Name: Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Denomination type: Lutheran Bodies
Year Reporting: 2016
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Description: The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod's (WELS) calling is to nurture the faith of members and to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. WELS is the third largest Lutheran church body in the United States with 1,275 churches and a baptized membership of about 364,000. WELS supports work in mission fields in the United States and in countries around the world. WELS congregations - either individually or as federations - operate one of the largest parochial school systems in the United States. WELS is a member of the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference, an organization of 24 confessional church bodies throughout the world.