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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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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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In the Beginning - It All Starts with God!
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Need a break? Are you seeking refuge from the daily stresses of raising a child with developmental disabilities? Pastor Zeitler, whose daughter has special needs, directs us to the first place we should go, namely to God who "is our refuge and our strength." Psalm 46:1.

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October 2013 - Call Day
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Where do pastors come from? Each May, some of our WELS congregations bring requests for a new pastor to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, where young men present themselves for service after eight to twelve years of study. How does the Lord place a particular graduate in a particular congregation? Let’s hear the story of pastoral candidate Jacob Hoff.

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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.

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June 2011- Central Africa Medical Mission
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Building bridges to the gospel is a phrase often used to describe our synod’s mission work around the world. Much like Jesus used a woman’s need for water to start a discussion about spiritual matters—so we often use medical care and other humanitarian aid to open the door for outreach.

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May 2011- Church Extension Fund
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A look at how Home Missions partners with Church Extension Fund to build worship facilities for mission congregations.