Modules & Training

Equip Women to Teach the Word

“Equip Women to Teach the Word” is a training tool for congregations that want to encourage and prepare women to serve as faithful teachers of God’s Word in different ministry settings.
July 16, 2021/by Laura Schulz

Mentoring A Returning Citizen

This module provides training resources to help church leaders prepare their members to mentor people returning to the community from incarceration.
June 28, 2021/by Laura Schulz

Prison Ministry Awareness

This module provides promotional resources to help congregations be aware of the mission potential of WELS Prison Ministry and to cultivate concern for the lost.
June 22, 2021/by Laura Schulz

Let’s Go

Let’s Go is designed to encourage and equip Christians to connect unchurched people in their lives to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
April 28, 2021/by Laura Schulz

One by One

One by One is a Bible study based on Pastor David Rosenau’s keynote presentation at the WELS National Conference on Lutheran Leadership in January of 2020.
February 18, 2021/by Laura Schulz

Everyone Outreach

Everyone Outreach is a program designed to help your congregation discover its thought habits and develop new thinking and behaviors that build a culture of outreach.
February 8, 2021/by Bri Lambrecht

Congregational Evangelism Kit

Video-based training for congregational evangelism leaders. Putting these tools in place will ensure that your congregation has a solid foundation to reach the lost in your community. 
September 8, 2020/by Laura Schulz

Catechism Class – Sample Models

Confirmation is not a biblically-mandated practice, but an ecclesiastical rite that has developed over time. This explains the variety that exists in both the understanding and practice of confirmation.
September 8, 2020/by Laura Schulz

Youth Ministry Made Simple

Learn more about Youth Ministry Made Simple in the introduction video.
August 11, 2020/by Laura Schulz

Youth Bible Study – Focused Living in Christ

Learn more about Focused Living in Christ in the introduction video.
August 11, 2020/by Laura Schulz

Acoustics and Audio for Worship

This module discusses various things a congregation will consider when trying to create a worship environment that enhances the spoken word, as well as allowing for dynamic singing.
July 31, 2020/by Laura Schulz

Effective Service Playing: The Partnership between Organist and Congregation

In this resource, principles of orchestral wind playing and communication between conductor and players are applied to the organist's tasks of playing hymns and liturgy.
February 1, 2020/by Laura Schulz

Worship Led by a Modern Ensemble

This module demonstrates the potential of leading worship with an ensemble consisting of piano, guitar, bass, hand percussion, and various solo instruments.
January 30, 2020/by Laura Schulz

Recovery Friendly Churches

This module helps congregations better understand the spiritual struggles and other dimensions of recovery for people who desire to free themselves of addiction.
January 20, 2020/by Laura Schulz

Serving as a Military Contact Pastor (MCP)

This module is intended for pastors and lay people who are interested in learning about ministry to the military.
November 13, 2019/by Laura Schulz

Worship Folders

Are you interested in upgrading your worship folders? If so, you’ll think through two issues: 1) content to include and 2) matters of design.
October 30, 2019/by Laura Schulz

Starting an Early Childhood Ministry or Lutheran Elementary School

This module helps congregations think through the reasons and logistics of starting, expanding, or revitalizing a preschool, childcare, other form of early childhood ministry, or Lutheran elementary school.
September 25, 2019/by Laura Schulz

Ministering to People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

This module helps congregations make their worship, Bible study and other activities more accessible to people who have hearing loss, whether they are deaf or hard of hearing.
August 2, 2019/by Laura Schulz

Welcome Home – Elder Training

You have discovered Welcome Home—a video-based program designed to help equip lay leaders of your congregation identify and reach out to missing members from your church family.
June 24, 2019/by Laura Schulz

Ministering to Millennials

This module helps congregations better understand the unique way millennials think about church/religion and evaluate how they are doing in retaining members and reach potential members in that generation.
October 29, 2018/by Laura Schulz

Bible Studies to Encourage Caring Congregations

This module lays the foundation of Christian love in congregational ministry: both compassion for the burdens of members and caring for those in the community whose needs can be a bridge for love and the gospel.
May 31, 2018/by Laura Schulz

Using a School or ECM for Outreach

This module lays out rationale and strategy for using you educational ministry as a bridge into the community.
May 30, 2018/by Laura Schulz

Ministerial Growth and Evaluation Process

This module lays out a program for producing an education climate with a commitment to livelong learning, continuous growth, and ongoing ministry development.
May 30, 2018/by Laura Schulz

School Accreditation & Quality Assurance

The module stresses the importance of a continuous school improvement plan for schools at all levels.
May 30, 2018/by Laura Schulz
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