Schools of


Telling the Next Generation

Telling the Next Generation serves congregations of the WELS with planning, assistance, and resources for implementation of outreach strategies utilizing their Lutheran elementary school and/or early childhood ministry.

School of Outreach

Are you wondering how your church can reach out more to its own community? Do you ever wonder what evangelism even means and how it applies to you, your congregation, and community? WELS Commission on Evangelism offers the School of Outreach for WELS congregations.


School of Worship Enrichment

The School of Worship Enrichment is a day and a half event that enables participants to analyze existing worship practices and to plan strategies for beneficial innovation and renewal.

School of Strategic Planning

The School of Strategic Planning is a day and a half event that enables participants to examine and analyze the tools used for strategic planning within the church. It follows the format of the popular School of Outreach (conducted by WELS Commission on Evangelism) and School of Worship Enrichment (conducted by the WELS Commission on Worship).


School of Youth Ministry

Transformed: Equipping Youth Leaders is an eight-part video series that includes presentations by youth workers from around the synod and shares ideas and resources to help congregations transform their youth ministries.