“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
To see EVERY person know God,
discover purpose, and make a difference.
We exist to love ALL people in Jesus' name.
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, they launched Ethos Church on September 16th, 2018 alongside 78 incredible servant leaders.
Jordan is originally from Lancaster, PA and Courtney from Canton, OH. They met at school in Tulsa, OK and have been serving in ministry together ever since. With their two children, Sophia (11) and Judah (6), 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, they'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.
In just the first 2 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 grown God's church. We ran out of space at Olentangy Meadows Elementary, so we'll meet at Nationwide Hotel & Conference center when we resume in-person services.
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 everyone.
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 attend. We believe the best is yet to come and invite you to come alongside us as we continue to grow God’s church together.
In This Together,
Jordan & Courtney
JESUS is our message
Jesus + Nothing = Everything. Everything – Jesus = Nothing. We don’t simply live life for Christ, we live life with Christ.
PEOPLE are our heart
Our heart is for ALL people because we believe that everyone is a “10” at something.
GENEROSITY is our privilege
We take action. We are generous with our time, energy, and resources. God has given us so much, we freely give in response to Him.
SERVANT LEADERSHIP is our identity
We believe the greatest leadership is service to others. Every leader is a servant first. From the pulpit to the parking lot, every role looks different but each is of the utmost importance.