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    The 2021-2022 edition of Faces of Faith is now available. 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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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 132 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 132 congregations with financial subsidy or district mission board/mission counselor assistance, with 25 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.
  • Collinsville, Ill.
  • ENHANCEMENTS
  • Willoughby, Ohio
  • Hutto, Tex.
  • Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Crossville, Tenn.
  • Collinsville, Ill.

Surviving the holidays

Postcards ordered? Check. Christmas Eve service planned? Check.…

Boldly proclaiming the gospel at home mission churches

The Vine, a home mission church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, hosted…

100 Missions in 10 Years

Dear Friend, Two years ago, our Lord Jesus gave us an amazing…

A new start in a mission reset

Farmington, New Mexico? What could possibly lead a pastor to…

An end and a beginning for these home missions

Five home mission congregations are enjoying new or renovated…

The Word perseveres

Arriving to Iowa in July, I could tell the members of Good Shepherd…

Campus Ministry – Helping parents one worry at a time

My wife and I are blessed with three daughters. They are all…

New home mission plans approved

The WELS Board for Home Missions met Sept. 16-17 and approved…

Starting a mission church

The prospect of starting a new mission church, while certainly…

A ripe mission field right next door

In Racine and Milwaukee, Wis., the school voucher program has…

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 – Helping parents one worry at a time

My wife and I are blessed with three daughters. They are all…

Faces of Faith – Emma

Outwardly, the most dramatic moment in Emma’s coming-to-faith…

Beyond the dinosaur phase

Many little children go through a dinosaur phase. Even before…

This is Eleanor

If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides,…

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.

Bridging the gap to the Philippines

Maricel considers herself blessed that God has given her three…

Faces of Faith – Luke

By God’s grace, Luke was born into a Christian family in East…

Equipping congregations to reach all nations

Dear Friend, Jesus commanded his disciples to go and make…

What to do when they’re knocking at your door

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

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 than 1,300+ people through self-led classes and 48 locations have been identified as new world mission starts 
  • 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. 

New synod in Latin America forms

In October, representatives from WELS and WELS’ sister churches…

Growing in faith

Autumn is a time to be thankful for the plentiful harvest…

The wonders of God in their own tongue

On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit worked a miracle to…

You made a difference for the WELS Central Africa Medical Mission

“As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially…

From Theirs to Mine: A Friend’s Journey to Baptism

As a lay evangelist in East Asia, new believers often introduced…

Different mission field, same mission

Last year, my husband and I decided to emigrate from Hong…

Finding a way to gather

David works in a sausage factory in Finland. Ingvar delivers…

Pakuwa Pakhawa (Hope Realized)

Originally appears in the One Africa Team blog, from September…

Faces of Faith – Diosnel

Diosnel Castro Perez is from Curuguaty, a small town in rural…

Faces of Faith – Irina, Olga, and Alisa

Irina Yevpak was shocked. She was a young girl growing up in…

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