BUILDING:
FOR ALL PEOPLE

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building with a mission

FOR OUR COMMUNITY

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to be with Jesus

to become like Jesus

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to do what
Jesus did

WHAT ARE WE BUILDING?

Phase 1

AN EVERYDAY SPACE FOR EVERYONE

A GATHERING SPACE

Ethos will construct an “Everything but Sunday” facility. This multipurpose space will host generational gatherings:  Ethos YTH nights, Ethos Young Adult worship nights, and new kids and family experiences.  It will provide plenty of space to host current Ethos events like Team Nights, Ethos Groups, and I Love My City projects. The building will have a designated space for outreach - to grow the Ethos Grocery Give and to enhance partnerships with local school districts, Neighborhood Bridges, and others. Plus, it will create a new environment to facilitate faith conversations with seekers and skeptics through Alpha.  And we can't wait to open the building to partnering organizations like Young Life and others.

 

The vision of the multipurpose space is to be a missional community space – a space IN the community & FOR the community.

NONPROFIT CAFE AND COFFEEHOUSE

Some time ago, southern Delaware County decided to be a “living room” community with no stores. As a result, the community was left without a central gathering space.  To serve the community and provide a space for the people of our community, Ethos will open a nonprofit café and coffeehouse. Its goal is to serve excellent products and create an environment for healthy relationships to flourish and faith-based conversations to be initiated. All proceeds will go to amazing organizations that are making a difference throughout our city in Jesus’ name, such as She Has a Name, Out of Darkness, The Bair Foundation, and the Ethos Grocery Give.  

WHAT ARE THE PLANS?

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MASTER SITE PLAN

The Master Site Plan outlines a two-phase strategy for the nine buildable acre property. The Phase One multipurpose space is yellow, and the Phase Two Sunday facility is orange. 

PHASE 1 & 2 OVERVIEW

Take a closer look at the multipurpose space (Phase One) and Sunday facility (Phase Two) floor plans next to one another. Note: the Phase Two drawing is a placeholder and is subject to change to meet the future needs of the Ethos family. 

The pictures to the right provided inspiration for designing the multipurpose facility. 

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MULTIPURPOSE SPACE EXTERIOR

The exterior design of the building is simple and clean to complement the aesthetic of the surrounding area. The windows allow for guests to enjoy the beauty of the property and plenty of natural sunlight. 

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MULTIPURPOSE SPACE FIRST LEVEL FLOOR PLAN

The first level floor plan has designated rooms for the Cafe & Coffeehouse, local outreach, conference rooms, and large group gatherings. 

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MULTIPURPOSE SPACE
BACK PATIO

The back of the building has a covered patio with ceiling fans to create an enjoyable outdoor gathering place. The patio will lead to an open lawn area where we can host outdoor events. 

MULTIPURPOSE SPACE LOBBY ENTRANCE

Upon entering the lobby, visitors will be greeted by an accent wall communicating Ethos values & culture. And to the left is the Ethos Grocery Give and outreach space - demonstrating the mission of the building: to be FOR the community. 

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CAFE & COFFEEHOUSE

The Cafe & Coffeehouse provides a gathering place for people in the community. And all proceeds from the business will go to support local organizations that are making a difference. 

GATHERING SPACE

The 2,600 square foot gathering space offers daily meeting space for the Ethos team, YTH, Ethos YA, as well as the greater community through the Cafe & Coffeehouse. The large open room will allow us to facilitate large group ministry and gatherings. And the conference room spaces open up to the large room to add 400 square feet for events. 

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WHY ARE WE BUILDING?

TO CONTINUE LOVING ALL PEOPLE

IN JESUS' NAME​

We feel God’s leading to own a facility of our own as a "stake in the ground" in the community. For the past three years, we have set up and torn down temporary and one-time rental facilities. Simply put, a permanent facility allows us to best carry out the mission of Ethos and serve our community.

 

And practically, we need additional space to create a community gathering space for the Ethos Family. We have outgrown the Ethos House (located off Lewis Center Rd) which has hosted Ethos YTH, worship rehearsals, team meetings, and Ethos offices. 

WHERE ARE WE BUILDING?

AFRICA ​ROAD, WESTERVILLE

Ethos owns nine buildable acres of undeveloped land on Africa Rd. The property is near Alum Creek Dam and The Sanctuary at the Lakes neighborhood. The address is 6576 Africa Rd., Westerville, OH 43021.

 

Delaware County has plans to build an I-71 interchange at Africa Rd in the coming years; this will make the Ethos property accessible to people from any part of the Columbus area.

HOW ARE WE BUILDING?

PARTNERSHIP & STEWARDSHIP ​

Ethos has the privilege to work with some fantastic, local construction partners. M+A Architects is designing and completing the drawings, The Kleingers Groups are acting as our civil engineer firm to ensure the building fulfills all of the Delaware County and Orange Twp requirements, and Elford Construction is our General Contractor and Construction Manager. 

