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The School of Outreach is a ministry provided by the WELS Commission on Evangelism and your District Evangelism Commission.  The program serves congregations of the WELS with planning, assistance, and resources for congregational evangelism programming and implementation of outreach strategies.  There are two one-day workshops that are scheduled several months apart.  Pastors who have been trained in the School of Outreach program make the presentations.  There are breakout sessions at each workshop during which the presenters work with individual congregations to advise them regarding outreach plans and strategies.  In the months following each of the workshops, these advisors offer follow-up assistance specific to the needs of congregations.

Goals of the first workshop are to help participating congregations develop/enhance a…

  1. Workable organization for evangelism
  2. Written plan of outreach strategies
  3. Managed prospect list for faithful follow-up

The goals of the second workshop are to help congregations develop/enhance plans for…

  1. Training members for witnessing to people they know (Friendship Evangelism)
  2. Raising awareness of their church in the surrounding community (Church Identity)
  3. Improving the way guests are welcomed at worship services (Worship Welcome)

View the current schedule.

For additional information, contact your District Evangelism Coordinator or
Pastor Eric Roecker, Director - WELS Commission on Evangelism at (414) 256-3287 or email

District Evangelism Coordinators

DAKOTA/MONTANA - Rev. Randy Bader
MICHIGAN - Rev. Norman Burger
MINNESOTA - Rev. Stephen Meyer
NORTH ATLANTIC - Rev. Frederick Guldberg
NEBRASKA - Rev. Timothy Spiegelberg
NORTHERN WISCONSIN - Rev. Michael Weigand
PACIFIC NORTHWEST - Rev. Benjamin Zuberbier
SOUTH ATLANTIC - Rev. Brian Pechman
SOUTH CENTRAL - Rev. Paul Seager
WESTERN WISCONSIN - Rev. Joseph Fricke

Session 1 ResourcesDownload 
Session 2 ResourcesDownload