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Innovator Learning Academy

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Diakonia

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Innovator Learning Academy

The early church was a community of people called The Way. Jesus gathered His followers to walk along the way with Him, sending them to make disciples in order to renew themselves, the community, and the world. We continue this movement, this journey together, every day!

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

Notice of Sabbatical

From August 1 through October 31 of this year, Deacon Sherry Krieger will be on sabbatical for a time of rest, renewal, and learning. She will be focusing her time on Lutheran missiology and how our synod may develop a meaningful missional practice. During this time,...

Registration is Now Open – Growing in Faith: Diakonia

Growing in Faith is a community of followers growing in Jesus through classes, retreats, and mutual care. A two-year curriculum allows folks to move at their own pace to progress through foundational and practical learning.  Who is Growing in Faith: Diakonia For?...

Spiritual Leadership Class

A gathering of spiritual leaders who desire to practice healthier ways to serve the church. Save the Dates: August 22-Sept. 22. A 5-week class online that will help us conceptualize how we can do “church” and support one another in these difficult times as we listen...

Bishop Election Results

2022 NWOS Bishop Election Results On Friday June 3, 2022 Bishop Daniel Beaudoin was re-elected to a six-year term as the bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We give thanks to God for the prayerful discernment of...

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.