.

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School Foundation, Inc
45638 561 Ave
New Ulm, MN 56073‐5507

The Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School (MVLHS) Foundation exists to provide tuition assistance support for MVLHS students as well as to provide for other financial MVLHS needs.

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Mission to the Children
PO Box 42223
Tucson, AZ 85733‐2223

This nonprofit, volunteer organization is supported solely by prayers, offerings, and donations from WELS members. Its purpose is to bring the gospel to children and their families in Sonora Mexico and to help them meet basic needs. Mission to the Children—with WELS direction—and the Iglesia Evangelica Luterana Confessional, its sister church in Mexico, organizes regular worship and Bible study, distributes Christian educational materials, and fosters self‐sustaining congregations. Mission to the Children supports two Mexican Lutheran pastors who serve two dedicated churches and various preaching stations. Humanitarian aid, as a bridge to the gospel, includes food, vitamins, school supplies, medical help, and housing.

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New Beginnings—A Home for Mothers, Inc
9215 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226

The mission of New Beginnings—A Home for Mothers is to help a single mother grow spiritually in God’s Word, become a responsible citizen in society, continue her education, achieve selfsufficiency, and be a competent and loving Christian parent. Women from anywhere in the world can come to experience a safe place where single mothers can have a new beginning in caring for their children. New Beginnings offers a long‐term program with a housing component, which aims to facilitate self‐sufficiency with its Christ‐centered program of love, assistance, and education.

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Northside Lutheran Ministries
2533 W North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53205‐1055

The mission of Northside Lutheran Ministries is to “share the message of hope in Jesus Christ in the central city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, worship the Lord, listen to his Word, grow in faith and service, and invite others to join us.” It offers opportunities for spiritual growth in public Bible studies and worship services, special activities, and home visits. It also provides donated food and clothing to those in need.

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The mission of Northwestern Publishing House is to deliver Biblically sound Christ-centered resources within the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and beyond. The vision of Northwestern Publishing House is to be the premier resource for quality Lutheran materials faithful to the Scriptures and Lutheran Confessions. We offer resources for the church, the school, and the home. In addition to adult and youth curriculum, we publish periodicals and books of general interest on a variety of subjects: devotions, family and personal guidance, church history, and Scripture studies such as the popular People’s Bible commentary series and the People’s Bible Teachings series on doctrine. We also provide books and materials selected from other Christian publishers.

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Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors
PO Box 84
New Ulm, MN 56073‐0084

The overall objective of the Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors is to give older WELS/ELS members a continued sense of involvement and purpose in church‐centered work during their maturing years and to provide for their growth, development, and happiness in a God‐pleasing manner.

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Praise and Proclaim Ministries
1767 W. Merganzer Dr
Meridian, ID 83642

Our ministry partners with congregations to enhance their ongoing outreach activities by providing evangelism training for their members. We help launch an outreach initiative that centers on learning how to apply a methodology and approach to verbally proclaim the gospel. We immediately provide a meaningful and well‐organized opportunity to put members’ training into action by going door‐to‐door to engage people, proclaim a short gospel message, and conclude with an invitation. Our primary objective is to have a core group of members who are equipped and excited to further evangelism efforts and partner with the pastor to carry out follow‐up activities.

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Smoke Tree Village Retirement Center
211 W Smoke Tree Ln
Prescott, AZ 86301‐4453

This independent living retirement center is owned and operated by Smoke Tree Village, Inc. Members of First in Prescott, Arizona, oversee the operation of this nonprofit corporation. There are 12 two‐bedroom, two‐bath units complete with garage, patio, and storage. There is also a clubhouse for residents to enjoy and use for entertaining.

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Southern California Lutheran Elementary School Association, Inc.
29581 N General Kearny Rd
Temecula, CA 92591

SCLESA was formed by three WELS churches in southern California to jointly operate Lutheran elementary school(s) and preschool(s) in the region. SCLESA currently operates Concord Lutheran Academy in Temecula, which, by the grace of God, has begun its third year providing Christian education to this region.

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The Lutheran Home Association
National Ministry Offices
337 S Meridian St
Belle Plaine, MN 56011‐1919

The Lutheran Home Association (TLHA) is a not‐for‐profit Christian ministry dedicated to providing for the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of people in its care since 1898. TLHA offers a wide variety of health care, housing, and spiritual outreach services with campuses in several states and congregational programs serving seniors and individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities nationwide. Services and programs include senior living, skilled nursing care, memory care, disability services, rehabilitative therapies, chaplaincy, Bible classes, worship services, and property management services. Follow @TLHAword on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook.

