Modules & Training

Apologetics: Defending the Faith

Defending the Faith is a six-lesson apologetics Bible study to help our people think through clearly how to engage in conversation with skeptics of the Christian faith.
April 3, 2024/by Laura Schulz

Youth Resource – Never Too Young to Talk About Jesus

It can be intimidating for a teenager to talk about Jesus with those who don’t yet know him. How can we help teens see sharing their faith as their responsibility and privilege?
September 18, 2023/by Laura Schulz

Stewardship Legacy

The Stewardship Legacy Series will be developed to provide multiple years of stewardship resources that encourage whole-life stewardship. The first set is uploaded entitled, “A Time for Everything.” Called workers and church leaders will find worship ideas, sample sermons, and Bible study resources.
June 12, 2023/by Laura Schulz

Helping the Hurting with Hope

This module is a Bible class to help participants appreciate the role of compassion in a Christian’s personal and congregational life.
February 17, 2023/by Laura Schulz

Youth Bible Study – Who Am I?

“Who Am I?” is a three-part youth ministry resource that takes an in-depth look at real-life problems that overwhelm teens.
December 8, 2022/by Laura Schulz

WELS Youth Night

“Youth Night” provides a series of youth-focused events for high school youth from local WELS congregations.
June 24, 2022/by Laura Schulz

In Season and Out of Season

In Season and Out of Season uses the apostle Paul’s evangelism efforts in the city of Philippi as an example to encourage Christians to be ready to share their faith whether it is convenient or inconvenient, expected or unexpected.
June 3, 2022/by Laura Schulz

Telling the Next Generation

Telling the Next Generation is a ministry provided by the WELS Commission on Evangelism and the Commission on Lutheran Schools. The program serves congregations of the WELS with planning, assistance, and resources for implementation of outreach and harvest strategies utilizing their Lutheran elementary school and/or early childhood ministry.
January 9, 2022/by Laura Schulz

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
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