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View daily photo slideshows from the 2018 WELS International Youth Rally, held in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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About Youth and Family Ministries

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children” (Deuteronomy 6).

One of the most compelling examples of Christ’s love is found in Matthew 19:4. There Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

The mission of Youth and Family Ministry is to help and encourage parents and congregations as they bring their little children to Jesus. Of course, the work of this commission is not just for the little children, rather this ministry provides materials and encouragement for children from birth through college.


This ministry encourages and assists congregations and parents as they nurture our future church leaders in the Word from birth through high school by providing resources, encouragement, and training.

What We Do


Everyday Bible Series

WELS Commission on Youth and Family has developed and produced the Everyday Bible Series for teens.

Kids Connection

Kids Connection is a video news magazine featuring interesting and spiritually uplifting stories about people, places, and programs around WELS.

WELS International Youth Rally


The WELS International Youth Rally is a biennial event that exists to provide youth and youth leaders from across the synod a large-scale worship, education, fellowship, recreation, and service opportunity that deepens commitment to Christ and his church.

Youth and Family Ministry resources for called workers and congregational leaders are available on the WELS Resource Center.


WELS Youth and Family Ministries provides resources for individuals and congregations nationwide. Consider supporting these ministries with your prayers and gifts.


Contact WELS Youth and Family Ministries for more information.