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Jesus Cares Ministries, Inc
337 S Meridian St
Belle Plaine, MN 56011‐1919

Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM) assists congregations in reaching out to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and their communities. Nationwide, JCM programs encourage Bible studies, worship, and fellowship opportunities.

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The Lutheran Home Association’s seven campus locations:
1. Belle Plaine, Minnesota

This 22‐acre continuum of care campus offers a variety of housing and healthcare options in a Christian setting. A Mayo‐affiliated medical clinic is also located conveniently on campus. Campus staff includes a full‐time ordained chaplain.

The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine
(Legal name: The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine LLC)
611 West Main St
Belle Plaine, MN 56011‐1221

The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine offers both long‐term and short‐term skilled nursing care. Short‐term care includes transitional care services and respite care. The Wellness and Rehabilitation Center provides rehabilitative therapies to residents and community members. The Special Care Residence is dedicated to serving individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

The Lutheran Home: Hope Residence
(Legal name: The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine LLC)
611 West Main St
Belle Plaine, MN 56011‐1221

The Lutheran Home: Hope Residence is a home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities 18 or older. This Intermediate care facility includes four neighborhoods or living areas, a sensory room, and a variety of social and recreational opportunities.

Faith Residence Apartments, Inc
175 South Elk St
Belle Plaine, MN 56011‐1308

Faith Residence Apartments has eight apartments for individuals with disabilities 18 or older. Tenants must meet the income requirements prescribed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Kingsway Retirement Living
(Legal name: Kingsway Ministries LLC)
815 West Main St
Belle Plaine, MN 56011‐1266

Kingsway Retirement Living offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care for individuals 55 or older. Services and amenities include restaurant‐style dining, community areas, and social and recreational opportunities.

Boessling Lutheran Village Apartments, Inc
850 West Prairie St
Belle Plaine, MN 56011‐1013

Boessling Lutheran Village Apartments offers 24 units of affordable housing for seniors 62 years of age and older. Tenants must meet the income requirements prescribed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

KingsPath Senior Living
125 Commerce Drive West
Belle Plaine, MN 56011

KingsPath Senior Living is an independent senior living apartment community physically connected to the new Ridgeview Health Campus in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. Services and amenities include dining, community areas, outdoor walking paths, and more.

2. Mankato, Minnesota

The Lutheran Home: Cedar Haven
630 Reed St
Mankato, MN 56001‐4306

The Lutheran Home: Cedar Haven provides assisted living. Each of the two homes features newly remodeled accommodations, nursing care and support, well‐balanced and delicious dining options, expanded social and community activities, salon and barber services, and spiritual care programs.

3. Fountain City, Wisconsin

St. Michael’s Assisted Living
(Legal name: St. Michael’s Lutheran Home for the Aged)
270 North St
Fountain City, WI 54629‐0007

St. Michael’s Lutheran Home provides assisted living services. It offers an array of services and amenities, including newly remodeled accommodations, nursing care and support, well balanced and delicious dining options, expanded social and community activities, salon & barber services, and spiritual care programs.

4. River Falls, Wisconsin

The Lutheran Home Campus in River Falls offers skilled nursing care rehabilitative therapies, independent senior living, and assisted living services.

The Lutheran Home: River Falls
(Legal name: Wisconsin Lutheran Home Ministries, Inc)
640 N Main St
River Falls, WI 54022‐1537

The Lutheran Home: River Falls provides skilled nursing care, respite care, and rehabilitative therapies. Services are tailored to meet the unique support needs of each person. The private community room offers transitional care, wellness and rehabilitative therapies, and long‐term care.

Wellhaven Senior Living
(Legal name: WellHaven Senior Housing LLC)
119 Union St
River Falls, WI 54022‐1550

Wellhaven Senior Living offers independent living, supportive senior living, and assisted living for adults ages 55 and older. Wellhaven is integrated to accommodate both independent and assisted living—and designed to promote independence and active lifestyles. Wellhaven is a Wisconsin state‐licensed Residential Care Apartment Complex with a variety of apartment options and levels of care available to its residents.

5. Watertown, Wisconsin

Heritage Homes
(Legal names: Watertown Lutheran Senior Housing, Inc and Heritage Assisted Living of
Watertown LLC)
700 Welsh Rd
Watertown, WI 53098‐4266

Heritage Homes offers independent living apartments for active adults 55 and older and also provides a community for adults needing memory care and assisted living services. By providing a full continuum of care for every stage of the aging process, residents are able to stay independent, active, and fully supported as long as possible.

