WELS Connection Video Series

WELS Connection Video Series

The WELS Connection video series has transported viewers around the country—and the world—in an ongoing effort to keep our Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) congregations connected. Video has the special ability to bring the sights and sounds of our Lord’s work directly into our congregations. WELS Connection feature stories give viewers a first-hand look at nearly every aspect of our church’s mission and ministry—from home and world missions to youth ministry and ministerial education. Plus, the program reports on the work taking place within individual congregations across the country. It’s a “news you can use” approach—designed to communicate good ideas that other congregations and individuals might want to consider.

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» WELS Connection - January 2020

A Year in Review

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» WELS Connection - December 2019

WELS Prison Ministries

The WELS Special Ministries Commission exists to serve those whose needs aren't fully met in a traditional congregational setting. Just a few examples are; men and women serving in the military, the visually impaired or hard of hearing, people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and those who are in prison. Every community has incarcerated people who could benefit from the services of WELS Special Ministries.

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» WELS Connection - November 2019

November: Africa Mission Opportunities

The One Africa Team is a valuable platform for connecting to the growing opportunities in Africa. The work in Africa is entering an exciting new phase. As the national churches there mature and communication technologies improve—God is giving us new opportunities to spread the gospel through our national partners to new places.

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» WELS Connection - October 2019

October: Equipping Christian Witnesses

Martin Luther College (MLC), New Ulm, Minn. is recognizing 150+ years of ministerial training in our synod by celebrating the 2020 silver anniversary of MLC with a two-year campaign. The title, “Equipping Christian Witnesses,” reflects not only the mission of its institution—to train a corps of Christian witnesses to meet WELS ministry needs—but also the pillars of the campaign; Recruitment, Financial Aid, and Facilities.

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» WELS Connection - September 2019

September: 2019 WELS Synod Convention Recap

The 2019 Synod Convention was held July 29 -August 1 on the campus of Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn. There, more than 400 delegates met under the theme, ”For the Generations to Come”. Bringing together lay and called worker representatives from all over the country allows our church body to build consensus as we plan our future gospel ministry work.

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» WELS Connection - August 2019

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» WELS Connection - June 2019


The God-given mission of the church is to seek the lost. Knowing that, we rightly dedicate much effort and resources to reaching the unchurched and those who have never known their Savior. But that same zeal for missions should lead us also to recognize that we have a ripe mission field right in our own congregations, among family, friends, and neighbors who once worshiped with us but have now strayed.

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» WELS Connection - May 2019

Christian Aid and Relief

Volunteers with Christian Aid and Relief provide help through labor and love when natural disasters strike.

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» WELS Connection - April 2019

April: Unique Home Missions

WELS Home Missions serves different needs in different communities across the country. Through cooperation among individuals and organizations, the gospel can touch people in amazing and unexpected ways.

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» WELS Connection - March 2019

March: WELS Mission Journeys

WELS Mission Journeys is a new synod program that gives regular churchgoers the opportunity to participate in mission work across the world. Attendees help those in need, experience new cultures, and develop new skills.

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Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. ~ LUKE 12:32