Immanuel Lutheran was founded in 1964 here in Willmar. We still focus all we do on God’s word, proclaiming forgiveness to our friends and neighbors. Everything we do is a fruit of our faith. God sent his son Jesus to take away our sins and remove our guilt forever, so it’s only natural that we serve him with thanks. Through our partnership with our national church body, we help spread God’s kingdom throughout the world. Immanuel Lutheran Church is part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). The WELS, characterized as theologically conservative, is the third largest Lutheran church body in America. With national offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, WELS began in 1850 when three German pastors met in Milwaukee. Today, it has grown to over 1200 congregations in North America. It has over 400,000 baptized members, which includes over 300,000 communicants, served by over 1000 pastors. The synod operates four ministerial education schools: Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wisconsin; Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota; Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, Wisconsin; and Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, Michigan. As members of the WELS, we share with our fellow believers in our synod’s stated mission:

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