Latest updates from WELS on the coronavirus pandemic

Information will be shared as it becomes available.

Decision on district conventions

After thorough discussion and with great reluctance, the Conference…

Together at the empty tomb this Easter

WELS families are certainly missing the opportunity to gather…

April 2020 Home Missions update

Rev. Keith Free, administrator of WELS Board for Home Missions,…

Synodwide Holy Week messages

Brothers and sisters in Christ, Many congregations throughout…

MLC continues distance learning through end of school year

Martin Luther College (MLC), New Ulm, Minn., has decided to extend…

2020 WELS International Youth Rally canceled

WELS has decided to cancel the 2020 WELS International Youth…

How the stimulus package applies to churches

As we work through the challenges presented by the Coronavirus…

God feeds his flock in a time of crisis

After earlier placing restrictions on the size of public gatherings,…

Bearing fruit in a time of need

In his book The Rise of Christianity, Dr. Rodney Stark estimates…

Update from WELS Missions

WELS World Missions has always had very straightforward marching…

Resources from WELS and NPH

WELS and Northwestern Publishing House (NPH) are offering several…

Spiritual and mental health support

With Americans told to stay home—away from church, school,…

Worship Resources

Watch a livestreamed worship service

In response to the recent COVID-19 guidelines regarding gatherings of 50 or more people, many of our WELS congregations are offering livestreams of their worship services. WELS wants to make sure we not only have updated information for livestreams of worship services to share with members, but we want to add information for congregations that will now be offering livestreams of their services.

  1. Please visit cloud.wels.net/me to log into your account. Click on the “Service & Broadcast” tab to add the link to the livestream portion of your congregation’s website and details about service times.
  2. If you prefer to have us add the information for you, please visit wels.net/contact-us.

Don’t remember your username?
Visit the WELS Online Yearbook at yearbook.wels.net. Search for your listing in the People/Organization section, open your information card by clicking on your name, and then click on your name in the header bar. A box should pop up showing your associated username.

Don’t remember your password?
Please note that you cannot reset your WELS password on the WELS Cloud (Microsoft) login page. Password changes/resets can only be done at account.wels.net by clicking the “Reset Password” button. A one-time password will be sent to the e-mail address we have on file for your account. If you do not get the one-time password e-mail, check your junk folder or contact the WELS Help Desk.

Need assistance?
For assistance with accessing the online forms, contact the WELS Help Desk Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time at 414-259-4357 or support@wels.net. For other questions, contact Karen Martinez at karen.martinez@wels.net or 414-256-3209.

Spiritual resources for uncertain times

As we find ourselves in uncertain times, with news of the spread…

Technology for worship

In response to the recent CDC recommendations limiting public…

Live Web Streaming Guidance for Churches

The recent guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)…

Educational Resources

For educators

As we find ourselves in uncertain times, with news of the spread of COVID-19 changing constantly, you may be wondering what your school should do to reduce risk to your faculty, staff, students, and the communities in which you live and serve.

At this time, we ask you to follow the lead of your local school district. If schools in your district close proactively or because they are directed to close by your state government, your school should close as well. Otherwise we encourage you to keep your school open unless circumstances (such as illness) dictate otherwise.

We’ve included some resources to assist you if you seek to educate your students virtually due to a closure in your area.

For parents or guardians

Schools and families facing COVID-19 shutdowns

Schools are shutting down and kids are home. Now what? Many of…

Spiritual resources for uncertain times

As we find ourselves in uncertain times, with news of the spread…

Suggestions for Parents of Young Children

Mrs. Cindi Holman, Early Childhood Ministry national coordinator,…

Health Resources

Learning about and adapting to this pandemic

If you are looking for resources from medical and science professionals…

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