Missions

  • Celebrating 100 years of WELS Campus Ministry

    For 100 years, thousands of young adults have found spiritual comfort, community, and encouragement through WELS campus ministries around North America. Learn more about how you can help connect campus to Christ 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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    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)

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…

Connecting campus to Christ

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue…

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…

Campus ministry is in my blood

I wouldn’t trade the past 17-years of ministry for anything.…

Faces of Faith – Campus Ministry Alumni

Campus ministries often serve as places where students can grow…

Faces of Faith – Dag

One evening, I knocked on a door and a man wearing pajamas answered.…

Faces of Faith – James and Emelia

James and Emelia are originally from Nigeria, but because of…

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?…

Connecting campus to Christ

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue…

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…

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.

TELL: Truth brings peace

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

Faces of Faith – Ibrahim

My name is Ibrahim. My wife is Sara, a Sunday School teacher.…

Pandemic blessings and challenges in Russia

So, how are you handling the pandemic? Let me share just a little…

New role for longtime missionary

Rev. Paul Nitz started in his new position as One Team counselor…

Faces of Faith – Brother Sun

A computer screen. That’s what one brother saw for weeks as…

Christ’s love compels us

What do you see when you look at this picture? A brick building…

Faces of Faith – Alexei

You met Russian seminary student, Andre Gydkov, in a different…

Faces of Faith – Jackson

CAMM has been operating a clinic in Mwembezhi, Zambia, for almost…

Faces of Faith – Zoilo

Zoilo Vidal lives in Quevedo, a city about 5 hours away from…

Faces of Faith – Michael

In the mid-1990s, the Lord blessed Gereja Lutheran Indonesia…

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