Home, World, and Joint Missions Projects Booklet

Download and view the 2020-2021 Home, World, and Joint Missions Projects Booklet, prepared by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) and the WELS Missions Office.

“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:

  • Bulletin inserts/flyers to help communicate that we’ve hit our $2 million goal for Hmong outreach in Vietnam
  • Worship materials for a special “Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” Mission Festival (Worship helps, sermon and special prayer)
  • PowerPoint presentation (with notes)
  • Link to a online version of the December 2018 WELS Connection, featuring Hmong outreach in Vietnam
  • Video of presentation originally given by World Missions Administrator Rev. Larry Schlomer (Contact missionspromotions@wels.net for password)
  • Promotional poster
  • Bulletin inserts – Available in color and black and white
  • Informational text for bulletins and church and school newsletters
  • Digital Files of all print pieces: 8 page casebook, 4 page informational flier, and smaller 8 page congregational brochure.
  • Digital Bulletin Board kit – 8.5 x 11″ pages for printing; pick and choose which pages you would like to use
  • Digital display and PowerPoint graphic
  • “Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” logo

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.

Mission Journeys 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.

School Resources

Hey teachers! Here are some Missions resources you can use at your school. View the LWMS Project Booklet to pick your school’s quarterly mission project. Utilize LWMS Kid’s c.a.r.e lesson plans. Plan a Cultural Fair for your students using the resources provided. Learn about new ways to get your students interested in and involved in WELS mission work.

Promotions Toolkit

Download and use any of these items to promote WELS Home, World, and Joint Missions at your congregation, school, or small group. For more information or to request physical copies of the posters or maps, contact missionspromotions@wels.net.

Mission Festival Resources

Please see the Missions Speaker Event – Offering Form and the Missions Speaker Event – Guidelines for Honorariums and Expenses form for information that will be helpful in coordinating event details with your Missions Speaker. We ask that you pass around the Interest Sign-Up Sheet – Mission Speaker Events (Legal Size) at your event for people to fill out, and then share with the Missions Promotions team at missionspromotions@wels.net.

Feel free to use any and all of the Mission Festival promotional materials to get the word out to your congregation about the special event. If you would like to request additional information about a specific mission field for your Missions Festival, please email missionspromotions@wels.net.