6. New Ulm, Minnesota

Highland Regency House
(Legal name: Highland Regency House LLC)
1520 Sunset Ave
New Ulm, MN 56073

Highland Regency House is a senior independent living community for adults 55 years of age or older. Community amenities include a community room with kitchen, library, health care room, styling salon, and pub. Residents are invited to participate in community‐based activities and Christian outreach through a strong connection with Martin Luther College.

7. Beverly Hills, Florida

Kingsway of Florida Ministries, Inc.
6150 N Lecanto Hwy
Beverly Hills, FL 34465‐2507

Kingsway is an independent senior living rental community for adults 55 years of age or older and is associated with St Paul Lutheran Church and The Lutheran Home Association. It is located on 60 acres of church‐owned land in central Florida. Community amenities include close proximity to Christian services and involvement at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School. Residents are invited to participate in community‐based activities while engaging in a friendly, faith‐based community of active seniors.

The Wartburg Project
3652 92 Place
Sturtevant, WI 53177

The Wartburg Project is a voluntary association of members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and other synods in fellowship with WELS. The purpose of the project is to produce an English translation of the Bible, the Evangelical Heritage Version, and other study helps to be used with that Bible.

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The Watertown Recreation and Outreach Center for Youth
213 N Third St
Watertown, WI 53094‐3720

The mission of the Watertown Recreation and Outreach Center for Youth (The ROC) is to proclaim the good news of Christ to bring or keep young people in God’s eternal kingdom and help guide them to live fruitful, active, and positive lives to God’s glory. The ROC offers teenagers grades 7‐12 a place to socialize and interact with other teenagers and counsel with Christian adults; a positive environment for recreation, Bible study, worship, service opportunities, and fellowship; and avenues for connecting to active membership in a WELS church.

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Time of Grace Ministry
PO Box 301
Milwaukee, WI 53201‐0301

Time of Grace connects people to God’s grace by sharing the timeless truths of God’s Word through television, print, and digital media—with more than three million content engagements each month.

Television: Each week Pastor Mike Novotny and a group of other speakers present 30‐minute Bible study programs on Time of Grace. The programs air on Freeform, TBN, UPtv, American Forces Network (AFN), and on about fifteen local stations. For a complete broadcast schedule, visit timeofgrace.org/faq.

Print: Time of Grace offers a wide array of printed resources: quarterly devotionals; Bible study guides and DVD study sets; 30‐day devotionals on various topics such as marriage, family life, finances, prayer (many of these are also translated into other languages); and books that offer encouragement from God’s Word for a variety of everyday and spiritual issues.

Digital: Time of Grace also shares the news of God’s amazing grace on a variety of digital platforms:

  • Time of Grace app.
  • Daily Grace Moments devotions via e‐mail each morning; sign up at timeofgrace.org/moments.
  • Your Time of Grace video devotions; subscribe to the YouTube channel (Your Time of Grace), subscribe via e‐mail at yourtimeofgrace.org to have the videos delivered via e‐mail each weekday, or like us on Facebook (facebook.com/yourtimeofgrace).
  • On‐demand video of television program via timeofgrace.org, YouTube, Apple TV, or Roku.
  • Devotional reading plans in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, and Brazilian Portuguese on the YouVersion Bible app (bible.com/reading‐plans).
  • Social media connection (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest).

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Tomorrow’s Choice Family Resource Center,
Waukesha Chapter of Christian Life Resources
912 N Barstow St
Waukesha, WI 53186‐4602

Tomorrow’s Choice Family Resource Center, Waukesha Chapter of Christian Life Resources, exists to provide a life‐honoring message of hope based on Christ’s love to people searching for answers involving life issues. It provides free and confidential pregnancy tests and pregnancy and post abortion counseling. It also has an extensive diaper and clothing ministry for its clients with children age three and younger and tries to provide larger items such as car seats and high chairs for those in need. “Like” us on Facebook.

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Truth in Love Ministry
1002 W. Sanetta St
Nampa, ID 83686

Truth in Love Ministry (TILM) is dedicated to reaching Mormons. It provides opportunities for
WELS members to participate on mission trips in heavily populated Mormon areas.

Pleaseopenthedoor.com is a website devoted to equipping people to witness to Mormon
missionaries. Another extensive site, tilm.org provides witnessing tips, videos, blogs, and more.

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The WELS Benefit Plans Office serves WELS/ELS workers, their family members and their calling/hiring bodies through administration of the WELS VEBA Group Health Care Plan and the WELS Pension Plan.

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WELS Church Librarians’ Organization
731 McKay Way Apt A
Waterloo, WI 53594‐1482

WELS Church Librarians’ Organization (WELS‐CLO) is a network of church librarians who are willing to share ideas, inspiration, and advice. Its purpose is to expand the availability of Christian literature and other resources for all ages through the promotion of church libraries and to provide a forum for the sharing of ideas and fellowship among church librarians.

