Missions

  • Mission work in East Asia

    Join with us in celebrating the many blessings God has showered on mission work in East Asia this Thanksgiving season. View fast facts, testimonials, and prayer requests at wels.net/eastasia and consider supporting this work with your gifts.

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  • NEW Faces of Faith magazine

    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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  • Thanks for joining us!

    Taste and See, a first-of-its-kind online event, was held from June 27-July 11. Thousands of people tuned in from around the world for various videos and updates from our mission fields. Visit welstasteandsee.com to catch up on what you might have missed!

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  • Thank you!

    WELS mission work would not be possible without your prayers, congregational offerings, and special gifts. Consider giving a gift today to support this important gospel ministry.

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  • Host a Mission Speaker

    Request a mission speaker for your next church mission festival, school assembly, men’s or women’s church group meeting, or LWMS rally.

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  • Mission Journeys

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

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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 114 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 40 foreign countries and is exploring outreach opportunities in 17 prospective new mission fields. Joint Missions oversees any mission opportunity that is a combination of Home Missions, World Missions, and Ministerial Education. This includes 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 114 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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Amarillo, Tex.

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North Liberty, Iowa

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West San Antonio, Tex.

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Burlington, Iowa (Unsubsidized)

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Dix Hills, N.Y. (Restart)

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Santa Clarita, Calif. (Restart)

  • NEW MISSIONS
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • North Liberty, Iowa
  • West San Antonio, Texas
  • ENHANCEMENTS
  • Burlington, Iowa (Unsubsidized)
  • Dix Hills, N.Y. (Restart)
  • Santa Clarita, Calif. (Restart)

How long does it take to build a church?

How long does it take to build a church? 182 years. It took…

Eight years of blessings in Lafayette, Indiana

The weatherman said that Saturday, October 3rd, was going to…

Home missions faithfully moving forward

Two young WELS mission congregations launched their first public…

Good bones

I don’t know about you, but one of the most dangerous things…

Home Missions funds three new missions

WELS Board for Home Missions met at the end of September and…

Upside down

We’ve probably all heard it a number of times these last few…

Faces of Faith – Clark

Our first worship service at Foundation Lutheran Church in Folsom,…

Faces of Faith – Katherine

Sometimes mission connections happen in very interesting ways.…

Campus Ministry: My second family

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

His message always finds a way

In the same way my word that goes out from my mouth will not…

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.

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 Campus Ministry celebrates 100 years

Life on a university campus can be challenging in many ways.…

MISSIONS BLOGS &
E-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 40 foreign countries and is exploring outreach opportunities in 17 additional countries. 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 nine 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 nine 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. 

God’s blessings in East Asia in 2020

Dear Family of Believers, In Chinese culture, there’s a…

Pandemic proclamation

In 1918, the United States experienced a pandemic. The Spanish…

What in the world is God up to now?

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, "On [the day that Stephen…

Christ-centered wedding blessings

Greetings from East Asia! I want to share with you that God is…

Faces of Faith – Brother Peter

Before our church found Lutheranism, there were constant religious…

I could not find Jesus, but he found me

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is the name of an autobiography…

A lifeless body, a life-giving opportunity

The gospel is like water. It will always find a way to break…

Update – Hmong outreach in Vietnam

But God’s word is not chained. 2 Timothy 2:9b Since 2014,…

Meet the Mohlkes

Twenty-nine years ago, my wife Leslie and I were preparing to…

TELL: Truth brings peace

In 2018, WELS World Mission’s Multi-Language Productions had…

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