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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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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 2013 - Synod Convention
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Every two years WELS delegates from across the country come together to share ideas and make decisions at our synod convention. Let’s hear about a few items highlighted from the 2013 Synod Convention: plans for Home and World Missions; Bible translation, and the production of “Come Follow Me.”

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December 2011 - Year in review
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2011 is nearly behind us. It’s been an eventful year . . . with natural disasters and political controversies. Despite the turmoil, God’s grace to us as individual Christians, and his blessings to us as a church body remain constant. Our synod president, Rev. Mark Schroeder, reviews those blessings this past year—and how God is using WELS for his purposes through your support.

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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.