GOD IS STILL
We continue to be amazed at what God is doing through Ethos, even in 2021! At the risk of repeating ourselves too frequently, the truth is, the best part about Ethos is you. No matter how you found yourself reading our “2021 Year End Report," we love you and are honored to be in this together with every one of you! We don’t care what part we play; we are just thankful to play a part.
We have learned a lot over the last three years and continue to do so. We thank God for all that He is doing in our community, and we believe that the best is yet to come! So, here’s to 2022! Let us be in awe of God. Let us live sent, open-handed, and united. Let us reach, serve, & love more people than we ever dreamed possible,
in Jesus’ name.
Love & Peace,
Jordan & Courtney
MOST PEOPLE HAVE YET TO EXPERIENCE THE REAL JESUS.
We are on a mission to change that.
Living life as a family is our priority
The best part about Ethos is the people! The Ethos Family is the heart and soul of our church and everything we do, whether creating spaces of belonging, serving with relentless generosity, or investing into each generation and transforming lives by loving all people in Jesus’ name.
March 21 marked our first regathered Sunday worship experience at Nationwide Conference Center. And in May, we added a second service time each Sunday.
Additionally, our Creative and Production Team lead the strategy and process to produce excellent live-stream experiences to worship Jesus and lean into God’s Word to find truth and guidance for each day.
Adults in Fall Community Groups
We had 24 fall small groups across the city where people are connecting in relationally healthy community and growing to become more like Jesus.
We are leaders who serve and servants who lead to make a difference throughout our city.
We celebrate big for each person who says “yes” to a personal relationship with Jesus. We are continuing to identify ways to best equip Ethos to live on mission and to build disciples for Jesus.
The Ethos YTH team hosted our first Summer Camp where students had fun, developed life-giving community, and unpacked the hope of Jesus for their lives.
People in Undivided
We are excited that 25 people enrolled in the Ethos Undivided Class, and leaned into conversations around racial solidarity as we identify ways to bring unity to as followers of Jesus.
What can we do today that will be celebrated in Heaven for all of eternity?
We dream of being a church marked by radical generosity.
Each year, we budget a minimum of 12% of our income for local and global justice initiatives and planting life-giving churches to further the mission of God. This year, we went above and well beyond our walls while giving 23% away.
Year-to-date fiscal numbers January – November 2020
Equipping the Ethos vision to see every person be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and to do what Jesus did.
Generosity to accelerate the vision and impact of Ethos in Projects, Generations, and Justice & Outreach.
Our annual special offering where 100% goes towards serving Columbus and fueling organizations in our own backyard.
Net Giving in 2021
Ministry Expenses include but are not limited to: Kids, YTH, College & Young Adults, Men, Women, Ethos Classes, Ethos Communities, Office Supplies, Insurance and Website & Online Support.
Facility Expenses include but are not limited to: Rented Venues, Office Leases, Maintenance, and Utilities.
Staffing and contractors
Wages & Contractors include but are not limited to: Wages for contractors and salaries for all staff and benefits for full-time staff.
Beyond Our Walls
Funds designated toward Local Outreach, National & Global Church Planting, and Global Missions. We strategically invest into serving our city and partnering with incredible organizations.
Net Surplus Added in 20201
By your generosity and God’s grace, we have ended the year with a surplus. Our plan is to use this money to support a permanent location.
THE GREATEST LEADERSHIP IS IN SERVICE TO OTHERS
Meals served through
In the summer of 2019, Ethos launched a Grocery Give to serve families and individuals who were experiencing food scarcity. Since then, we’ve partnered with local schools and communities to grow the impact and families served by Ethos.
Since the Ethos Grocery Give has begun, we have served a grand total of 22,974 meals.
I Love My City Projects
(699 hours serving the city)
Throughout 2021, Ethos strategically planned and served the city of Columbus through I Love My City Projects in partnership with incredible organizations and communities.