One of the blessings of belonging to a synod is the opportunity to work together with fellow Christians throughout the country in carrying out the mission that God has given us to do: taking the gospel to as many people as possible. Working together with more than 1,200 other WELS congregations enables you and your congregation to accomplish many things that would be difficult or impossible to do alone. Together we train future pastors, teachers, and staff ministers. Together we plant new mission congregations in the United States and Canada. And together we carry out and support mission efforts in 45 countries around the world.
You and your congregation support that work with your fervent prayers. You also support that work through your generous offerings.
Sometimes those offerings come from individuals who want to support the synod’s work in general or who have a particular area of that work that they want to support.
The synod receives the majority of its financial support from Congregation Mission Offerings (CMO). WELS congregations typically designate an annual amount that they forward to the synod for our joint efforts. Your congregation is likely already discussing your CMO commitment and will soon inform the synod of what the amount for 2024 is expected to be.
To help you know exactly how your mission offerings are used, a special WELS Connection video has been prepared that will give you an informative glimpse into the many opportunities that God is giving us to proclaim his saving Word and to let you know how God is using your generous gifts. The video will likely be shown in your congregation before or after worship, but if you would like to see it now, you can view it online.
Thank you for your generous gifts of faith and love!
Serving with you in Christ,
WELS President Mark Schroeder