Love in Action

Love in Action

WELS Special Ministries
Showing God’s love to those with special needs or in special circumstances

In these pages, you’ll learn about the eight areas of WELS Special Ministries:

  • Visually Impaired
  • Care for Called Workers
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Mental Health
  • Health and Wellness
  • Prison Ministry
  • Military Services

Funding for the programs you’ll learn about in these pages comes from people like you, who have a heart to share Christ’s love with those who may face hurdles in worship and in life. Our special ministries are primarily supported by special offerings from individuals and groups.

 

To order FREE copies of the Love in Action booklet, e-mail WELS Special Ministries at specialministries@wels.net.

OWLS Senior Convention

OWLS Convention 2020

“We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord” Psalm 78:4b

The Lutheran Convention for Seniors, sponsored by the OWLS, will be held at Martin Luther College and at the Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center in New Ulm, MN. Attendees will enjoy a beautiful fall in the Minnesota River Valley during the convention, held Wednesday, October 14, to Friday, October 16, 2020. Watch this webpage for more information and registration materials.

Read about the last convention.

 

Ministry to the Aging Bible Study

The four lesson Ministry to the Aging Bible Study series can be used to start a congregational ministry to shut ins or to revitalize church members who are carrying out ministry to the aging.

Chaplains

Resources for chaplains include:

  • WELS Chaplains Code of Ethics
  • Great Physician brochures

Also view the booklet A Pastor Looks at PTSD.

Martin Luther College offers courses for Chaplain Certification. Find course information and forms on the MLC website.

Eldercare

Helping Frail Elderly in the Pew – This brochure lists some obstacles and suggests how to help frail members so they can be served in the public service until they can no longer leave home.

Aging Bible Studies – Devotions and Bible reference for use in ministry to the aging. Download here.

Parish Nurses

Resources to help a congregation develop a strong Lutheran parish nurse program that functions in harmony with the pastor and other leaders and is a blessing to members.

Resources include:

  • Parish Nurse Guidelines
  • A Word to Pastors about Parish Nursing
  • Rite of Installation – Parish Nursing
  • Parish Nursing Blood Pressure Ministry

Find more resources on the WELS Nurses Association website.