The publications to the left are excellent resources for you and your congregation as you carry out your mission in the Southern Ohio Synod, ELCA.

The Parish Paper and Reflections on Congregational Life are made possible by your mission support. You and/or your congregation may subscribe to Living Lutheran directly from their website.


The Parish Paper

Parish Paper April 2018

Church Energy Use: Can We Harness Hope?©

Parish Paper March 2018

Finding Significance as a Small Church©

Parish Paper-February 2018

Best Practices for Church Members Serving as Staff ©

Parish Paper-January 2018

18 Questions for 2018

Parish Paper October 2017

Short-Term Mission Trips That Yield Long-Term Success©

Parish Paper September 2017

Equipping Volunteers Builds A Strong Church Community©

Parish Paper August 2017

What Promotes Hope©

Parish Paper July 2017

How Can We Help Immigrants©

Parish Paper June 2017

Ministry in the Midst of Tragedy ©

Parish Paper May 2017

Financing the Local Church:What Does It Cost? ©

Parish Paper April 2017

Small is Big Again: Reclaiming Small Church Ministry©

Parish Paper March 2017

Guide to Good Governance ©

Parish Paper Rights and Restrictions for Use (Updated 3.19.08)

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