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.


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.

MAY 2020

The important work of the Mission for the Visually Impaired. Part of WELS Special Ministries, this organization produces devotional and other materials in braille, large print, and digital files and distributes them free of charge throughout the world. See how its work can impact WELS members and non-members alike.

APRIL 2020

For more than 150 years, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., has been training men to be pastors, professors, and missionaries around the world. In this edition of WELS Connection, discover more about the school’s overall ministry and its vision of service to the Lord and his people.

MARCH 2020

Many WELS congregations use kids summer Bible camps to build bridges to the gospel in their communities. In this edition of WELS Connection, see how Bethlehem Lutheran Church, a home mission in Richland Center, Wis., used a STEM camp to connect with young families in its neighborhood.


It’s been 495 years since the first Lutheran hymnal was published—it had just eight hymns. As God has blessed us with new music over the centuries, the hymnal has expanded and adapted for new communities. That process continues, with a new WELS hymnal coming out later next year. A preview of the hymnal is available now, leading up to Advent 2021 when the full hymnal—along with 17 volumes of companion materials—will be released. Learn more about what’s coming in the February WELS Connection.


A Year in Review