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WELS News & Publications
WELS Together Newsletter:
» Conference of Presidents spring 2018 meeting summary
At its recent meeting, the Conference of Presidents (COP) reviewed the pastoral vacancy situation. It was reported that there are 125 vacancies for pastorally trained positions, with 106 of those in parishes. The vacancy rate remains high, although it has not increased since last fall. The COP has received questions about whether the Scouting organizations Continued.
» Home Missions approves new mission starts
On April 13, the Board for Home Missions approved support for seven new mission congregations as well as support to enhance mission-minded ministry at seven other congregations. “Being a part of the process that determines which new starts and enhancements to support is challenging but rewarding,” says Rev. Wayne Uhlhorn, chairman of the Board for Continued.
Forward in Christ Magazine
» God’s map
We might not know where we’re going, but God does.  Nicole Peterson  “Sweetheart, the map is not wrong.”  “Tim. It is. We followed exactly the roads indicated on this map and here we are.”  “Nic, clearly we didn’t.”  Tim and I, barely thirty years old and just days into our new marriage, were standing at the top of the Waimea Canyon Continued.
» Reaching Native Christians 
WELS’ first missionaries to a foreign nation stepped off the train in Arizona determined to share the gospel with the Apache people.  Daniel J. Rautenberg and Debbie K. Dietrich  “This is the worst of times to begin an Indian mission.” So said a veteran missionary in 1876 as the Iowa synod was deciding whether or not to begin a gospel outreach effort to American Indians.   Continued.