New to Synod Information

Welcome to the Southern Ohio Synod! We are pleased that you have decided to join our mission area and be a part of the work we do in Jesus' name locally and globally.

Below are links to resources you may find helpful as you acclimate yourself to our territory. Please make sure you review the materials below, as well as connect with rostered leaders in your area through conference and cluster meetings. Your peers will be a rich resource for you as you grow your ministry for God's glory. As always, the staff of the Southern Ohio Synod Office are here for you should you have questions or concerns. Please call the synod office at 614.464.3532.


Who to Contact at the Synod Office

Synod Constitution

Clergy Funeral Form

Preparing to Submit Your Annual Congregational Report

Pastoral Ethics

Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Within the Ministerial Relationhship

Compensation Guidelines

Licensing to Solemnize Marriages in Ohio

Application for Minister's License to Solemnize Marriage