Merging to Unified Ministry

Merging to Unified Ministry

Over the past four years, merger discussions have been taking place between the WELS congregations in the West Allis area. Representatives from Jordan, Woodlawn, and Good Shepherd's Evangelical Lutheran Churches met regularly over the past year to further develop the idea with the assistance of a synod consultant, then worked to refine the details of a unified ministry proposal, and presented the proposal to the congregations.

Our three West Allis congregations held voters' meetings on Sunday, February 27th in regard to the merger proposal that had been presented. All three congregations voted in favor of the resolution to unify our ministries. Since then, we have created a transition team to focus our efforts on different aspects of our ministry and have subcommittees working through those details. If you would like to know more about this exciting time and the progress being made, please take a look at our merger website here.  To see the latest update from the transition team, see the update page of the merger website.



We dream of a thriving, mission-minded church in West Allis that is taking bold steps in faith to do something new and different to be faithful in our mission and more effective for God’s kingdom.

This new WELS church would pursue this vision by prioritizing the following values as we carry out ministry together:

  • Gospel-centered Biblical Truth
  • Courageous Evangelism
  • Engaging Worship
  • Intentional Discipleship
  • Welcoming Christian Community
  • Impactful Service