WELS Mobile Applications

Currently the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) offers one mobile application called WELS Mobile. WELS Mobile gathers much of the devotional and educational audio, video and text content from WELS.net in an easy to use application. Two of the popular devotional feeds are available in audio and text format -- the WELS Today's Devotion and Through the Bible in 3 Years series. Making both a part of your routine will provide daily encouragement and inspiration. The latest WELS videos, including the WELS Connection can also be viewed.

Using the web app (http://m.wels.net) from your mobile browser will give you up to the minute updates and is the preferred way to enjoy WELS content on your mobile phone or tablet. See below for directions on how to create a home screen icon to WELS Mobile.

How to add the WELS Mobile Web App to your home screen:

  • To add the WELS Mobile web app to the home screen of your iOS device, open Safari and visit http://m.wels.net, then follow these directions.
  • To add the WELS Mobile web app to the home screen of your Android device using the Chrome browser:
    • open Chrome and visit http://m.wels.net
    • tap the menu icon and then the star icon to add it as a bookmark
    • find it on the bookmark list, long-press on it, and select "Add to home screen"
  • To add the WELS Mobile web app to the home screen of your Windows Phone device open Internet Explorer and visit http://m.wels.net, tap the three dot menu icon in the lower right and select "pin to start"

Mobile Device Specific Apps

As an alternative you can install WELS Mobile by clicking the appropriate icon below for your particular device.The latest release is currently available on iOS and Android only. The Windows Phone version is still under development. Please note that some features on the device specific applications may be limited (i.e. background playback of audio content on iOS devices). Consider using the Web App listed above instead.

   

Complete Content Listing

  • Today's Devotions (audio, text): A short devotion delivered each weekday based on a part of God's Word to inspire, encourage and inform
  • Through the Bible in 3 Years (audio, text): A Bible reading divided into smaller sections across a 3 year schedule
  • WELSTech Podcast (audio, video, show notes): A weekly show featuring tech news, tips and conversation related to ministry
  • WELS Radio (audio): Five channels of music from WELS musicians including Seasonal, Contemporary, Instrumental, Traditional, and Children.
  • Military Devotions (audio): Weekly devotions developed specifically for our servicemen and women
  • Q & A (text): A popular feature of WELS.net that takes faith-related questions and provides answers based on Scripture 
  • WELS Connection and other short videos (video): The monthly news show highlighting work being done in the WELS and by WELS members
  • Together Newsletter (text): The bi-monthly information newsletter of the WELS
  • WELS Call Report (text): The bi-monthly reporting of pastor, teacher and staff minister calls received, accepted and returned.
  • Forward In Christ Articles (text): Articles from previous issues of the official WELS magazine featuring devotional and education topics.
  • WELS Blogs (text): Various authors from around WELS write about topics including missions, technology, aid & relief, as well as one for Spanish speakers.

In addition, most content can be shared via popular social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, as well as via email. Direct links to WELS presence on Facebook and Twitter are included.

Finally location services are now included. You can find a WELS or ELS church with the app based on your current location or by searching a city and state or zipcode. 

Watch a Demo of this App

 

Application Name: WELS Mobile

Platforms: Web, iOS, Android
Current Version: 1.1.0
Current Revision Date: 01/10/2013

Revision History:

  • Version 1.0.0
    • Initial release
  • Version 1.0.1
    • Added Together Newsletter View
    • Added WELS Call Report View
  • Version 1.0.2
    • Added WELS Radio
    • Social Network views (Facebook, Twitter)
    • iPad Version
    • New Interface Design
  • Version 1.0.3
    • Web version released
    • Location services added
    • Social sharing
  • Version 1.1.0
    • Fixed issue with inconsistent display of new feeds
    • Added "current" and "archive" tab interface for popular content like Devotions and Bible readings.
    • Added ability to search for churches by zipcode
    • Added WELS Annual Report

Initial Release Date: 05/16/2011
Organization: Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Developer: Martin Spriggs

Technical Support: support@wels.net