The Collaborative is the Southern Ohio Synod’s program to revitalize congregations by equipping leaders and their communities of faith to build relationships, deepen faith, grow community, and identify and respond to God’s call for their congregation.


Stronger and Better Together

Change is hard.
But together we face that challenge.

In this effort you are not alone. Joined by congregations from across the Synod we will journey together to discover what God has in store for your community and how your church can play a part. We bring congregations together in cohorts for four training retreats to learn together proven strategies to help congregations grow stronger together and grow out into their communities as they discover the joy of participating in God’s mission to their communities. In addition, we bring congregations together for one-day workshops on specialized topics. This allows congregations to maintain momentum and extend their learning.

This is not a learn-and-leave-it-behind workshop series: every congregation returns home from every training retreat with a plan!

Are you ready to join th­e Collaborative?
Contact Pastor Katie Kerrigan
Director of Evangelical Mission, Southern Ohio Synod
Email: kkerrigan@southernohiosynod.org