WELS Together Newsletter:
|» ||Highlights of the Synodical Council winter meeting|
At its winter meeting on Feb. 23-24, the Synodical Council (SC) reviewed the encouraging financial results for calendar year 2017. Congregation Mission Offerings for 2017 were $21,358,000—an increase of $298,000 (1.4%) over 2016. Gifts from congregations were $138,000 more than subscriptions. As a result, the SC voted to fund the top three items on the Continued.
|» ||Registration opens for 2018 youth rally|
Registration is now open for the 2018 WELS International Youth Rally, June 26-29, in Bowling Green, Ohio. WELS teens from around the country and the world will meet under the theme “Never Alone,” based on Matthew 28:20, to learn about how God’s Word applies to their lives and to meet fellow Christian youth. Rev. Donn Continued.
|» ||Growing opportunities in the Philippines|
In February, Pastoral Studies Institute (PSI) team members, World Mission Seminary Professor Rev. Bradley Wordell and International Recruitment Director Rev. Jon Bare, joined Rev. Robb Raasch, the chairman of the Asia Pacific Rim Administrative Committee, on a trip to the Philippines. The purpose of the trip was to work with Rev. Alvien De Guzman of Continued.
|» ||New WELS catechism and personal Bible study|
You may not be aware that our synod, as a part of our celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, has recently produced a revision of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. The revision is not a revision of the chief parts of the catechism or Luther’s familiar answers to the question, “What does this Continued.
|» ||New movie focuses on outreach|
Filming is complete for the movie To the Ends of the Earth, an upcoming outreach film that will follow the apostle Paul and his work in Philippi. This movie is the final installment in a series of four outreach movies that are a collaboration between WELS Commission on Evangelism, WELS Commission on Discipleship, Northwestern Publishing Continued.