A Case for Character

Call extended

The seminary’s governing board, in conjunction with the WELS Joint Mission Council, extended a call to Pastor Michael Ewart to serve as the next director of the Pastoral Studies Institute (PSI) and member of the ...

The Lord Continually Forms His People For Service

The Lord is always at work. He never takes a vacation.  Jesus told the Jewish leaders persecuting him for healing a man on the Sabbath, “My Father is always at his work to this very ...

Symposium 2022

Today, September 19, our annual Symposium began on campus. This year's Symposium focuses on the topic of compassion ministry. We live in a cultural setting where many are wrestling with how the church can become ...

A Manual for Creating Atheists

Last Chance to Match

Time is running out to take advantage of this very generous offer!  One of our donors stepped forward to help make our work possible. Our donor challenges you to a matching grant: $25,000 before November 30, ...

Ministry Grants Available NOW!

Apply today for a $1,000 gift intended to encourage WELS pastors to partner with their lay leaders as they study and grow together. A retired pastor and his wife gifted this for pastors and lay leaders to ...

Lay Leader Continuing Education Support

The support of lay leaders is a critical element of encouraging spiritual and professional growth among pastors and other called workers in all their God-given callings (spouse, parent, friend, neighbor, etc.) Providing such encouragement is ...

Changes to the STM Program in 2023

Perhaps you have heard through the grapevine that changes are coming to the Masters of Sacred Theology (STM) program. That is true, beginning in January. Here is a short summary of what it all means…. ...

Psalm 128

On Sunday morning, do you ever watch your members as they arrive for worship? Do they come by car? By bicycle? On foot? When I served as a pastor in Japan, people came by all ...