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November 2010 - Christian giving

November is the month we think about Thanksgiving—not just a holiday, but a way of life. Watch the story of Martin Karst, a barber from Topeka, Kansas, who counts the blessings God has given him—and he expresses his thankfulness with his gifts.  

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January 2014 - 50 years of mission work in Malawi
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The year was 1963 and that was the beginning of our WELS mission in the country now known as Malawi. So what does 50 years of mission work look like? Let’s take a trip to Malawi and join the 50th Anniversary celebration of our largest mission church: the Lutheran Church of Central Africa—Malawi Synod.

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December 2013 - Year in review
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As 2013 comes to a close, let’s take a moment to summarize a few of the many blessings God has provided our synod this year.

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Coming Up in January 2014 WELS Connection
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Celebrate 50 years of mission work in Malawi.

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Response in Washington, Ill.
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WELS Christian Aid and Relief offered support to assist a congregation in reaching out to its community after a tornado hit Washington, Ill.

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November 2013 - WELS Christian Aid and Relief
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Christian love. It’s something that faith in Christ produces in the heart of every Christian. But what does it look like on the ground? Today, one answer to that question . . . a story that begins in New York.

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November 2011 - Walking Together
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Jesus’ final instructions to us as Christians were to go and make disciples of all nations. It’s a mission we as a synod walk together to accomplish. As the opportunities for outreach expand around the globe—so too does the need for workers willing to go. Our ministry training schools are stepping up to meet the need.

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October 2011 - Ukraine
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This past June, representatives from 33 countries met in Minnesota for the triennial convention of the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference—or CELC. As an international fellowship of confessional Lutheran churches, the CELC is a reminder that there are Christians all over the world walking together with us in WELS—in places like Ukraine.

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September 2011 – Biennial WELS Synod Convention
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This past July, more than 400 called workers and laymen from around the country gathered in convention to chart the course for our synod for the next two years. Among the many developments, they set a direction to resume a careful expansion of our mission fields both home and abroad.

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August 2011 - Early childhood ministries
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Our synod reached a significant milestone this past school year. For the first time, more than 10-thousand children were enrolled in our congregations’ preschools and day cares. The challenge now is to connect their families to the Word through the nearly 400 congregations operating these ministries. Individual churches, and the synod as a whole, are taking steps to do just that.

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July 2011- Martin Luther College missions volunteers
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Going door-to-door is a vital part of the outreach strategy of many congregations—especially when you’re a new mission looking to establish yourself in the community. For years, our ministerial education schools have partnered with our home missions and the volunteer organization WELS Kingdom Workers to get the work done. It’s work that pays eternal dividends.