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OUR ETHOS

“Let’s not just talk about love, let’s practice real love.

This is the only way we’ll know we’re truly living in God’s reality.”
1 John 3:18

e·thos

the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations

Vision

To see EVERY person to be with Jesus,

to become like Jesus,

and to do what Jesus did.

Mission

We exist to love ALL people in Jesus' name.

Values

Our values define our culture and are expected of our staff and servant leaders.

Beliefs

We believe the Bible and follow Jesus' teachings in a practical and powerful way.

About - Vision
About - Our Story

Our Story

Jordan and Courtney Smucker have a heart to see a life-giving church of people from every age, race, and walk of life — a relationally healthy community that serves with relentless generosity — a church that looks like Heaven. After years of dreaming, planning, and praying, alongside 78 incredible servant leaders, Ethos Church was launched on September 16th. 

Jordan is originally from Lancaster, PA and Courtney from Canton, OH. They met at school in Tulsa, OK and have been serving in vocational church ministry together ever since. With their two children, Sophia (15) and Judah (9), Jordan and Courtney are passionate about leading people to live on a mission to love ALL people, in Jesus’ name. They are committed to the commandment of Jesus to love one another as He has loved us — "Admittedly, we'll get it wrong but we try to sum it up with this question, 'What does love require of me?' — That is how we determine to live our lives and lead our community."

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Our Future

In just the first four years as a church, we have seen hundreds of people commit their lives to Jesus, made an impact through multiple outreaches across our city, and we have experienced God's kindness. We ran out of space at Olentangy Meadows Elementary, and currently meet at Nationwide Hotel & Conference center for our Sunday gatherings.

We would love our story to become YOUR story. From the beginning, Ethos has focused on building a church for anyone to come to. From skeptic to saint — a church of everyone for anyone.

We believe that the life-giving message of the Gospel, the passion and energy of Sunday experiences, the authenticity of living in community, and the unity of a team makes Ethos Church one that people love to call home. We believe the best is yet to come and invite you to be a part of this community as we live on mission to love all people, in Jesus' name. 

In This Together, 

Jordan & Courtney

OUR PEOPLE

Ethos is a community of people helping each other find hope, purpose, & authentic relationships. We think Ethos has some of the best people you'll meet!

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About - Our People
Our Beliefs

The Resurrection

We believe that Jesus Christ is both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God the Father.  He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life in His kingdom.

The Fall Of Man

We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.

The Local Church

We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for community, prayer and the “breaking of bread.”

Jesus’ Return

We believe that Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.

Our Salvation

We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Life Of Purpose

We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

The Trinity

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things.  He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  He is totally loving and completely holy.

Baptism

We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts.

Healing

We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and spiritually blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.

We hold to the historic teachings of Christian orthodoxy as articulated in the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed. We also subscribe to recent summaries of Christian doctrine as formulated in the Lausanne Covenant and the statement of faith of the Langham Partnership. See additional resources HERE.

About - Our Beliefs
  • What if it's my first time?
    If you are a guest, we will not embarrass you, have you stand up, or ask you to give money. We know that many people want to check out the church and “be anonymous” for awhile – that’s fine with us! Come in, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and see if Ethos is home for you.
  • What should I wear?
    Want to wear shorts and a t-shirt? Awesome! Looking to dress up a bit for church? Sounds good to us. At Ethos, you can dress however you feel comfortable.
  • Can I attend if I'm ___________?
    Yes. Fill in the blank with whatever you’re worried about: single, divorced, gay, straight, white, black, addicted, hurting, poor, super-successful, a nonbeliever, atheist, Michigan fan, etc. At Ethos Church, we’ll welcome you as you are. You belong here!
  • What about my kids?
    We love kids! Our facility is clean, safe, and staffed with loving, trained, and background checked servant leaders. We offer a dynamic children’s ministry called Ethos Kids. When you arrive, you’ll see signage that directs you to our Kids Check-in booth where we will guide you to our kids classrooms and ensure a fun and engaging environment. Your kids will have a blast as they worship, learn biblical teaching, watch videos, meet friends in small groups, and play games. Sundays will be the best part of your child's week.
  • Where do I go when I get there?
    You’ll be warmly greeted in the parking lot and directed towards the entrance. Once inside, head to the “In This Together” area, and we’ll take it from there!
  • What does Ethos mean?
    The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations. Our Ethos is love for all people, in Jesus’ name.
About - Our Values