Growing In God's Grace
We have a GREAT message to tell!
We have a message that far outweighs any other!

  • ​We have a God who loves us and cares for us!
  • We know He holds the answer to all questions and the solution to ALL problems life can throw at us!
  • We know He sent His SON, Jesus, to rescue us all from the consequences of our sins!
  • We know what the future has in store for us and--it includes an eternity in heaven with Him!

Daily Devotion

Approaching God with Confidence – January 18, 2020
No Favoritism – January 17, 2020
Beloved Child – January 16, 2020
Through My Bible In 3 Years

» Through My Bible Yr 3 – January 18
» Through My Bible Yr 3 – January 17
» Through My Bible Yr 3 – January 16
WELS Together Newsletter:

» New look for Forward in Christ magazine
» WELS-ELS-LCMS continue annual informal discussions
» Funding secured for theological education facility in Vietnam
Forward in Christ

» Episode 33 – Teaching kids how money works
mom sitting with hand on parenting bookHow do we help our kids develop a God-pleasing view of “stuff”? How can we help them learn to manage the financial resources that God gives them? Linda Buxa shares her family’s approach—and how you can incorporate it in your family.
Faith Related Q and A

Is there a reason why we as the WELS don’t appear to emphasize fasting as a Christian discipline? (Or maybe we do, and it’s just been my experience to have not heard much about it?) If a believer is considering a fast as a means to draw closer to God in prayer, how would one go about it? Thank you!
How does the WELS church minister to individual churchgoers suffering from mental illness?
Generally speaking, how welcoming is the WELS church to visitors? Since the denomination shares minimal fellowship with other church bodies, can I expect to receive the cold shoulder or shunning? Lastly, why are sermons in the WELS church so brief? Relatively speaking,13-15 minutes is much shorter than other Reformed Churches I have visited. Additionally, the local WELS church I watched online did not use his Bible, during the sermon and all in all it seemed very simple and shallow in content. Lastly, if you had to pick just one, what would you identify as the biggest obstacle/challenge the WELS is currently confronting? Thank you!
What is the second type of eating in the sacrament that Lutherans confess? I don't understand how there are "two" types of eating.
I just came to this site. I see questions, but where are the answers?
I am a recovering alcoholic, so one verse that I remind myself of when I am feeling weak or unfulfilled is 2 Corinthians 12:9. I am curious if we have any idea what the thorn in Paul's side was.
Jesus said we are to forgive others, but does that mean we should stay in relationships with people who are toxic and manipulative?
Hello! Planning for a wedding can be sometimes overwhelming and stressful. I am a very strong Christian and I believe that a marriage involves three people - God, husband, and wife. Having Christ at the center of your marriage keeps you strong in all circumstances. While planning a wedding, it can get crazy with remembering to get all the physical type things done and then we can tend to forget about the spiritual focus of a wedding. What would you recommend to make sure the spiritual focus of getting married isn’t lost when planning everything else for the wedding? Thank you!
What is WELS' position on transubstantiation? Bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ or, they are the body and blood because of God's omnipresence?
I have been reading about antinatalism a lot lately, and have found many Christians who believe in it. I found this quite shocking. They say that it is a good thing not to have children because they would probably go to hell anyways. What is a Lutheran response to this?
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Just as the Father knows me and I know the Father--and I lay down my life for the sheep.(John 10:15)