Mission & Ministry

We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world--together.
Mission and Ministry


Leaders in the church are equipped to live and serve wherever God is at work.


We faithfully steward the gifts God has so abundantly given to us.

Faith Formation

It is he whom we proclaim...so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
Faith Formation

Latest News

'Introduction to the Protestant Reformation' Workshop Sept 30--Open invite from our Episcopal partners

We have been able to engage a theologically diverse group of workshop speakers including Rev. Dr. Charles Peterson (Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church), Dr. Fritz Graf (OSU Department of Classics), Dr. Sally Stamper (Capital University Department of Religion and Philosophy), Pastor Joel Miller (Columbus Mennonite Church), and Dr. Diane Lobody (Methodist Theological School of Ohio).

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September 2017 Parish Paper available for download and reading--'Equipping Volunteers Builds Strong Church Community'

The September 2017 issue discusses ways we can identify and lift up volunteers in our congregations to avoid burnout and losing members who want to be involved.

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500 & BEYOND - Reform, Restore, Revive and Respond! SOS WELCA Biennial Breeze

Biennial information and Triennial gathering summary...So much going on you won't want to miss this issue!

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Know What to Expect During Portico’s Annual Enrollment

ELCA's benefit recipients should be aware of what's happening in the next few months regarding health care plans and enrollment. Read this article to find out what you need to do to sign up for your benefits.

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Fraud alert! Scammers targeting church treasurers to get money transferred to outside account

A congregation in the ELCA recently was scammed out of over $19,000. If the treasurer had followed some simple steps, they would still have that money for ministry.

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Upcoming Events

 August 2017 
August 26, 2017

Ohio Candidacy Retreat

Camp Mowana

September 7, 2017

Northwest Cluster Meeting

Clinton Heights Lutheran Church--Pr. Ralph Wolfe, host

September 7, 2017

Youth Gathering Informational Meeting

St. John's, Vandalia

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