We are in this together!

COVID-19: How Do We Respond?

With the current spreading of COVID-19, it is important to do our best to be a non-anxious presence in our communities through prayer, scripture, and conversation. It is also important to do our part in keeping ourselves and those around us safe.

Parish Plan of Return

Revised Parish Plan of Return (June 2020) and sample plans from eight (8) Parishes have been added to the Resource page.

Starting Points!

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Year of Mission

2020 Year of Mission Resources.

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Diakonia

Preparing people to be the Church of Tomorrow

Ministries in Action

Many Parishes are making an impact throughout our communities.

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Policies & Guidelines

NWOS & ELCA polices and guidelines along with sample policies

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Call Process

Call process guidelines and resources

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Bishop's Writings

Check out what Bishop Beaudion has been communicating?

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Resources

Browse our resource page to see if we have what you are looking for.

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Give Generously

Support the mission of the church

Other places to start looking.

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What do we believe?

Office of the Bishop

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Synod Staff

Local Missions

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What is happening?

Sent by the crucified and Risen Jesus to:

for the Renewal of Northwestern Ohio and the World

Northwestern Ohio Synod

Welcome to the website for the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are 161 churches journeying together: strengthening, challenging and supporting one another as God leads us in living God’s mission with each other and the wo

Beacon of Hope

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

 -Matthew 5:14-16 NIV

“In Northwestern Ohio there are 1.5 million people who live in 24 counties. They are God’s people so they are our parishioners.”

~Bishop Daniel Beaudoin

2020 Synod Assembly Postponed

In light of the current health crisis and at the recommendation of ELCA Churchwide, the Northwestern Ohio Synod Council has decided to postpone this year’s Synod Assembly until 2021. There will be no assembly held this June.  Synod Council prayerfully and thoughtfully...

COVID-19: How Do We Respond?

With the current spreading of COVID-19, it is important to do our best to be a non-anxious presence in our communities through prayer, scripture, and conversation. It is also important to do our part in keeping ourselves and those around us safe. The Northwestern Ohio...

Leading the Mission: A Day of Discipleship

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Bowling GreenMarch 19, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Cost: $20 (walk-ins welcome)Lunch is available at a number of local restaurants. During this Day of Discipleship, we will explore how to "Lead the Mission" and “Make Disciples”. This shift...

Welcome to the website for the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are 161 churches journeying together: strengthening, challenging and supporting one another as God leads us in living God’s mission with each other and the world.