WISCONSIN - Because its founders in 1850 began in Milwaukee, WI, it's headquarters. Our church is active in all 50 states and 20 world fields.
Our national affiliation -
The Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod ( WELS )
EVANGELICAL - because it is dedicated to the evangel ( good news ) of salvation by grace through faith alone.
LUTHERAN - because it reflects the freeing message uncovered again by Martin Luther in the Reformation of the Church in the 1500's
SYNOD - because this Greek word, meaning "walking together" is a fellowship of 1200 congregations working together to train pastors, to build home and world missions, and to watch out for pure teachings of God's Word in a world filled with so many of the Devil's lies.