Currently the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) offers a mobile application called WELS Mobile. WELS Mobile gathers much of the devotional and educational audio, video and text content from in an easy to use application. Two of the popular devotional feeds are available in audio and text format -- the WELS Today's Devotion and Through the Bible in 3 Years series. Making both a part of your routine will provide daily encouragement and inspiration. The latest WELS videos, including the WELS Connection can also be viewed.

You can install WELS Mobile by clicking the appropriate icon for your particular device, or simply search for "WELS Mobile" in your favorite app store. The latest release is currently available on iOS, Android, and Amazon.

Complete Content Listing

  • Today's Devotions (audio, text): A short devotion delivered each day based on a part of God's Word to inspire, encourage and inform
  • Through the Bible (audio, text): A Bible reading divided into smaller sections across a 3 year schedule
  • WELSTech Podcast (audio, video, show notes): A weekly show featuring tech news, tips and conversation related to ministry
  • WELS Radio (audio): Five channels of music from WELS musicians including Seasonal, Contemporary, Instrumental, Traditional, and Children.
  • Military Devotions (audio, text): Weekly devotions developed specifically for our servicemen and women
  • Early Childhood Ministry Educator's Devotions (audio, text): Weekly devotions developed specifically for those working with Jesus' little lambs
  • Transformed: Teen Devotions (text): Weekly devotions developed specifically for teens
  • Q & A (text): A popular feature of that takes faith-related questions and provides answers based on Scripture 
  • WELS Connection Video and other short videos (video): The monthly news show highlighting work being done in the WELS and by WELS members
  • Together Newsletter (text): The bi-monthly information newsletter of the WELS
  • WELS Call Report (text): The weekly reporting of pastor, teacher and staff minister calls received, accepted and returned.
  • Forward In Christ (text): Articles from previous issues of the official WELS magazine featuring devotional and education topics.
  • WELS Blogs (text): Various authors from around WELS write about topics including missions, technology, and aid & relief.

Most content can be shared via popular social networks like Twitter, and Facebook, as well as via email and SMS. Location services are included which allows a visitor to find a WELS or ELS church based on current location or by searching a city and state or zip code. An online version of the WELS Yearbook is also available.

Application Information

Application Version: 2.5.96
Release Date: 04/24/16


The WELS Mobile application provides access to content created by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). WELS is a group of nearly 400,000 men, women, and children in over 1,250 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.

Application Features

  •    Videos featuring educational, inspirational and informational content with built-in player support
  •    Audio devotions, Bible readings, and podcasts with built-in player support
  •    Access to written content including blogs, devotions, newsletters and call reports
  •    Locator services that allow searching for churches by location or nearby
  •    Streaming Radio with access to five live channels
  •    Support for Twitter, Facebook, texting and email sharing.
  •    WELS Yearbook (Called Worker and Organization Search)

Version Notes

  • 2.5.96
    •    Minor Bug Fixes and UI Improvements
  • 2.5.93
    •    Added 2015 WELS Annual Report
  • 2.5.92
    •    Fixed Text Wrapping Issue
  • 2.5.91
    •    Added Transformed: Teen Devotion (Text)
  • 2.5.7
    •    Added Early Childhood Education Devotion (text & audio)
  • 2.5.0
    •    Bug Fixes
    •    Allowed local playback of devotions and 3 Year Bible within app
    •    Improved audio playback
    •    Added News card on home page
  • 2.1.1
    •    Bug Fixes
    •    Corrected Video Links
    •    Prepped backend code for new release in Fall
  • 2.0.0
    •    Complete interface redesign
    •    Improved overall speed and reliability of application
    •    Reworked sharing functions for Facebook, Twitter, Texting and Email
    •    Bug fixes
  • 1.2.0
    •    WELS Yearbook data added (Called Worker, Churches, Schools and Preschools
  • 1.1.2
    •    Video feeds now use YouTube
    •    Added information video feed
    •    Replaced locator function with same Locator Search tool used by
  • 1.1.1
    •    Added "verse of the day" on home screen with share button
    •    Added CLS E-News, An Encouraging Word, E-Bulletin Board and His Hands newsletters
    •    Fixed Missions Blog link which was not loading
    •    Updated all headline and paragraph fonts to more modern look

Copyright 2016

Creative Commons License
WELS Mobile by Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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