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.
Fall Lay School Classes are on hold due to the pandemic.
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