Missions

  • Connecting with communities through camps

    Home mission congregations use kids summer Bible camps to build bridges to the gospel in their communities. Learn more about these camps and consider supporting them with your gifts.

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  • Register today!

    Registration is now open for the second annual Taste of Missions event held on Saturday, July 11, at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wis. Join us for some ethnic cuisine and outdoor family fun!

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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.

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  • Faces of Faith: 2019-2020

    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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  • Thank you - we’ve reached our goal!

    Through the support and prayers of WELS members, we have SURPASSED our goal of receiving $2 million to support a theological education facility in Vietnam. Thank you to all WELS members and congregations for your support!

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  • Mission Journeys

    The official 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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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 126 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 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.

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 126 congregations with financial subsidy or district mission board/mission counselor assistance, with 26 of those being cross-cultural mission congregations. Home Missions also provides 30 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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Houston, Tex.

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Folsom, Calif. (Unsubsidized)

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Wesley Chapel, Fla. (Unsubsidized)

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Oshkosh, Wis. (Campus Ministry Enhancement)

  • NEW MISSIONS
  • Houston, Tex.
  • Folsom, Calif.
    (Unsubsidized)
  • Wesley Chapel, Fla.
    (Unsubsidized)
  • ENHANCEMENTS
  • Oshkosh, Wis. (Campus Ministry)
  • Folsom, Calif.
    (Unsubsidized)
  • Wesley Chapel, Fla.
    (Unsubsidized)

April 2020 Home Missions update

Rev. Keith Free, administrator of WELS Board for Home Missions,…

Kingdom work

Saying goodbye is a part of our ministry. Our congregation ministers…

Connecting with communities through camps

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Another church in Milwaukee

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Davante’s favorite place

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Open your eyes

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Spanish Pastors Conference meets in Puerto Rico

The 8th gathering of the Spanish Pastors Conference met in Guayama,…

Reaching souls for Jesus in West Texas

In the vast region of the high plains of West Texas lies great…

Plot Twist

One of the things I love most about being a pastor is hearing…

Alive and active

His body language was speaking loud and clear. Arms crossed.…

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 30 campus ministries with financial support and assists hundreds of other congregations in their campus ministry outreach.

Going home

We long for the comfort and peace that a home provides. Samantha…

The Lord, our shield

Glenn L. Schwanke August 15–17, 1969. Woodstock. Over a…

Confessions of faith: Kang

The Holy Spirit worked saving faith in a Korean family who claimed,…

Lavished love for loneliness

The absence of familiar things often means feeling alone, but…

MISSIONS BLOGS &
E-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 40 foreign countries and is exploring outreach opportunities in 14 additional countries. 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).

42 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 six 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 1.3 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 Productions, which has produced print items, audio and video resources, and online training resources in more than 54 languages.

Partnership in a new reality

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for…

When are you going to visit us?

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because…

Mission work in Venezuela

Henry and Tony, pastors of Most Holy Trinity Lutheran Church…

A journalist converts

We were providing relief to landslide victims in one of the most…

A flight with Jesus

A few weeks ago during family worship we read and discussed Matthew…

January 2020 Training in Hanoi

Sixty leaders and pastors of the Hmong Fellowship Church (HFC)…

The Confessional Lutheran Institute

We rightly expect that our pastors are well-prepared servants…

Christmas outreach in the Philippines

In a predominantly Roman Catholic country like the Philippines,…

Christmas Presence

Many people in our world think of Christmas as a time for presents.…

A lot to love and a lot to work on

As we walked out of the shopping mall, Missionary Abe Degner…

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