Grow in Grace

The Institute for Pastoral Growth at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary ~ partnering with pastors for lifelong growth in all their callings


2019 Chaplains Conference

On Friday, February 1, 2019, the Association of WELS Chaplains is hosting their annual conference, "Chaplains Care for Their Own Souls." Dr. Brandon Hayes of Christian Family Solutions (WLCFS) will ...

Registration for Celebration is NOW OPEN

Pastors and wives of the WLS classes 1984, 1994, 2009, and 2016 are invited to register now for their respective Celebration of Ministry retreat.

Upcoming CE Opportunities

Enroll NOW for an upcoming course. Online and on campus courses are both available; registration is open for Wintertim 2019  and Spring Online 2019.

Archaeology Tour of Israel

Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, working with WLC, MLC, LPS and MLS will offer a 12-day archaeological study tour to Israel, June 1-12, 2019. This is open for all WELS/ELS called workers ...


Grow in Grace was established in 2010 to strengthen and expand how WLS offers resources and support for the growth of pastors in all their God-given callings with a special emphasis on spiritual and professional growth.



Grow in Grace delivers informal resources useful for individual or group study that assist pastors to grow in all their callings.

Night Driving – Notes from a Prodigal Soul

Chad Bird is a former LCMS pastor and seminary professor who now works as a speaker, scholar, writer, and truck driver. He has contributed articles to Modern Reformation, The Federalist, ...

Lord, What Should We Do?

“You brood of vipers!  Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?” (Luke 3:7).   Wow, is that John the Baptizer’s suggested homiletical greeting for Gaudete?  That historic name for ...

Four Branches December 2018

Jump to: Exegetical Systematic Historical Practical   Exegetical Theology: Appreciating Isaiah's Poetry If you page through the book of Isaiah in most English editions of the Bible, you will notice ...

The Gospel Preached Through Music: The Purpose and Practice of Lutheran Church Music

Daniel Zager has served as organist and director of music for several Lutheran congregations. He was a member of the Hymnody Committee for Lutheran Service Book. Zager has served as editor ...