Watch the recordings from the live events that occurred during Taste of Missions:
Sunday, July 11, 1 p.m. CT: Welcome and introduction from Home Missions administrator, Rev. Keith Free, and World Missions administrator, Rev. Larry Schlomer
Participants tuned in for an official welcome from synod’s Home and World Missions administrators as we kicked off the event. They walked you through what exciting things we were highlighting throughout the week and where to find them.
Tuesday, July 13, 7 p.m. CT: World Missions Question and Answer Session
Participants were able to ask questions during a live Q&A panel with a select group of world missionaries who live and work in a variety of cultural and religious settings. Hear how each missionary works with our mission partners to boldly share the gospel in their corner of the world.
Moderated by Rev. Larry Schlomer, WELS World Missions administrator
Thursday, July 15, 7 p.m. CT: Home Missions Question and Answer Session
Have you ever wondered how our synod plants churches right here in North America? Participants were able to learn how it works and ask their questions during this live Q&A session with a select group of home missionaries from across our 14 mission districts and 123 home mission congregations.
Moderated by Rev. Keith Free, WELS Home Missions administrator
Saturday, July 17, 6 p.m. CT: Closing worship service, featuring the commissioning of new missionaries
Join with brothers and sisters from around the globe for an inspirational worship service celebrating the many blessings God has given to WELS Home, World, and Joint Missions. New missionaries were commissioned as part of this special service.
- Rev. Lucas Callies, home missionary at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in North Liberty, Iowa (Multi-site)
- Rev. Isaac Hayes, home missionary at St. John’s on the Hillside in Milwaukee, Wis. (Unsubsidized)
- Rev. Timothy Walsh, home missionary at Grace of God Lutheran Church in Dix Hills, N.Y. (Mission restart)
- Rev. Andrew Westra, home missionary at a new mission start in Waco, Tex.
- Rev. Mark Zondag, world missionary on the Asia One Team
Immediately following worship: Q&A panel with newly commissioned missionaries
Taste of Missions
This annual hybrid event, hosted by WELS Missions, will provide all WELS members an opportunity to connect with brothers and sisters in Christ from around the globe and be a part of the important gospel outreach occurring through our synod.