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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 August WELS Connection

Our Great Commission . . . a commission that you’re involved in as part of our synod . . . supports missions in the U.S. and in more than 20 foreign countries.

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July 2013 - WELS digital communication

If you know history, you know the printing press was invented just before the Reformation. Martin Luther used this new technology like no one before, churning out an enormous number of publications—vigorously spreading the gospel with the cutting edge technology of his day. That tradition continues.

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Coming Up in July WELS Connection

In his day, Martin Luther used the cutting edge technology of a printing press to spread the gospel. That tradition continues today .

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June 2013 - Home Missions-Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Smaller congregations have a close-knit atmosphere that many find rewarding. Larger congregations have advantages too, like expanded ministries and more opportunities to be involved. This next story brings those two ideas together, at a home mission in South Carolina.

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Bringing the Word to the World

Examples of how publications and multiple forms of media are being used by Multi-Language Publications to spread God's Word around the world.

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October 2011 - Ukraine

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

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

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

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

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.