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.
Winter-Spring course offerings coming soon!
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