WELS Home Missions reaches out with the life-saving message of the gospel throughout the United States, Canada, and English-speaking West Indies (Antigua, Grenada, and St. Lucia). Home Missions currently supports 125 congregations with financial subsidy or district mission board/mission counselor assistance, some with more than 20 different cultural background represented in their membership. Home Missions also supports more than 32 campus ministries.
14 District Mission Boards (DMBs), comprised of 2-4 pastors and 2-4 laymen volunteers, work to start new missions and support existing missions in their districts. The DMB chairman and one lay volunteer from each district serve as voting members on the Board for Home Missions. This Board for Home Missions (BHM) meets twice a year to vote on the new starts and enhancement ministries for the next year and set overall direction for WELS Home Missions.
Home Missions Statistics:
- 125 Home Mission congregations
- 17 new mission starts/enhancements in 2018
- 81 new mission starts/enhancements since 2011
- Home Missions in 35 states
- Supports 23 congregations that are part of multi-site ministries