President Mark Schroeder
President Mark Schroeder
Easter message

WELS President Mark Schroeder
shares a message of hope through
the good news of Easter.

Peace for the
Peace for the
Weary traveler

Christ’s resurrection on
Easter gives us peace
on life’s journey.

2014 Worship Conference
2014 Worship Conference

Children’s and High School honor
choir application deadline
extended to May 1.

His Word

Today's Devotion

Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

New Minor Prepares Students for Urban Ministry

MLC is developing a new minor in urban education and calling an urban ministry professor 2014-2015. The new program comes in response to a request from the WELS Conference of Presidents for more teachers qualified to teach in urban schools.
“Urban ministry is growing rapidly,” says Professor Paul Tess, director of clinical studies. “Enrollment is rising in central city schools that share the gospel and offer strong academic programs. A critical need for these growing schools is well-prepared teacher candidates who are ready to go on day one.”

The importance of Sola Fide

As I understand, the Lutheran view is Faith=Salvation and Salvation brings about Good Works. The Roman Catholic view is that Faith + Good Works = Salvation. In both cases, you have Faith, Works, and Salvation. Why is the difference so important?
What an important question!  You are correct in understanding that works enter into the teachings of both churches, but the motivation for doing those works is entirely different.    . . .


Erica Brauer is married to Pastor Bart Brauer. The Brauers are members of Spirit of Life Lutheran Church in Caledonia, Michigan. Erica writes about her friendship with a neighbor and the journey to her daughter’s baptism.

My husband, Bart and I, along with our 4 month-old son, moved into our very first parsonage in July of 2002. We were surrounded by many lovely families.  Brittany was the 10 year-old girl next door at the time. . . .

March 2014 - Worship Conference

It’s not too early to start planning for the national worship conference set for late July. Should your congregation consider sending your music director? Absolutely . . . but that’s just the beginning.