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  • CAMM: 60 years of God’s grace

    The Central Africa Medical Mission (CAMM) is celebrating 60 years of ministry this year. Learn more about CAMM and consider supporting this work with your gifts.

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    Join the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) online for their annual convention! Register for free today at lwms.org.

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    The official WELS program for short-term mission trips is open to WELS members of all ages and backgrounds with a heart for mission work. Sign up today!

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    Read more stories about the “Faces of Faith” being reached with the gospel through WELS Home, World, and Joint Missions at wels.net/facesoffaith.

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WHERE WE ARE

WELS Missions—made up of Home, World, and Joint Missions—seeks to share Christ’s love with the lost across the globe. Home Missions supports 123 congregations in the United States, Canada, and English-speaking West Indies, and assists hundreds of other congregations with their campus ministry programs. World Missions conducts gospel outreach in 44 countries and is exploring outreach opportunities in 20 prospective new mission fields. Joint Missions oversees any mission opportunity that is a combination of Home Missions, World Missions, and Ministerial Education. This includes diaspora (people-group) ministries, cross-cultural ministries, the Pastoral Studies Institute (PSI), and new programs like WELS Mission Journeys.

MISSION SPEAKERS

Request a mission speaker for your next church mission festival, school assembly, men’s or women’s church group meeting, or LWMS rally. Request a speaker, read frequently asked questions, and learn more about the resources that are available to you.

WELS Home Missions plants new churches and assists mission-minded congregations in the United States, Canada, and English-speaking West Indies. Home Missions currently supports 123 congregations with financial subsidy or district mission board/mission counselor assistance, with 17 of those being cross-cultural mission congregations. Home Missions also provides about 25 campus ministries with financial support, while assisting hundreds of other congregations that serve college students around the United States and Canada.

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Optimistic outreach

You’ve no doubt experienced it in your congregation. Nearly…

Seven home missions to receive funding

At its meeting last week, the Board for Home Missions approved…

Hitting a homerun

Jesus was relational. And he probably would have liked baseball…

This is Eleanor

If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides,…

Communicating the power of the gospel cross-culturally

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed…

The first spiritual decision I’ve made for myself in my adult life

“This is the first spiritual decision I’ve made for myself…

Hope remains

What thoughts come into your mind these days when you think of…

New opportunities to offer pandemic relief

WELS Christian Aid and Relief has set aside $200,000 to help…

2020 hindsight

Well, that didn’t go according to plan. We began 2020 with…

Mission congregations offer aid during the pandemic

WELS Christian Aid and Relief and WELS Home Missions have teamed…

WELS Campus Ministry, a ministry of WELS Home Missions, provides resources, support, and encouragement to WELS congregations that serve college students around the United States and Canada. These congregations are vital in connecting college students with fellow Christians, strengthening their faith with the gospel message, and encouraging them to share that faith with other college students. The WELS Campus Ministry Committee currently provides about 25 campus ministries with financial support and assists hundreds of other congregations in their campus ministry outreach.

This is Eleanor

If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides,…

Campus Ministry: My second family

Do you remember how you felt your very first week of college?…

Outreach to the not so lost

Kaitlin was an energetic young freshman. I was a brand-new campus…

Here I am Lord, send me

Everyone has a dream job. From traveling the world to being a…

WELS Joint Missions supports mission opportunities that are the responsibility of Home Missions, World Missions, and Ministerial Education. Much of this work centers around diaspora (people-group) ministries, where immigrants who have joined our fellowship in the United States and Canada are able to take the gospel back to friends and family in their country of origin. Joint Missions administers the work of the Pastoral Studies Institute (PSI) and assists in other cross-cultural outreach efforts and new programs like WELS Mission Journeys.

Communicating the power of the gospel cross-culturally

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed…

And he brought him to Jesus

What Andrew had found made everything else on the to-do list…

Faces of Faith – Dia

On February 14, 2020, we hosted a Lego Night event at Christ…

Faces of Faith – Rachel

The first time I met Rachel, it was because she wanted to know…

MISSIONS BLOGS &
NEWSLETTERS

Read inspiring stories from Home, World, and Joint Missions in weekly Missions Blogs while also staying up-to-date on the most recent Missions news through the bi-annual Missions Update e-Newsletter.

WORLD MISSIONS

WELS World Missions conducts gospel outreach in 44 countries and is exploring outreach opportunities in 20 prospective new mission fields. World Missions brings the light of God’s Word to the world through evangelism efforts, church planting, training national workers for ministry, and providing religious materials in foreign languages through Multi-Language Productions (MLP).

39 world missionaries partner with over 400 national pastors to conduct outreach and train more than 380 students for service in Christ’s kingdom.  

World Mission supports mission work:

  • on the Apache reservations in Arizona, where the gospel is being shared in eight churches, one preaching station, and two Lutheran elementary schools;   
  • in Africa, where missionaries and national church partners are exploring mission work in ten additional African countries;  
  • in Asia, where the newly formed Asia one team is coordinating resources and partnering with sister synods to reach out with the gospel to Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, and Muslim individuals in 11 different countries; 
  • in East Asia, where missionaries are coaching and mentoring 45 mission group leaders in spite of tightening security and Asia Lutheran Seminary is reaching hundreds of new students through new online classes;  
  • in Latin Americawhere the Academia Cristo online training tool is walking more than 345 people through self-led classes and missionaries have identified more than 25 men in eleven different countries as potential church planters;   
  • in Europe, where national churches are partnering with WELS missionaries and the Pastoral Studies Institute (PSI) to train the next generation of church leaders;   
  • through Multi-Language Productions, which has produced confessional Christian content in more than 56 languages and on a variety of platforms. 

Looking forward and back

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, my wife, Leslie, and I landed in…

Another day to serve

My alarm rings: another day to serve. "Dear Lord, give me…

Faith and healing for 60 years

When you hear the word “Africa,” what comes to your mind?…

60 years of blessings and progress

The WELS Central Africa Medical Mission (CAMM) is marking 60…

Arriving somewhere new

When was the last time you were in a new situation? Was it attending…

Behmer missionary family landing report

Have you ever wondered what happens during the first couple of…

Central Africa Medical Mission: 60 years of God’s grace

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,…

Linger with me before God’s throne

It is true that our job is to teach students about the Bible.…

Mission partners in Finland

Did you know that WELS shares fellowship with a Swedish-speaking…

My students are my teachers

I teach seminary classes and Bible institute courses in three…

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