• Faces of Faith now available

    This new, 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.

    View it digitally
  • 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.

    Learn more
  • Reaching Native Christians

    The Native American missions is training Native Christian leaders as it continues moving forward with the message of salvation.

    Learn more
  • Thank you, LWMS!

    The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society is an amazing partner of WELS Missions. View recorded sessions from the 55th annual LWMS Convention.

    Watch now
  • 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 2018 events.

    Request a speaker


WELS Missions is reaching out with the saving message of the gospel in the United States, Canada, and 58 foreign countries. Missions continues to plant churches, train leaders,
and mentor fellow Lutheran Christians here and abroad. Exploratory evangelism continues throughout the world.


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.

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.



Brandon, SD


Grace, Milwaukee, WI

Hobart, WI

Horicon, WI

Epiphany and First Lutheran, Racine, WI

Trinity, Waukesha, WI


Joplin, MO


Phoenix, AZ
(2nd campus)


Reno, NV


Ascension, Harrisburg, PA


Crown of Life, Corona, CA
(Additional pastor for 4 campuses)


Grace, Seattle, WA


Shepherd of the Hills, Knoxville, TN

  • Brandon, SD
  • Grace, Milwaukee, WI
  • Hobart, WI
  • Horicon, WI
  • Joplin, MO
  • Phoenix, AZ
    (2nd campus)
  • Reno, NV
  • Ascension, Harrisburg, PA
  • 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
  • Shepherd of the Hills, Knoxville, TN
  • Trinity, Waukesha, WI
    (Hispanic ministry)

Merging for the Mission

“We would love to start a new program, but there’s no room…

The best training program you might not know about

Dear Christian Friend, It is the best training program most…

Needing to Share Jesus

When it became about sharing Jesus with another broken heart,…

"I Knew I Needed Peace"

Redeemer Lutheran Church in Edna, Texas began worshiping at its…

God Doesn’t Call the Prepared

Wendy Wright is a member of the Core Group that is starting a…

The one thing we can't do is nothing

What do you get when you combine a spread-out church membership,…

How to Reach Out... When You Can't Get In

The mission was clear. We want to be a church that reaches OUT…

The Lord knows there will be days like this

For many, the end of August is an enchanting time. Like a fireworks…

A Recipe for Intercultural Outreach

As the horizon of cultures expands in the United States, we ponder…

It's About Saving Souls

Terri lives right across the street from our church... Literally.…

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

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,…

New Campus Center and Church, Stevens Point, WI

On January 29, 2017, approximately 175 people gathered in a morning…

Renovation Complete, New Goals in Stevens Point, WI

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


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 is reaching out with the saving message of the gospel in 40 countries;

  • is celebrating 125 years of mission work in 2018, as WELS sent its first missionaries to the Apache tribes back in 1893;
  • is in fellowship with 105,465 Lutherans around the world;
  • has 45 missionaries in the field training national pastors and conducting outreach;
  • supports 13 teachers and more than 60 laypeople as they reach out to children and adults with the gospel;
  • is exploring outreach opportunities in 14 prospective new mission fields;
  • reaches more than 1 million people in Latin America with the gospel through the Academia Cristo Facebook page; and
  • continues to partner with Multi-Language Publications (MLP), which has printed more than 2.9 million items in more than 52 languages.

Walking Between Two Elephants

The current political situation in West Africa has created great…

Worship Wrestling

Originally appears on the One Africa Team Blog. To subscribe…

From the Far Side of the Sea

For my wife Connie and I, the words penned by ancient Israel’s…

Update on an amazing opportunity in Vietnam

The Hmong Fellowship Church (HFC), a Christian church body in…

Faces of Faith - Tsavxue Ham

Brothers and sisters in Christ - I’d like you to meet my friend…

The Good News does not stop with you!

Mexico City - 8.9 million people. Bogotá, Colombia - 7.8…

Bearing Much Fruit

I want to tell you about a friend. We’ll say her name is "Lydia".…

Adversity Turned to Blessing

God can turn any adversity into unexpected blessing! We need…

The Lord Blesses Hmong Outreach in Vietnam

It all started when a leader within the Hmong Fellowship Church…

Africa Updates - Mission Work in Liberia, Unrest in Cameroon

Mission Work in Liberia Do you call it reaching out? Or reaching…

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