WELS Connection

April 2021

Central Africa Medical Mission

For decades, the Central Africa Medical Mission has been working in tandem with WELS missionaries and national sister churches in Malawi and Zambia, providing much-needed medical care to the people of Africa. Learn more about this important work this month.

March 2021

Luther Preparatory School

March’s WELS Connection highlights the oldest Lutheran high school in the United States—Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, Wis., one of WELS’ two worker-training preparatory high schools.

February 2021

Christian Aid & Relief

This is the February 2021 edition of the WELS Connection, a monthly news video from our national church body - the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). This month we take a look at WELS Christian Aid and Relief and a specific story of aid to a family in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.

January 2021

World Missions

Both in WELS Connection and in the new annual report, Forward in Christ builds on several stories, including sharing more about World Missions' TELL Network; introducing new members from home mission congregation Hope, Toronto, Ontario' and encouraging ministerial education students like Jordan Massiah.

Find out more in this month’s WELS Connection.

december 2020

Academia Cristo

WELS' mission work in Latin America is growing, thanks in part to the blessing of smartphones. The mission team has developed an innovative approach that combines the new technology of phone apps with the unchanging truths of the gospel of Jesus.

Find out more about the work of Academia Cristo in this month’s WELS Connection.

October 2020

Training the next generation

COVID-19 has had a major impact on our congregations and schools . . . and how we all do our Savior’s work together. That’s true at Martin Luther College, the WELS college of ministry, as well. But in many ways the pandemic has further reinforced the need for preparing the next generation of pastors, teachers, and staff ministers. Learn more in this month’s edition of WELS Connection.

September 2020

Reaching out in a pandemic

The year 2020 has certainly been a challenging year. But challenges create opportunities to serve a world that’s suffering . . . a world in need of Christ’s love that flows from the gospel message. This month, see how two congregations are working hard to serve their communities during these difficult times.

August 2020

100th anniversary of WELS Campus Ministry 

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of WELS Campus Ministry. WELS Connection visits two campus ministries this month—one in Gainesville, Florida, and one in Madison, Wisconsin.

July 2020

Student Financial Assistance

While Congregation Mission Offerings provide foundational support for the ministerial education schools, the WELS Endowment for Student Financial Assistance provides tuition help to students at all four ministerial education schools: Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Martin Luther College, Luther Preparatory School, and Michigan Lutheran Seminary. Learn how students appreciate and are impacted by this source of funding in this month’s edition of WELS Connection.

June 2020

WELS Christian Aid and Relief

Not everyone can travel to a disaster site to pitch in, but WELS Christian Aid and Relief represents all of us . . . by organizing volunteers, helping provide for basic needs, and assisting individuals in extraordinary situations. All this work follows from Jesus’ simple command to love our neighbor. Learn more about its work this month.