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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.

  • NEW PLANTS
  • Waco, Tex.
  • Durham, N.C.
  • Parrish, Fla.
  • Dickinson, N.D.
  • ENHANCEMENTS
  • Willoughby, Ohio
  • Hutto, Tex.
  • Summerlin, Nev.
  • Dickinson, N.D.

New Home Missions goal set for 2023–2033

On Wednesday morning, delegates approved an ambitious new Home…

Out of your comfort zone

How do you feel about talking with a complete stranger? How do…

Taste of Missions starts July 11

Taste of Missions starts this Sunday, July 11, and runs through…

Faces of Faith – Roy

Roy Mendoza was born in Detroit, one of 10 children. From an…

Milestones for home mission congregations

Over the past several months, seven different home mission congregations…

Worth the wait

The wait is over! After a long 14 months of the pandemic, we…

Plans A,B,C,D…

We were ready to take Minot by storm with a new, innovative approach…

Member roles from scratch

“My name is _______ and I’m the official _______ at my church.”…

Seven new missionaries assigned

Seven pastoral graduates from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary were…

Equipped to welcome

Bethel Lutheran Church in Menasha, Wis., is a proudly bilingual…

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.

What to do when they’re knocking at your door

Nearly every day, somewhere in the world, a pastor from another…

Taste of Missions starts July 11

Taste of Missions starts this Sunday, July 11, and runs through…

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…

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).

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 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. 

World Missions shares updates and blessings

WELS World Missions has been able to continue the Christian’s…

While we were waiting

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him. Psalm…

God’s work across the globe

Things are slowly starting to get back to normal. There are less…

Taste of Missions starts July 11

Taste of Missions starts this Sunday, July 11, and runs through…

A time to celebrate and a time to pray

Luke Wolfgramm, our WELS pastor in Russia, had a chance to talk…

From one background to another

This is a world missions story that starts in the good ol’…

Seven new missionaries assigned

Seven pastoral graduates from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary were…

Becoming Bible teachers

In 2019, I began serving as a full-time online missionary with…

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…

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