Missions

  • Taste of Missions 2019

    Join WELS Missions on July 13, 2019, at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wis., for the first annual Taste of Missions event!

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  • An unprecedented mission opportunity

    God’s grace has opened doors to a mission opportunity we may not have imagined possible. The communist Vietnamese government has invited WELS to build a theological training facility in Hanoi.

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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. It’s never to early to start planning your Fall 2019 events.

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  • Mission Journeys

    The new 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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  • 2018/2019 Faces of Faith

    This 24-page magazine gives an overview of our Mission fields at home and abroad and highlights the “Faces of Faith” being reached with the gospel. Host a Missions speaker at your church or school to receive free copies, or view the digital version online.

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  • 125 years of God’s blessings

    WELS celebrated 125 years of mission work on the Apache reservations in 2018. Visit wels.net/apache to learn more current and future Native Christian outreach plans.

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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 Ministries programs. World Missions conducts gospel outreach in 40 foreign countries and is exploring outreach opportunities in 14 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.

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MISSIONS BLOGS &
SPEAKER REQUESTS

Read blogs directly from the field about WELS mission work in the United States and abroad. Request a missionary speaker at your next event. Whether it’s a special church service, school event or another organization, WELS missionaries are available to share their experiences spreading the gospel around the world.

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 25 of those being cross-cultural mission congregations. Home Missions also provides 28 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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Brandon, SD

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Grace, Milwaukee, WI

Hobart, WI

Horicon, WI

Richland Center, WI

Epiphany and First Lutheran, Racine, WI

Trinity, Waukesha, WI

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Joplin, MO

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Phoenix, AZ
(2nd campus)

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Reno, NV

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Ascension, Harrisburg, PA
(Restart)

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Crown of Life, Corona, CA
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Grace, Seattle, WA
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Shepherd of the Hills, Knoxville, TN
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Bluffton, SC

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Mansfield, OH

  • NEW MISSIONS
  • Brandon, SD
  • Grace, Milwaukee, WI
  • Hobart, WI
    (Unsubsidized)
  • Horicon, WI
    (Unsubsidized)
  • Joplin, MO
  • Phoenix, AZ
    (2nd campus)
  • Reno, NV
  • Richland Center, WI
  • Mansfield, OH
  • Bluffton, SC
  • ENHANCEMENTS
  • Ascension, Harrisburg, PA
    (Restart)
  • Crown of Life, Corona, CA
    (Additional pastor for 4 campuses)
  • Epiphany and First Lutheran, Racine, WI
    (School outreach)
  • Faith, Anchorage, AK
    (Hispanic ministry)
  • Grace, Seattle, WA
    (Restart)
  • Shepherd of the Hills, Knoxville, TN
    (Restart)
  • Trinity, Waukesha, WI
    (Hispanic ministry)
  • Richland Center, WI
  • Mansfield, OH
  • Bluffton, SC

Home Missions approves new projects

The Executive Committee of WELS Board for Home Missions met on…

Where we are. Who we are.

The blank look. The slight frown. The searching, mystified expression.…

Taste and learn how the Word is spread

WELS Missions will be hosting its first ever “Taste of Missions”…

Planting the seed of the gospel in sunny Southern California

Crown of Life is a multi-site church in the Inland Empire in…

Sharing the risen Christ across cultures

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead (1 Corinthians…

The risen Christ is the hope we can share

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead (1 Corinthians…

Lessons for a Home Missionary

Third Thirsty Thursday. I looked forward to it every month. Being…

Starting a new church built on The Rock

Mr. Noel Ledermann is a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church…

Starting a new church: You're never alone

Rev. Steven Hillmer is the pastor of The Springs Lutheran Church…

Starting a new church: What's next?

Rev. Wayne Uhlhorn is the pastor of Beautiful Saviour Lutheran…

WELS Campus Ministry seeks to help WELS college students grow in their faith so that they can reach out to other college students with the gospel. WELS currently supports more than 550 campus ministries across the United States and Canada. Pastors in these ministries serve students in a variety of ways including Bible studies, activities, and sharing Christian resources and materials. Campus Ministry also supports full- and part-time campus pastors and aids WELS congregations as they reach out to college students in their area.

Unless Someone Explains It

“Go south to the road - the desert road - that leads down from…

New form makes connecting college students with churches easier

WELS Campus Ministry is introducing a new student management…

Campus ministry representatives meet for conference

On May 15 and 16, 60 campus ministry pastors, committee members,…

Renovation Complete, New Goals in Stevens Point, WI

January 29, 2017, was the date chosen for our new mission church…

MISSIONS PRESENTATIONS
& IMAGES

Download WELS Missions slideshows from mission fields featured in Forward in Christ magazine. Browse through and share pictures of WELS Missions, taken by WELS missionaries and national workers.

WORLD MISSIONS

WELS World Missions conducts gospel outreach in 40 foreign countries and is exploring outreach opportunities in 14 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 Publications (MLP).

41 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 nine 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 one 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 Publications, which has produced print items, audio and video resources, and online training resources in more than 52 languages.

Pastor Long

Pastor Long is one of 60 Hmong Fellowship Church (HFC) leaders…

From Devastation to Celebration

April 25 was the 4-year anniversary of the worst earthquake in…

Pastor Tong Poa

Pastor Poa is one of 60 Hmong Fellowship Church (HFC) leaders…

Moving forward with the Vietnam opportunity

WELS members have responded overwhelmingly to the opportunity…

Taste and learn how the Word is spread

WELS Missions will be hosting its first ever “Taste of Missions”…

Pastor Zongchin

Pastor Zongchin is one of 60 Hmong Fellowship Church (HFC) leaders…

How great is the need?

No, you are not looking at people wearing purple Ku Klux Klan…

Memorandum of Understanding signed in Hanoi, Vietnam

On April 24, 2019, WELS President Mark Schroeder, World Missions…

Rejoice in the lost sheep

One of the features that can be found in our Philippine flag…

Proclaiming the Good News in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Lutheran Church (ULC) is experiencing renewed focus…

Get the latest resources and materials from WELS Home and World Missions at missions.welsrc.net.

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