WELS Home Missions is blessed to plant churches and assist mission-minded congregations in the United States, Canada, and English-speaking West Indies. Home Missions currently supports 114 congregations with financial subsidy or district mission board/mission counselor assistance, with 17 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.
WELS has fourteen Home Missions districts, each with their own District Mission Board (DMBs). These DMBs, comprised of pastor and lay volunteers, work to start new missions and support existing missions in their districts. Two representatives from each district serve on the Board for Home Missions. This Board for Home Missions votes on the new starts and enhancement ministries for the next year and sets overall direction for WELS Home Missions. DMBs and home mission churches are supported by three home mission counselors and one Hispanic outreach consultant. These mission counselors work with DMBs to develop new home missions and provide counseling and assistance to home mission congregations and the home missionaries who serve them.
- 114 home mission congregations
- 6 new mission starts/enhancements in 2020
- 95 new mission starts/enhancements since 2011
- Home Missions in 35 states, Canada, and English-speaking West Indies
- 17 cross-cultural missions
- Financially supports 25 campus ministries