Congregation Mission Offerings

Our congregations carry out the Great Commission both locally and by joining together as a synod to reach “all nations” by training, equipping, sending, and supporting workers in the U.S. and 40 other countries. Our Congregation Mission Offerings (CMO) are the main source for funding synodical ministry. Please note: The cutoff date for remitting 2019 CMO was Wed., Jan. 8. Subscriptions for 2020 are due Fri., Feb. 7 at noon (Central).

CMO setting materials

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How were congregation mission offerings in 2018?

2018 offerings totaled $21.1 million. This was 0.7 percent below commitments and 1.2 percent below prior year receipts.

Why give to WELS?

Your partnership with WELS enables you to advance Christ’s kingdom in ways that you can’t do as easily or as well on your own. To learn more, read “Doing More Together” here.


An Encouraging Word e-newsletter
Ideas for promoting joyful giving in your congregation

Annual Report
Highlights ministry carried out by our synod in the previous calendar year as well as plans for the future

Stewardship program
Programs and resources to help congregations encourage members towards biblical stewardship

Together e-newsletter
The latest synod updates twice a month

WELS Connection
Show this monthly video before, during, or after the worship service to highlight the work we are doing together in WELS