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WELS Handbell Festivals
12535 Rock Lake Rd
Trevor, WI 53179‐9103

The motto of WELS Handbell Festivals is “we gather together to give our best to the Lord of our salvation and to his assembled saints.” The ringers and directors experience a special bond of Christian fellowship through working together at a festival. Festivals also give ringers and directors an opportunity to discuss music and problems associated with bell ringing.

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WELS Historical Institute
N16W23377 Stone Ridge Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188‐1108

The WELS Historical Institute was inaugurated in 1981 for the purpose of preserving the story of God’s grace as he works among the congregations, institutions, and people of WELS. The institute carries out that purpose by maintaining the Salem Lutheran Landmark Church, the museum of WELS; printing two issues of the WELS Historical Institute Journal and two newsletters per year; supporting the development of synodical archives; and providing regular public presentations related to the history of WELS. Tours of the Landmark Church may be arranged through Dr. Joel Pless, [email protected].

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In 1993 we reflected on the grace of God which has come to us “unasked, unforced, unearned,” (CW 54). In 2008 we marveled that “on the cross, as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied” (CWS 752). The next milestone for gospel-centered worship in WELS came in 2022 when a new hymnal was released with a motto For a generation yet unborn: “To each coming generation tell the truth, persuade, explain” (CW 21 903). Christ’s church on earth has always been blessed by people who think not only of themselves, but of those who worshiped before them, those who worship with them, and those who will worship after them. This new hymnal (along with a complete psalter and other volumes) will serve the current generation and a new generation of Christians, enabling both to proclaim to God and to the people around them the saving work of Jesus Christ.

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WELS Lutherans for Life
8501 W Lincoln Ave
West Allis, WI 53227‐2562

WELS Lutherans for Life (WLFL) saves the lives of babies and transforms families from at‐risk to thriving with the ultimate goal of sharing the message of Christ and saving souls through the gifts of faithful and generous contributors. WLFL operates a pregnancy medical center in greater Milwaukee and is dedicated to helping individuals dealing with unintended pregnancies understand God’s gift of life. WLFL provides medical services including ultrasound scans, abortion pill reversal, and pregnancy tests in consultation with volunteer nurses and trained client advocates. Other programs include Healthy Choices youth development program; post abortion recovery support; parenting classes and limited material support. WLFL is an independent organization dedicated to caring for people and is solely supported by individuals, churches, and businesses.

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Providing Men of Southeast Wisconsin Opportunities for Christian Fellowship, Charity, Service and Personal Growth.

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WELS United in the Fox Valley
530 W Parkway Blvd
Appleton, WI 54911

WELS United is a group of congregations located in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin that belong to WELS. We share a common faith and a common goal of reaching out to all people with the gospel. We have joined together to be able to accomplish things that we could not do on our own. We serve the people of our congregations and our community by connecting them to Christ and other congregations.

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Many people have questions about Christianity; they wonder about what God says and does. Some of these questions you might have asked yourself. This website is here to help answer some of those unanswered questions about Who Jesus is, questioning God, and any life concerns.

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Students who choose to attend the college desire a strong and challenging liberal arts program. They expect to be prepared for their future because that is what the college promises when they enroll.

That’s Wisconsin Lutheran College’s mission, after all; producing well prepared Christian leaders who understand the importance of serving others as they lead.

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Wisconsin Lutheran High School Foundation, Inc
330 N Glenview Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53213‐3379

Wisconsin Lutheran High School Foundation, Inc, is an independent organization that mobilizes the resources, leadership, ideas, and financial support necessary for enabling the mission and vision of Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Through the WLHS Foundation’s annual grant to WLHS, more than 100 students annually receive financial need‐based scholarships, academic scholarships, and ministerial scholarships. The foundation further enhances the WLHS experience by providing the resources for faculty support and development, program enhancement, and more.

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Institutional Ministries is a nonprofit organization established in 1901 that ministers to people living in correctional facilities, drug and alcohol treatment centers, hospitals, mental health centers and extended care facilities, and also offers post institutional support. Our Mission: To share God’s law and the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ with all individuals who are or have been institutionalized, and their families.

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The purpose of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary is to offer theological training that prepares men to enter the pastoral ministry of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod or of churches within its confessional fellowship . The seminary also endeavors in various ways to offer opportunity for theological and professional growth to called workers who already are serving in the ministry of its confessional fellowship.

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PO Box 28876
Greenfield, WI 53228‐0876

316NOW is an educational, humanitarian organization that equips and mentors Christian leaders in China for their service to others.

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Find more WELS church-related and charitable organizations featured in the annual WELS yearbook.


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