WELS

  WELS  
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) - The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod began in 1850 with three German pastors meeting in Milwaukee, WI. Since then, the WELS has grown to 1239 congregations, 289 childhood educational schools, 366 Lutheran elementary schools, and 22 Lutheran high schools.  As men, women, and children united in faith and worship by the Word of God, the WELS exists to make disciples throughout the world for time and for eternity, using the Gospel in Word and Sacrament to win the lost for Christ and to nurture believers for lives of Christian service, all to the glory of God.