SOS Resources


Publications to consider as congregations make a plan to begin in-person worship

Guidelines For Re Engaging In Public Religious Gatherings

From Citizens for Community Values (Ohio specific)

24 Questions Your Church Should Answer Before People Return 

Article by Ken Braddy, Jr. (Not Ohio specific)

Guidance for the New Normal from the Clergy Coaching Network

Clergy Coaching blog (Not Ohio specific)


Other topics and information to assist with congregation life during the pandemic

Sample Continuing Resolution To Allow For Virtual Congregation Meetings 10.19.20

Note: this sample continuing resolution is for informational purposes only. Please seek advice from a licensed attorney regarding your congregation’s compliance with its constitution and bylaws, as well as state laws and regulations. 

Wrestling with best practices for funerals during the pandemic

Bishop Daniel Beaudoin, Bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod, shared this with his people. We hope it will expand on Bishop Dillahunt's recommendations and provide comfort to those who are being asked to wait despite their grief. 

--Stewardship Resources from Pr. Mike Ward, our THRIVE! Campaign consultant:


--Important COVID-19 Update from Southern Ohio Synod for 3.18.20


--COVID-19: A Lutheran response as we walk along and minister in this time


--Protocols for the Coronavirus--Please share with your congregations


--Coronavirus Resources from Church Mutual


--Sample COVID-19 Waiver from Church Mutual