GOD IS STILL
We continue to be amazed at what God is doing through Ethos! At the risk of repeating ourselves too frequently, the truth is, one of the best parts about Ethos is you. No matter how you found yourself reading our “2022 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. As you read this report, our prayer is that you would sense the whisper of the Spirit saying to you, "Well done." We truly believe God is smiling on the collective work of Ethos and pray that you know how valuable you are. May we always be a church that is built on the sacrifice of many rather than the gifts of a few.
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 2023! A year that we sense God is calling us to lean deeper into holistic discipleship as we live out our vision to be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what Jesus did. 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
One of the best aspects 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.
Ethos 101 | Becoming Family
Ethos 101 is everyone's best step to learn more about the vision, mission, and culture of Ethos. And it is our pathway to being part of the Ethos family by joining a Servant Leader Team and using your gifts regularly through Ethos to serve and make a difference in Jesus' name.
In 2022, we have seen 83 people say yes to servant leadership and playing a part in our community.
Adults in Small Groups
We had 25 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. Servant leaders give their time, energy, and talents to build the Kingdom of God via Ethos through various servant leadership teams from Monday through Sunday.
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 own Summer Camp where students had fun, developed life-giving community, and unpacked the hope of Jesus for their lives.
People in Alpha
We are excited that 49 people enrolled in the Ethos' Alpha Course. Alpha is a fun dinner series followed by group conversations designed for those who are interested in exploring life, spirituality, and faith through a Christian lens in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment.
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 18.9% away toward justice & outreach initiatives.
2022 Fiscal Numbers
January 1 – November 30
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 through Projects, Generations, and Justice & Outreach.
Our annual special offering where 100% goes towards fueling organizations in our own backyard and across the world.
Responding to serve people and communities nationally and globally facing hardship through natural disasters.
Net Giving in 2022
FALL LEGACY IMPACT
Each fall, we receive our Legacy Offering where one hundred percent of every dollar that we receive is given away to organizations who are making a difference locally and globally. And on behalf of your generosity, we were able to give to accelerate the vision of organizations who are impacting people's lives today in a way that will be celebrated in Heaven forever.
El Salvador Child Development Center
Pastors Giovanni and Susi Bonilla moved to San Miguel from La Libertad, El Salvador in November 2019 to plant a church. After 3 years, a pandemic, and meeting in their home, they are ready to begin the process of building a child development center. There they can provide meals, classes, and spiritual guidance to kids in the area.
Pregnancy Decision Health Center
For more than four decades, Pregnancy Decision Health Center has been empowering women with free, confidential and comprehensive services and resources in Central Ohio. PDHC provides; consultations, information, support, mother & baby clothing, supplies, pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and more.
Their heart and mission is to accelerate Christian connection, collaboration, and catalytic ministry for personal, Church, and city renewal. They are cultivating a "gospel movement" in our city. The driving passion is to experience a move unified church that follows in the way of Jesus to cultivate a flourishing city.
Budget numbers and percentages account for all generosity with the exception of the "Building: A Bigger Table" fund as it was given for a specific project.
The Budget Net Giving for 2022 is $935,072.36
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, Building costs, and Utilities.
Staffing and contractors
Wages & Contractors include but are not limited to: Wages for contractors, consultants, and salaries for all staff and benefits for full-time staff.
Beyond Our Walls
Funds designated toward Local Justice & Outreach, National & Global Church Planting, and Global Missions. We strategically invest into serving our city and partnering with incredible organizations.
Net Surplus Added in 2022
By your generosity and God’s grace, we have ended the year with a surplus. Our plan is to use this money as an investment into our construction project on Africa Rd.
THE GREATEST LEADERSHIP IS IN SERVICE TO OTHERS
Meals served through
Grocery Give in 2022
In the summer of 2020, 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 44,969 meals.
Total I Love My City Projects
(1,857 hours serving the city)
Throughout 2022, Ethos strategically planned and served the city of Columbus through I Love My City Projects in partnership with incredible organizations and communities.
STOWE MISSION WORK DAY x 2
TEACHER PIZZA GIVE x 2
FOSTER CARE BLOCK PARTY, THE BAIR FOUNDATION
THE STAR HOUSE (HOMELESS TEEN CENTER) WORK DAY
MENTAL HEALTH WALK
LIFELINE MEAL PACKING PROJECT x 2
BLOOM FREE STORE
BABY SHOWER, MOMMIES MATTER
MARYLYN HAVEN WORK DAY
HYGIENE BAGS & TIE BLANKETS
ETHOS GROCERY GIVE x 22
Global Mission Trip
We took a team to El Salvador where we had the opportunity to connect with church staff in the cities of La Libertad and San Miguel. We were able to do a number of projects to help serve the church and surrounding communities. The one week we are there helps pastors Ivo and Giovanni and their teams connect with and serve people the other 51 weeks we aren’t there.