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 December 2019

Writing as a Tool for Community Engagement

Parish Paper November 2019

Learning to Love Variety in Worship Song Selection

Parish Paper October 2019

Let’s Take a Walk: The Ministry of Accompaniment

Parish Paper September 2019

A Team Approach to Worship Design

Parish Paper August 2019

Learn More About Your Congregation Through Focus Groups

Parish Paper July 2019

Team Talk Can Strengthen Volunteer Ministry

Parish Paper June 2019

Overcome Volunteer Burnout By Building Capacity

Parish Paper Rights and Restrictions for Use (Updated 3.19.08)

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Congregations within the Southern Ohio Synod's jurisdiction to which we distribute The Parish Paper do NOT have permission (a) to delete the copyright ownership notice, (b) to re-write, paraphrase, delete, or change the wording of sentences and paragraphs, or (c) to give ANY THIRD PARTY—other than our staff and constituents—permission to photocopy or reprint (in any quantity, no matter how small, whether for free distribution or for sale).