 

Ethos plans to pay for the construction of the building through cash on hand and the continued generosity of the Ethos Family, with the option to borrow (in a healthy capacity) from a church lending institution. 

PRAYER POINTS

Prayer is our first response, not our last resort.

“And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8

Provision

God, thank you for the vision and land you have entrusted to Ethos. We ask you to build your church and provide the proper resources and relationships to fulfill your vision for the Ethos property. None of this is ours. It's all yours, Lord; use it for your glory.

Partnership

Use me, God, to play a part in building for all people. Help me to see how I can make a difference through prayer, generosity, my network, and servant leadership. 

Wisdom

Holy Spirit, give Ethos wisdom and guidance throughout the building process. Allow us to see when, where, and how you are working and what you want us to do to remain in step with you. 

"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”–  Ephesians 3:20

What part can I play in the "Building: For All People" project?

PRAYER

Ask God for wisdom throughout the process - for provision to fund the project and for the ministry that will occur within the building.

NETWORK

Connect Ethos with vendors and organizations you know to help complete the project. 

GENEROSITY

Ask God what He would have you give towards the mission and vision of Ethos. More info to come on how you can give.

SERVANT LEADERSHIP

Use your trade skills to execute finishes for the building. We are considering inviting the Ethos family to execute some building items:  painting, laying tile, landscaping, and more.

LEGACY TEAM

A servant leader team that is using the gift of generosity to make a difference in the Building: For All People project.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the story behind the Ethos Land?


It has been the vision of Ethos to be permanently planted in the community we serve with adequate space for the Ethos family and ministry. Thanks to the generosity of the people of God, Ethos owns the land outright. The property was entrusted to Ethos through the merger with North Church in 2019. The Leveque family had sold the property to the church at a significant discount as it was their mother’s prayer for the property to one day have a church on it.




Have we looked at renting or purchasing other facilities in the area?


Yes. We have researched and have worked with real estate brokers to explore existing buildings to rent or purchase. There is a limited inventory of existing spaces to meet the growing needs of the Ethos community and vision as well as zoning restrictions preventing a church to occupy or lease the spaces.




What about a Sunday facility?


A Phase 2 Sunday facility is in the overall plans for the Ethos land on Africa Rd and has been penciled in on the Master Site Plans. Constructing the Multipurpose facility as Phase 1 allows Ethos to complete the majority of the sitework development (earthwork, carrying utilities to the property, roadwork, and 1/3 of parking) which accounts for a large cost of building on the property. The Sunday facility on the Master Site Plan is subject to change as Ethos continues to grow and change. Currently, we have earmarked space for a 550-600 seat auditorium, ample kids classroom space, a large foyer for connection & community, a commercial/catering kitchen, and office space.




What is the purpose of a multipurpose space?


The purpose is to be an “Everything but Sunday” building for the Ethos family as well as the greater community. The building offers us a space that is IN the community and FOR the community. The space will be used for: – Ethos YTH – Ethos Young Adult – Small Groups – Men's & Women's Events – Team Nights – Ethos Offices – Special Needs Ministry – Alpha – Ethos Leadership College




Will the Café & Coffeehouse generate revenue?


Yes. The Café & Coffehouse will generate revenue that will be intentionally invested back into our great city. Every cup of coffee, every pastry, every juice, every product purchased is an investment in furthering the mission of other organizations that are making a difference for the Kingdom of God.




How are we approaching building process?


The building process is being overseen by the Stewardship Team, and decisions have been made in unity among the team. Our bylaws require that we cannot use greater than 35% of our operating budget toward facilities costs. This keeps us in a financially healthy place and ensures that our budget is focused on intentional areas of ministry.




What is the timeline for construction and fundraising?


Ethos is fortunate to have fantastic building partners. Elford Inc. is our General Contractor and has projected 30-45 days for sitework development, with a 5-month construction timeline for the multipurpose building.

Based on construction wait times and winter temperatures, we have been advised by Elford to wait until March (at the earliest) to begin site development on the property. Leading up to the beginning of site development, Ethos will not be conducting a formal captial campaign. However, there will be opportunities for everyone to give towards the Building: For All People Project.




When is the Phase Two Sunday Facility to be built?


While we are currently focused on the Phase One multipurpose space, we do have a Sunday facility penciled in on the Master Site Plan and will strategically pursue construction of a Sunday facility as our budget and finances allow.





Will the price of the Multipurpose facility construction change over time?


When we are ready to begin construction, Ethos will receive a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) from Elford, General Contractor & Construction Management. Once the GMP is agreed upon, the price will not exceed that number but the price could decrease based on the market.





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IN the community &
FOR the community