Vision & Mission

Stronger and Better Together: Joining Jesus in the Restoration of the World

The Southern Ohio Synod consists of congregations, individuals, clusters, conferences, organizations and synod staff members who 'walk together in the way' of Jesus Christ to work toward God's purpose of restoring the world. We believe that together as a synod, we are able to accomplish things that we cannot do on our own. Indeed, the English word, 'synod,' is derived from two Greek words that denote the power of working together for a common purpose (syn - 'together' + hodos - 'way' = synodos).

We are stronger and better together! Please explore the rest of our website to find ways that we are joining Jesus in the restoration of the world.


Funding the Vision

If you would like to help fund the vision of the Southern Ohio Mission Territory through a personal donation today, you can send a check to Southern Ohio Synod, 9200 Worthington Rd., Suite 140, Westerville, Ohio 43082 OR you can also make a donation to mission support or synod ministries online by clicking HERE to donate online using a credit card.

Your contributions make possible our ability to better Clarify our faith, Collaborate among ourselves and with our partners/affiliates and communities to spread the gospel and Cultivate the harvest God has set before us.

Our Vision & Values

Stronger and Better Together: Joining Jesus in the Restoration of the World

Here is the truth: We are all heading into the future whether we want to or not! This is frightening for many people because the future seems fraught by ever more rapid change and tumoil. Yet we, in the Southern Ohio Synod, choose to embrace the future for that is where our Lord Jesus Christ awaits us.

What might our future look like? It will be shaped by our Values and our Vision, which were developed in 2015 through a grass roots effort that integrated the dreams of hundreds of people across the synod, along with the ideas of a core group of lay and rostered leaders, who served on a Visioning Team, resulting in a plan that looks to the future with great hope and faith.

Here is an exciting glimpse into what the Bishop of the Southern Ohio Synod could be reporting in the year 2025, as we move forward in living the Values and implementing this Vision. Indeed, we invite you to boldly embrace the future with us as we head into the future--Stronger and Better Together: Joining Jesus in the Restoration of the World.

Mission and Ministry

We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world--together.

The mission and ministry of the Southern Ohio Synod is determined by, funded and carried out by the members of the Southern Ohio Synod. The Bishop's Office team directs and coordinates those efforts on behalf of the synod. 

In this section of the website you will find the Approved Mission and Ministry Plan (AKA M&M Plan) that is approved by our synod assembly and the Adjusted M&M Plan, which is approved by the synod's interim legislative body, Synod Council. You will also read more about our committees and our partners who are vital to carrying out the M&M Plans and helping us be church together.




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