2019 Southern Ohio Synod Assembly

Stronger and Better Together: On the way!
Luke 24:13-34

Registration is now open!

Register today at bit.ly/ELCA-SOSAssemblyReg!

Or just click on the 'Registration' tab above and choose 'Advance Registration'

Bishop's Call Process (Election)

Click HERE to read the resolution passed by the Southern Ohio Synod Council regarding the discernment process for the election of a bishop in 2019. This information was distributed via our normal distribution channels to all rostered ministers and church councils.

2019 Bishops Call Devotions

Bishops Call Process Discernment Letter from Rev. Craig Richter, Chair


Individuals who would like Discernment forms sent to an Ordained Rostered Minister for consideration of the call of Bishop should complete the form below by April 26.

Ordained Rostered Ministers who are discerning the call of Bishop must submit all of the forms below by end of business May 10, to have their biographical information shared in the Pre-Assembly Materials.


Register your youth for Together 2 Gather to take place during the Friday evening and Saturday of the Synod Assembly. All SOS youth entering 7th grade through finishing 12th are invited to attend this youth conference held on Wittenberg's campus from 6:30pm on June 7th to 7:00pm on June 8th.  Expect dynamic worship, engaging workshops, and loads of fun while gathering strength and purpose with God. For details or to register CLICK HERE!



Key Dates

June 7-8, 2019

Synod Youth Conference

Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio

June 7-8, 2019

Synod Assembly

Wittenberg University, HPER Center, Springfield, Ohio

June 7, 2019

Synod-Wide Assembly Worship

Weaver Chapel, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio