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The Southern Ohio Synod is developing a resource website called “The Sandbox”. The intention is to gather resources in one location for the benefit of Southern Ohio Synod churches and its members. The site will be for all ages, open to all faith and church related topics and can promote any resources you have found helpful. Initially, the Sandbox will house resources offered free of charge that do not lead to the purchase of other materials.
God has knitted together a beautiful tapestry of human diversity and cultures that are too often divided by the sin of racism and discrimination. These resources can assist you and your congregation in study, dialogue, worship, service, and justice.
As we age our mobility can become limited, yet we are still a vital part of God's plan. Explore ministry ideas for older members, especially those homebound or living in facilities. (Praying, sewing, quilting, mitten tree items, writing encouraging notes, birthday card ministries).
Everyone needs to be involved in a regularly meeting faith growth group. These Bible Study lessons will help you jump start your planning and/or can provide you with everything you need to host a meaningful study of God’s Word.
Whether you are looking for a personal devotional or for ideas and templates for giving devotions at the start of a church meeting, these resources will be of great help.
The Southern Ohio Synod places a strong emphasis on ministry to young people and their families. Checkout these valuable resources.
From Advent through Pentecost these timeless resources will enrich your personal understanding of the church seasons and provide you with a resource to teach others.
Many of our churches are reporting strong numbers of both members and non-members attending virtual worship services. Enhance your online worship presence with these examples and helpful hints
Much of our ministry has moved online. Checkout how others have gone about ministry in the digital age.
Interested in listening to Faith Discussions? Then this section is for you. It's a chance to ponder, wrestle and reflect on various topics.
In 2001, Amended Ohio Senate Bill 187 became law. It set in motion the need for safeguarding systems to be put in place in youth serving organizations (including churches). This topic can quickly become overwhelming. The Synod is here to help walk you through what you need to do.
The son of man came not to be served but to serve. Involve your congregation in meaningful service to others. Here are some ideas.
Jesus spoke more about money than any other topic. Let’s help our members to live into God’s provision of giving.
A stalworth of many church outreach ministries here are some wonderful Vacation Bible School resources worth checking out.