School of Outreach – Session 2 Resources

School of Outreach Session Resources

General Information

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 Michael Hintz, Director – WELS Commission on Evangelism at (414) 256-3287 or email mike.hintz@wels.net.


District Evangelism Coordinators

ARIZONA/CALIFORNIARev. Steven Hillmer
DAKOTA/MONTANARev. Justin Cloute
MICHIGAN Rev. Norman Burger
MINNESOTARev. Stephen Meyer
NORTH ATLANTICRev. Frederick Guldberg
NEBRASKARev. Noah Bater
NORTHERN WISCONSINRev. Michael Weigand
PACIFIC NORTHWESTRev. Benjamin Workentine
SOUTH ATLANTICRev. Jonathan Scharf
SOUTH CENTRALRev. Paul Seager
SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSINRev. David Pagel
WESTERN WISCONSINRev. Joseph Fricke