2014 WELS
2014 WELS
Annual Report

The Annual Report highlights
the ministry work WELS
does as synod.

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His Word

Today's Devotion

The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”
Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We...

  • This month's Heart to Heart: Parent Conversations discusses parenting mistakes. Join the conversation!

  • Read about one women's harrowing experience escaping the floods in Malawi.

  • Today, some of our fellow members of God's church are suffering. Just a few months ago, the country of Malawi...

  • At its winter meeting, held January 11-14, the Conference of Presidents (COP) received the encouraging news...

  • On Jan. 9, Teacher Tom Plitzuweit accepted the call to serve as associate director of the WELS Commission on...

  • Copies of WELS Annual Report 2014 are now available. Every WELS congregation is being sent five copies...

  • The WELS App gets an update and a date has been set for the 2015 WELS night at Miller Park.

  • View this video to learn how WELS Church Extension Fund is investing in WELS missions and ministry.

  • Hear Luther Preparatory School students share what they love about the school.

  • Download now! Digital display graphics for your church's digital display screen.

Evangelism with a smile

Check out Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries' new website. And, read how telling those who are incarcerated why you're smiling - because of Jesus! - can have a life-changing impact. This and many more stories from the ministry fields are available at www.wlim.net.

Jesus' baptism and ours

I feel this is a silly question, but today's sermon talked about Jesus being baptized. Why wasn't Jesus baptized as an infant? Why did he wait so long?
Baptism itself was not performed until the time of John the Baptist, and Jesus did not command baptism until the time of his ascension into heaven.  What was available for Jesus as an infant was circumcision, and the Bible tells us that Joseph and Mary followed God’s directive of having Jesus circumcised when he was a week old (Luke 2:21).  It was at that time that the Lord was given the...

Christians Under Construction

By Martin Spriggs, WELS Chief Technology Officer

I developed a series of Stewardship devotions called Christians Under Construction that could be used in family devotional settings.  Their focus is on how we can best use our Time, Talent and Treasure resources. Check out the devotion series and use them with your family.

November 2014 - New Home Mission Start

New WELS congregations begin with people like you... who see an opportunity. Those needs are communicated to the district mission boards, and our synod. If approved, a new home mission takes flight.