Lay School of Theology

The Southern Ohio Synod's Lay School of Theology is a great way to empower gifted lay members in your congregation to grow spiritually and to share the insights they receive from these courses with others in your congregation. It's also a great way to make new friends and connections with others around our synod.

Please pass this information along to the members of your congregation. Flyers for both the Dayton and Chillicothe Campuses are provided below. 

Lay School of Theology Fall 2017-This is Most Certainly True flyer

Lay School of Theology Fall 2017-Being the Church flyer

 

Recommended Reading and Resources

Below is a list of books recommended by Bishop Suzanne Dillahunt from her This is Most Certainly True: Experiencing Martin Luther's Small Catechism for Today class.

Christian Liberty-Martin Luther

What Lutherans Believe-W. E. Schramm  (Out of Print)

Giving to God, The Bible’s Good News about Living a Generous Life-Mark Allan Powell

365 Devotional Readings From Martin Luther, Through Faith Alone-Martin Luther

Lutheran Questions, Lutheran Answers-Exploring Christian Faith-Martin E. Marty

A Reformation Reader-Editor Denis R. Janz

Reclaiming the “C” Word, Daring to be Church Again-Kelly A. Fryer

Called to Lead,  A Handbook for Lay Leaders-Mark D. Johns

Reclaiming the “L” Word, Renewing the Church from Its Lutheran Core-Kelly A. Fryer

Lutheran Identity, A Classical Understanding-Frank C. Senn

Reclaiming the “E” Word, Waking up to Our Evangelical Identity-Kelly A. Fryer

On Being Lutheran, Reflections on Church, Theology, and Faith-Timothy F. Lull

Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings-Editor Timothy F. Lull

Lutheran Basics for Teachers-Beth Ann Gaede and Margaret Marcrander

Martin Luther-Peter Manns

Martin Luther, A Man Who Changed the World-Paul Maier

Martin Luther in Wittenberg-Martin Treu