The Wisconsin Evangelican Lutheran Synod was formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1850. It is a North American Confessional Lutheran denomination and is characterized as typically being conservative from a theological standpoint.
This church holds to the beliefs of the Lutheran Reformation, teaching that scripture and the bible alone are standards to judge all teachings by and that the bible, in its entirety, is the word of God and ultimate authority for direction. The Wisonsin Synod currently has 4 schools of theological education including two preparatory schools as well as 2 post-secondary institutes and seminaries that you will find listed below. These schools are located in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
This church currently has almost 400,000 members in more than 1,200 different congregations around the World, with Wisconsin still remaining a geographical hub for WELS.
The WELS is the third largest Lutheran denomination in America; behind the Lutheran Missouri Synod Church
and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
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We list 2 Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod schools and colleges. You can also view our full listing of Religious and Faith-Based Schools
in the United States.