Ministry resources are ministries we would like to share with everyone. Every Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) ministry has great value in the kingdom. Therefore, as a Lutheran organization, we have a direct link to the overall WELS website. If you would like to be individually listed here, contact us. To learn more about each of these ministries, please read the brief descriptions here and visit their websites.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
WELS is a group of nearly 400,000 men, women, and children in nearly 1,300 congregations across the United States and Canada united by a common faith in Christ’s saving love. We are committed to a common calling – encouraging each other in our faith and sharing God’s gift of a Savior with the rest of the world.
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Wisconsin Lutheran College, affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, is a Lutheran liberal arts college for Christian men and women. The college is committed to providing quality teaching, scholarship, and service that are rooted in Holy Scripture; promoting the spiritual growth of students, faculty, and staff; and preparing students for lives of Christian leadership.
Time of Grace
Time of Grace is an outreach media ministry that was founded in 2001 by a small group of committed, focused Christians. The sole mission of this non-profit organization has always been to share the good news of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible through the most advanced technology available.
Mission: Educate the child in spiritual and secular matters, cooperatively with the family, in order to equip the child to be a productive citizen of God’s earthly and heavenly kingdoms.
Pilgrim School is a family environment in which the Great Commission is embraced fully through reaching and teaching an amazingly diverse, urban student body. The ethnic makeup of Pilgrim School is 50% African American, 5% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 5% Hmong, 5% African Immigrant, and 30% Northern European. Pilgrim School is a Title 1 School with 70% of its population at poverty level or below.
CrossWalk Church is a rapidly growing church in the Laveen and South Mountain Village areas of suburban Phoenix, AZ. Starting with a single service and about 35 people in the fall of 2004, CrossWalk has grown to two services with nearly 500 people worshipping each Sunday. The core of CrossWalk’s vision is to be a “church for unchurched people.” That means that we’re all about meeting people where they’re at. This attitude toward church actually goes all the way back to the earliest days of Christianity. Paul, the apostle, talks about it numerous times, for instance, in his first letter to the Corinthians (9:19-23, 10:31-33, and 14:24-25). It’s for this reason that on Sunday mornings we provide worship in “a casual atmosphere.”
A Reason For Hope (RFH)
RFH is a radio/internet ministry project that was started in March 2005 and is run under the umbrella of Don Patterson’s home congregation in Austin, Texas (Holy Word Lutheran – WELS).
Currently everyone who works on the RFH project are volunteers. RFH produces weekly 25-minute radio broadcasts on KLGO in Austin (Sundays 12:30 and 7:30 PM) and on KKMS in the Twin Cities (Sundays 7 AM).
WELS Kingdom Workers
WELS Kingdom Workers exists for the purpose of assisting the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) mission divisions in their task of making disciples according to the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ.
To accomplish this purpose, WELS Kingdom Workers will endeavor, under God
to inform WELS members of the needs and opportunities that exist in home and world mission fields;
to encourage WELS members to become personally involved in mission work;
to facilitate and coordinate volunteer efforts in mission fields;
to provide financial support for authorized, but yet unfunded, mission programs.
Lighthouse Youth Center
Lighthouse Youth Center (LYC), located at 5641 N.68th Street, in Milwaukee is a WELS urban outreach mission committed to being “A beacon for Christ to the youth of the community.” This non-profit youth center has been created to provide after school programming. Our goal is to equip youth and their families with skills necessary to become self-controlled, responsible members of society.
Lighthouse Youth Center provides a safe recreational environment where the youth of the community are able to interact with positive Christian role models. We provide tutoring and access to computer workstations. Through collaborative partnerships with nearby schools, we are able to focus on the scholastic needs of individual children and assist them in the most effective way. Community service project opportunities encourage a sense of neighborhood pride. Most importantly, the truths of Scripture are taught, and the love of Christ permeates everything we do.
Lighthouse Youth Center provides life changing ministry opportunities for volunteers. The volunteer experience includes: tutoring, mentoring, games, Christian advice giving, coordinating activities and service projects, and letting your “Light” shine.
Lighthouse Youth Center’s after school program operates on Monday through Friday afternoons. Lighthouse is staffed with volunteers from all ages; from congregations and schools all over. LYC provides an excellent opportunity to meet and work with fellow Christians who want to share the life changing name of Jesus!
To learn more about this new urban youth outreach ministry, volunteer opportunities, to offer charitable support, school mission offerings, mission festivals, or request a presentation, please contact Pastor James G. Buske.
James G. Buske