Every One His Witness
This is a relational approach to evangelism. Developed by the LCMS for Lutherans, it provides practical training in how to share Jesus with people in our web of relationships. A multi-media resource, this training does not require an outside facilitator. After the initial workshop, specialized contextual workshops are available. More information is available HERE on the LCMS website.

Ohio District Evangelism Training
For churches that prefer an outside facilitator to lead evangelism training, the Ohio District provides its own evangelism training. The first module is Creating An Outreach Culture. Workshops are normally held Saturday mornings. The costs for this evangelism training includes a $250 stipend for the facilitator, plus reimbursing mileage and meals.

Mission U Webinars
Mission U is evangelism and outreach training from Lutheran Hour Ministries. There are four modules, all provided online. Follow this LINK to review Mission U.

Helping Appalachian Rural People

The HARP Mission is an Ohio 501 (c) (3) Not For Profit organized to assist in disaster relief efforts. It is an established mission that helps displaced disaster victims re-establish themselves in safe and sanitary temporary housing. Help is provided, with your donations, to furnish their restored homes with major household items (furniture, appliances, kitchen, bedroom, family room and bath furnishings, etc.).

HARP specializes in procuring and distributing donations of furniture, appliances and household items for victims of natural and man-made disasters as they move into temporary housing and then back to their restored homes.

Disaster Response - September 2018

The HARP Mission has once again been asked to be the point organization for providing 'flood buckets', 'hygiene kits' and bottled water for the relief effort in the Carolinas and the other coastal areas affected. When a family is flooded out of their home, all personal items are lost. Simple hygiene items are, and will be, desperately needed. Hosanna Lutheran in Columbia Station has agreed to be the collection point for your donated items. The secretary is at the church from 9:00 AM to12 Noon, Monday through Friday. A list of the supplies needed for flood buckets or hygiene kits can be found on the HARP website, www.harpcaldwell.org.
Please prayerfully consider how you may help. You may contribute supplies, help financially, or add these causes to your prayer list. You are more than welcome to do all three! In all instances your help is greatly appreciated. Supplies or contributions may be sent to Hosanna Lutheran Church, 13485 West River Rd., Columbia Station, OH 44028. Make checks payable to HARP Mission. Call Howard Chavalia at 440-610-0556 if you need to make arrangements to have items picked up.  Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

Items and donations are also accepted at

810 Main Street
Caldwell, OH  43724
Contact:  Mary Bates
(740) 509.1132