Missions

  • An online Missions event

    We are excited to partner with the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) to host Taste and See from June 27-July 11. This first-of-its-kind event will combine the very best of Taste of Missions and LWMS Convention to provide all WELS members an opportunity to be an important part of gospel outreach occurring in our synod.

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  • Canceled - Taste of Missions 2020

    For the health and safety of everyone involved, we have decided to cancel Taste of Missions 2020, originally scheduled for July 11. While we were looking forward to celebrating with you in person, we have an exciting new opportunity for you! Be the on the lookout for more information regarding Taste and See, an exciting new online event scheduled for June 27-July 11.

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  • Connecting with communities through camps

    Home mission congregations use kids summer Bible camps to build bridges to the gospel in their communities. Learn more about these camps and consider supporting them with your gifts.

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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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  • Faces of Faith: 2019-2020

    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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  • 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 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 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 123 congregations with financial subsidy or district mission board/mission counselor assistance, with 26 of those being cross-cultural mission congregations. Home Missions also provides 30 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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Houston, Tex.

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Folsom, Calif. (Unsubsidized)

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Wesley Chapel, Fla. (Unsubsidized)

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Oshkosh, Wis. (Campus Ministry Enhancement)

  • NEW MISSIONS
  • Houston, Tex.
  • Folsom, Calif.
    (Unsubsidized)
  • Wesley Chapel, Fla.
    (Unsubsidized)
  • ENHANCEMENTS
  • Oshkosh, Wis. (Campus Ministry)
  • Folsom, Calif.
    (Unsubsidized)
  • Wesley Chapel, Fla.
    (Unsubsidized)

Adapt

Adapt. That’s a word that you will not find in Scripture. When…

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Taste and see Christ’s love around the globe

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Starting a church during a pandemic

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God’s been training you to do his work

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New mission online event scheduled

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God’s kingdom is still coming

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A COVID-19 Baptism blessing

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Faces of Faith – Hany Guzmán

As the morning mist mixed with the bright beams of the sun’s…

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 30 campus ministries with financial support and assists hundreds of other congregations in their campus ministry outreach.

Going home

We long for the comfort and peace that a home provides. Samantha…

The Lord, our shield

Glenn L. Schwanke August 15–17, 1969. Woodstock. Over a…

Confessions of faith: Kang

The Holy Spirit worked saving faith in a Korean family who claimed,…

Lavished love for loneliness

The absence of familiar things often means feeling alone, but…

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 they recently celebrated 125 years of mission work in 2018;
  • in Africa, where missionaries and national church partners are exploring mission work in six additional African countries
  • in the Asia-Pacific Rim, where the training of national pastors is opening the door to opportunities for outreach in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam;
  • in Latin America, where the Academia Cristo Facebook page and training resources reach more than 1.3 million people with the gospel;
  • in East Asia, where more than 500 people gather each week to hear the gospel and where Asia Lutheran Seminary is training more than 30 nationals for ministry;
  • in Europe, where national churches are partnering with WELS missionaries and the Pastoral Studies Institute (PSI) to train the next generation of church leaders;
  • in South Asia, where security is always a concern, but the gospel message is still shared through hundreds of churches; and
  • through Multi-Language Productions, which has produced print items, audio and video resources, and online training resources in more than 54 languages.

I have been a sojourner in a foreign land

Ndine Mlendo M’dziko Lachildendo - “I have been a sojourner…

I’ll miss the mission, but will she miss me?

I’ll miss the mission. . . but I am so thankful to God that…

Taste and see Christ’s love around the globe

The WELS Missions office is partnering with the Lutheran Women’s…

Entertain strangers!

Dear Friend, Hebrews 13:2 is a mysterious Bible verse. “Do…

The sleeping shrimp

“Camarón que se duerme…” I said. Immediately a chorus…

Bad things with good purposes

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who…

New mission online event scheduled

WELS Home and World Missions and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary…

Filled to overflowing in Barcelona

In February 2017, 24 missionary wives met together in Athens,…

April cancelled

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Partnership in a new reality

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for…

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