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WELS Missions is reaching out with the saving message of the gospel in the United States, Canada, and 23 foreign countries. Missions continues to plant churches, train leaders,
and mentor fellow Lutheran Christians here and abroad. Exploratory evangelism continues throughout the world.

Sharp Contrasts from East Asia

It was so different where Ester came from in East Asia.  At…

New graduates to new missionaries

Meet Missionary William Dunn It has now been just over six…

WELS Church Extension Fund update

· $32.8 million in new loans approved for 43 congregations in…

Thank you Lutheran Women’s Mission Society

WELS Missions is blessed with many active partners who help to…

Campus Ministry Committee initiates pilot program

How do we keep our members connected to God’s Word while they…

Multi-Site Conference 2016 recap

The National Multi-Site Conference for WELS Churches met November…

Looking for a double-duty missionary

It’s not often that WELS asks an overseas missionary to serve…

A Paul-like experience

The newest WELS-sponsored project in Europe, Outreach to Roma…

PSI partners with World Missions

Simon Duoth, a Pastoral Studies Institute (PSI) student in Renton,…

Equipping Mani for ministry in India

Mani Kumar is a fourth-year seminary student at Christ Evangelical…

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.

Messages from the directors of Home and World Missions

A letter from Home Missions

Dear Fellow Witnesses, Having served as Home Missions administrator…

A letter from World Missions

Dear Friends of Missions, Greetings in the name of our Risen…

From the President: A Time for Thanks

 A Time for Thanks Normally, when we do something to help…

What's inside

May the Lord our God be with us as he was with our ancestors;…

God is richly blessing the work of WELS Home Missions. Missionaries and their members are finding ways to share God’s good news with friends,
relatives, neighbors—and sometimes even strangers at local fast food restaurants. Here are some of their stories.

2017 NEW HOME MISSIONS STARTS/ENHANCEMENTS

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Westminister, CO (2nd campus)

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Hendersonville, NC

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Mt. Lebanon, Milwaukee, Wis. (choice school)

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Huntersville, NC

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Chattanooga, TN

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Immanuel Lutheran, Waukegan, IL (Hispanic ministry)

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King of Kings, Little Rock, AR (restart)

  • NEW MISSIONS
  • Westminster, CO (2nd campus)
  • Hendersonville, NC
  • Huntersville, NC
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • ENHANCEMENT MINISTRIES
  • Mt. Lebanon, Milwaukee, WI (choice school)
  • Immanuel Lutheran, Waukegan, IL (Hispanic ministry)
  • King of Kings, Little Rock, AR (restart)
  • Chattanooga, TN

Moments with Missionaries: Castries, St. Lucia

CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA Thomas C. Spiegelberg II As pastors,…

Sharing The Good News With Every Neighbor: Home Missions: Indiana

God is richly blessing the work of WELS Home Missions. Missionaries…

A letter from Home Missions

Dear Fellow Witnesses, Having served as Home Missions administrator…

Sharing The Good News With Every Neighbor: Home Missions: South Carolina

God is richly blessing the work of WELS Home Missions. Missionaries…

Mission Updates

MISSION UPDATES Philippines Pastor Alvien De Guzman,…

Moments with Missionaries: Sparks, Nevada

SPARKS, NEVADA Steven M. Hillmer Growing up in the mid-1960s,…

Sharing The Good News With Every Neighbor: Home Missions: Michigan

God is richly blessing the work of WELS Home Missions. Missionaries…

Using Cultural Connections to further Outreach: St. Paul, Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA Julie K. Wietzke With 230 members,…

Sharing The Good News With Every Neighbor: Home Missions: More Home Missions

God is richly blessing the work of WELS Home Missions. Missionaries…

WELS Campus Ministry helps college students grow in their faith so that they can reach out to other college students with the gospel.

Connecting college students to Christ: Keeping Christian students steadfast

KEEPING CHRISTIAN STUDENTS STEADFAST Amanda M. Klemp Adele…

Connecting college students to Christ: Bringing light to the gospel

BRINGING LIGHT TO THE GOSPEL Amanda M. Klemp The campus…

Connecting college students to Christ: Finding a new church home

FINDING A NEW CHURCH HOME Amanda M. Klemp “Legitimately,…

Connecting college students to Christ: Budding outreach efforts

BUDDING OUTREACH EFFORTS Amanda M. Klemp Brian Wrobel started…

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.

Using cultural connections to further outreach

World Missions has a presence in 23 different countries;

  • serves 74,834 baptized members in Lutheran churches;
  • serves 60,000 more souls through correspondence and workshops;
  • is training more than 170 men to become pastors in their own countries;
  • is assisting national pastors to train hundreds of people to be Sunday school teachers, liturgists, evangelists, and leaders in congregations in their home countries;
  • is exploring outreach possibilities in 5 additional countries;
  • supports 41 missionaries, 9 teachers, and more than 60 lay workers in our missions; and
  • is reaching more than 194,000 via Internet outreach.

Mission Updates

MISSION UPDATES Philippines Pastor Alvien De Guzman,…

New Partnership To Broaden Outreach Efforts: Asia

MINISTRY TRAINING IN ASIA Linda R. Buxa Each year, pastors…

New Partnership To Broaden Outreach Efforts: Ethiopia

MINISTRY TRAINING IN ETHIOPIA Linda R. Buxa The Rev. Dr.…

Using Cultural Connections to further Outreach: St. Paul, Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA Julie K. Wietzke With 230 members,…

A New Way to Reach Spanish Speakers: From home, reaching thousands

FROM HOME, REACHING THOUSANDS Rachel Hartman After serving…

A letter from World Missions

Dear Friends of Missions, Greetings in the name of our Risen…

New Partnership To Broaden Outreach Efforts

MEETING EMERGING NEEDS FOR TRAINING GOD’S PEOPLE AROUND THE…

New Partnership To Broaden Outreach Efforts: South Sudan

MINISTRY TRAINING IN SOUTH SUDAN Linda R. Buxa When Peter…

To download the videos, visit the WELS Vimeo page.

Moments with Missionaries: Tomsk, Russia

Tabitha and Karl Mueller-St. Cyr Hello! We are Tabitha and…

Moments with Missionaries: Castries, St. Lucia

CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA Thomas C. Spiegelberg II As pastors,…

Moments with Missionaries: Sparks, Nevada

SPARKS, NEVADA Steven M. Hillmer Growing up in the mid-1960s,…

Moments with Missionaries: Queens, New York

QUEENS, NEW YORK Timothy C. Bourman “Never forget.”…

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

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