|» ||WELS Connection - June 2019|
The God-given mission of the church is to seek the lost. Knowing that, we rightly dedicate much effort and resources to reaching the unchurched and those who have never known their Savior. But that same zeal for missions should lead us also to recognize that we have a ripe mission field right in our own congregations, among family, friends, and neighbors who once worshiped with us but have now strayed.
|» ||WELS Connection - May 2019|
Christian Aid and Relief
Volunteers with Christian Aid and Relief provide help through labor and love when natural disasters strike.
|» ||WELS Connection - April 2019|
April: Unique Home Missions
WELS Home Missions serves different needs in different communities across the country. Through cooperation among individuals and organizations, the gospel can touch people in amazing and unexpected ways.
|» ||WELS Connection - March 2019|
March: WELS Mission Journeys
WELS Mission Journeys is a new synod program that gives regular churchgoers the opportunity to participate in mission work across the world. Attendees help those in need, experience new cultures, and develop new skills.
|» ||WELS Connection - February 2019|
February: Mentoring Pastors
Growing numbers of new pastors are remaining and thriving in the ministry with the guidance of more experienced pastors through WELS’s mentoring program.
|» ||WELS Connection - January 2019|
January: 2018 in Review
From the growth in WELS World and Home Missions to the excitement of the WELS International Youth Rally to the release of the updated WELS mobile app, 2018 was a truly blessed year for the synod.
|» ||WELS Connection - December 2018 - WELS Missions in Vietnam|
December: WELS Missions in Vietnam
WELS Missions is growing. With the help of the WELS Pastoral Studies Institute, WELS Missions is opening a theological training facility in the capitol of Vietnam.
|» ||WELS Connection - November 2018 - Youth Ministry|
November: Youth Ministry
WELS Kids Connection and the International Youth Rally are just two ways WELS is helping assist parents in their important role of passing on the gospel of Jesus to the next generation.
|» ||WELS Connection - October 2018 - Home Missions reaching Military Families|
October: Home Missions reaching Military Families
Through the support of the WELS Church Extension Fund, home mission congregations are reaching out to military families through community outreach activities like “Time with Tots” and soccer/sports nights.
|» ||WELS Connection - September 2018 - Mission and Ministry Sunday|
September: Mission and Ministry Sunday
The WELS Commission on Evangelism has finished its final video in its series of four outreach driven movies. To the Ends of the Earth and additional Bible study resources are available for use in your congregation this October for your Mission and Ministry Sunday.
|» ||WELS Connection - June 2018 - Telling the Next Generation|
WELS early childhood educational system is growing at an all-time high and creating opportunity to connect new families to the good news of Jesus.
|» ||WELS Connection - May 2018 - Multi-Site Ministry|
Laypeople in congregations often see opportunities for gospel outreach. Synod partners with these new missions by offering resources and expertise.
|» ||WELS Connection - April 2018 - 125th Anniversary of the WELS Native American Mission|
The celebration of the start and continuation of the WELS Native American Mission at the Apache Reservation.
|» ||WELS Connection - March 2018 - Ministerial Education|
Due to the large number of teachers reaching retirement age, the need for more teachers is growing, especially in urban settings.
|» ||WELS Connection - February 2018 - Christian Aid and Relief|
Recent natural disasters and tragedies offer opportunity to show love, help, and support for those in need through Christian Aid and Relief.
|» ||WELS Connection - January 2018 - A Year in Review|
Highlights of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, a demographic study by the Commission on Congregational Counseling, and major growth throughout Home Missions.
|» ||WELS Connection - December 2017|
December: Bringing the gospel to new communities
WELS Home Mission congregations use their resources creatively to bring the gospel to new corners of the world.
|» ||WELS Connection - November 2017|
November: WELS demographic report highlights
After a demographic report shows the findings and latest membership trends happening in congregations throughout our synod, WELS Commission on Congregational Counseling puts forth efforts to respond to these challenges and opportunities.
|» ||WELS Connection - October 2017|
October: 500th Anniversary of the Reformation brings blessings
This year representatives of confessional Lutheran church bodies from around the world gathered in Germany for a conference, and WELS delegates convened for the 64th Biennial WELS Synod convention in Watertown, Wis., to remember the Reformation and consider the future.
|» ||WELS Connection - September 2017|
September: Workers for his harvest field
As school is starting, keep encouraging the young people in your family and in your congregation to consider preparing for the public ministry to work in the Lord’s harvest field.
|» ||WELS Connection - August 2017|
WELS Christian Aid and Relief
WELS Christian Aid and Relief provides help and support to those in need while sharing the gospel.
|» ||WELS Connection - July 2017|
WELS Mission and Ministry Sunday
Spring and Fall mission festivals with tailored worship and Bible studies are on-going and provide an opportunity for missionaries returning from the field, to share their experiences of proclaiming the gospel abroad with WELS congregations here.
|» ||WELS Connection - June 2017|
WELS home missions plant churches by building communities and strengthening relationships through shared experiences. One opportunity to do this is by hosting a showing of the new movie, "Martin Luther: A Return to Grace."
|» ||WELS Connection - May 2017|
Congregational Partner Grant Program
Martin Luther College's new grant program makes it easier for congregations to support students going to MLC.
|» ||WELS Connection - April 2017|
WELS Ministerial schools is adapting to training men for leadership roles in our world mission fields.