BUILDING: FOR ALL PEOPLE
A BUILDING WITH
AN EVERYDAY SPACE FOR EVERYONE
Ethos will be constructing an “Everything but Sunday” facility. This multipurpose space will host generational gatherings; Ethos YTH Nights (grades 6th-12th), Ethos Young Adult worship nights, and allow us to launch kids and family experiences including those with special needs. The building will have a designated space to grow the Grocery Giveaway and other Local Outreach initiatives as we further our partnership with the local school districts, Neighborhood Bridges and other organizations. It will provide plenty of space to host Team Nights for all of our Servant Leaders, create an environment to facilitate faith conversations with seekers, skeptics and starters through Alpha, and provide meeting space for Ethos Groups.
The vision of the multipurpose space is to be a missional community space – a space IN the community and FOR the community. A long time ago, Southern Delaware County made the decision to be a “living room” community with no stores. As a result, our community was left without a center gathering space in the heart of the community. To serve the community and provide a space for community to occur. We plan to open a nonprofit café and coffeehouse with a mission to serve excellent products and create an environment for healthy relationships to flourish and for faith based conversations to be initiated. All proceeds will go to amazing organizations who are making a difference throughout our great city in Jesus’ name, such as but not limited to She Has a Name, Out of Darkness, The Bair Foundation, and the Ethos Grocery Give. Additionally, we cannot wait to open the building to organizations we love to partner with like Young Life.
MASTER SITE PLAN
The Master Site Plan outlines a two-phase strategy for the nine buildable acre property. The Phase One multipurpose space is highlighted yellow and the Phase Two Sunday facility being highlighted orange.
FIRST LEVEL FLOOR PLAN
The first level floor plan has designated rooms for; a cafe & coffee house, local outreach, classrooms, and large group gatherings. There is a large patio on the north end that will lead to an open lawn area where we can host outdoor events.
PHASE 1 & 2 OVERVIEW
Take a closer look at the multipurpose space and Phase Two floor plans next to one another. 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 Ethos inspiration to designing the multipurpose facility.
The exterior design of the building is simple and clean to match the aesthetic of the surrounding area. The building's many windows allow for guests to enjoy the beauty of the property and brings in plenty of natural sunlight.
The back patio has a covered porch with ceiling fans to create an enjoyable outdoor gathering place. The back of the building opens up to a large green space for events and gatherings to expand and utilize the fullness of the property. This is going to be great for all of our Ethos YTH activities and summer camps.
Upon entering the lobby, you will be greeted by an accent wall communicating Ethos values & culture. And to the left, you will find the Ethos Outreach Grocery Give to demonstrate how the vision and mission of the building is to be FOR the community.
CAFE & COFFEE HOUSE
The Cafe & Coffee House provides an opportunity and reason for people in the community to meet and gather in the facility. And all proceeds from the business will go to support and fuel local organizations in our city who are making a difference. This would only be open during the day.
The 2,600 SF multi-purpose space offers daily meeting space for the Ethos team, YTH, Ethos YA, as well as the greater community through the Cafe & Coffee House. The open room will allow us to facilitate large group ministry and gatherings. Additionally, the conference room space(s) open up to the multi-purpose room to add an additional 400 SF for events.
HOW DID WE
A VISION FOR RELATIONALLY HEALTHY COMMUNITY
After much prayerful consideration with the Ethos leadership, 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 setup and torn down temporary and one-time rental facilities, and a permanent facility allows us to best serve the Ethos servant leader teams, the ministry of Ethos, and the overall community.
And practically, we are in need of additional space to create community gathering space for the Ethos Family. We have outgrown the Ethos House (located off Lewis Center Rd., which we intend to sell) where we have been hosting Ethos YTH, worship rehearsals, team meetings, and has housed the Ethos offices. Additionally, there is limited inventory and zoning restrictions for rentable Team Space in the area.
WHERE ARE WE BUILDING?
AFRICA ROAD, GALENA
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 to the land is 6576 Africa Rd., Westerville, OH 43021 with an entrance on the south end of the property.
Delaware County has plans to build an exit off of 71 to Africa Rd in the coming years which will make the Ethos land accessible to people traveling from any part of Columbus.
HOW ARE WE BUILDING?
PARTNERSHIP & STEWARDSHIP
Ethos has had the privilege to partner with some fantastic, local construction partners throughout the building process; M+A Architects has designed and are completing the drawings, The Kleingers Groups are 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, the continued generosity of the Ethos Family, and potentially borrowing from a church lending institution. Our hope and prayer is to have the ability to pay cash for the project, while also having conversations with a lending institution to evaluate healthy borrowing capacities.
Prayer is our first response, not our last resort.
“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
“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
God, thank You for the vision You have entrusted to Ethos and the land you have provided our community. We ask that You would build Your church and provide the proper resources and relationships to fulfill Your vision for the Ethos land. None of this is ours, it's all yours, and desire for you to use it for your glory.
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.
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.
"Lord, use me in a way that is utterly disproportionate to who I am."
Ask God for wisdom throughout the process, for provision to fund the project, and over the ministry impact that will occur within the building.
A servant leader team who are using their gift of generosity through Ethos to make a difference in the Building: For All People Project.
Use your trade skills to execute finishes for the building. We are discussing and considering inviting the Ethos family to execute the following building items ourselves; painting, laying title, landscaping, and more.
Ask God what He would have you give towards the mission and vision of Ethos.
Connect Ethos with vendors and organizations you know to help complete the project.
WHAT PART CAN I PLAY IN THE "BUILDING: FOR ALL PEOPLE" PROJECT?
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.