Campus Ministry Resources

TILM MISSION TRIP OPPORTUNITIES

Each year Truth in Love Ministry (TILM) hosts an outreach campaign in the Salt Lake City area with people from across the country. This year the weeks are June 8-15 or June 15-22. Our focus is reaching Mormons. This is not your typical door to door canvass; our missionary teams commonly engage in extended witness opportunities at the doors. You see, Mormons treat our teams with the same respect they hope for their young people who go out on missions. Their faith is often very important to them and so they welcome spiritual conversations.

More information and resources are available for download below.

 

2019-2020 FUNDING REQUEST

The WELS Campus Ministry Committee (CMC) is a volunteer committee comprised of pastors and laymen who support the work of campus ministry throughout the synod. The CMC provides mentoring, ministry development, and student training materials/programs. The CMC also receives a budget from the Board for Home Missions (BHM) to assist campus ministries.

If you would like to request funding for the 2019-2020 school year from the CMC, please read the downloadable resource below and submit the requested information by May 1.

For questions or more information, please contact Ginny Mundstock at 414-256-3279 or ginny.mundstock@wels.net.

Request Letter is available for download below.

 

Campus Ministry Staff Conference Resources

Registration is now open for the 2019 Campus Ministry Staff Conference, “Defending the Faith,” May 20-21, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Pewaukee-Milwaukee West.

We hope this conference:

  • Allows campus pastors and workers to share ideas.
  • Provides mutual support and encouragement through dialogue and fellowship.
  • Fosters new campus ministry efforts.
  • Provides information for others to reference as they begin or carry out their campus work.

Learn more about this conference

“Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” Resources

To download resources to use in promoting the “Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” synodwide special offering, click the heading above to view and select.

This package contains the following resources:

  • Worship materials for a special “Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” Mission Festival (Worship helps and sermon)
  • Digital Files of all print pieces: 8 page casebook, 4 page informational flier, and smaller 8 page congregational brochure.
  • PowerPoint presentation (with notes)
  • Link to a online version of the December 2018 WELS Connection, featuring Hmong outreach in Vietnam
  • Promotional poster
  • Bulletin inserts – Available in color and black and white
  • “Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” logos
  • Informational text for bulletins and church and school newsletters
  • Digital display and PowerPoint graphic
  • Digital Bulletin Board kit – 8.5 x 11″ pages for printing; pick and choose which pages you would like to use
  • Link to Northwestern Publishing House (NPH) where congregations can order additional congregational brochures

The Word of the Lord Grows: Christian Apache Voices – Bible Study Materials

Rev. Dr. William Kessel was asked to give a 50 minute presentation at the 125th anniversary celebration of the Lutheran Apache Mission on October 287, 2018. Dr. Kessel wanted to let Apaches from the past illustrate how the Word of the Lord has grown and spread for over 10 decades. Thus, he provided a history in stories in which nine Apaches use their own words to share the goodness of the Lord. The speakers were from various locations: East Fork, Cibecue, North Fork, and Whiteriver. They included young and old, men and women. Both churches and schools were represented as well as the orphanage.

The Apache way of learning includes pondering and discussing stories. To that end, Dr. Kessel has also prepared 10 Bible Studies to accompany his paper. We hope this material can be put to good use in congregations and schools. In this package, you will find the 10 Bible Studies as well as the Answer Key.

May God bless you as you speak His truth in love and share the Good News of salvation. And the Word of the Lord Grows.

WELS Mission Journeys – Promotional Resources

Download free print resources you can use to promote Mission Journeys within your church, school, or organization. For more information on the program, visit wels.net/missionjourneys.

Cultural Fair Resources

Download free resources to plan your school’s Cultural Fair. To request a mission speaker for an accompanying Mission Festival Church Service, visit wels.net/speaker-request.

Vicar in Mission Setting Resources

You and your congregation’s participation in the Vicar in Mission Setting (ViMS) program is highly valued. Together we as representatives of the Board for Home Missions (BHM) and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (WLS) see you as an integral part of training the next generation of mission-minded pastors.

We praise God for you and for your congregation and we value our partnership.

In sharing your plan for training the vicar, it might be good to consults the documents listed below.

To begin the Vicar in Mission Setting request process:

  1. Proceed to My WELS Cloud.
  2. For WELS Cloud sign-in help, select Get Help button. OR
  3. Select Proceed to My WELS Cloud button to sign in.
  4. Under Church, select Vicar in Mission Setting Request.
  5. Enter at least three digits of Zip/Postal code to lookup your congregation.
  6. Review instructions to create a new request.
  7. Complete all tabs and submit.

PowerPoint Instructions for Home Missions Monthly Statistics Report Form

Cross-Cultural Toolkit

Do you have an opportunity for cross-cultural ministry in your area? Learn what steps you can take to expand that ministry.

Powerpoint Presentations: Home Missions

To download Powerpoint presentations from home missions, click the heading above to view and select.