GOD IS STILL
We continue to be amazed at what God is doing through Ethos, even in 2020! At the risk of repeating ourselves too frequently, the truth is, the best part about Ethos is you. No matter how you found yourself reading our “2020 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.
We have learned a lot over this past year and continue to do so. 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 2021! 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
The best part 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.
Sundays of Church Online
Our Creative, Worship and Production Team made a shift to produce excellent online experiences to worship Jesus and lean into God’s Word to find truth and guidance for each day.
Adults in Fall Community Groups
We had 19 fall Community Groups (small gatherings that meet in-person or online across the city). And we launched our first Ethos U group on Ohio State’s campus.
We are leaders who serve and servants who lead to make a difference throughout our city.
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 first Summer Camp where students had fun, developed life-giving community, and unpacked the hope of Jesus for their lives.
People in FPU
We are excited that 11 people enrolled in the Ethos Financial Peace University Class and are on their way to Financial freedom.
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 23% away.
Year-to-date fiscal numbers January – November 2020
Equipping the Ethos vision to see every person Know God, Find Freedom, Discover their Purpose, and Make a Difference.
An initiative launched during COVID19 and continues as an ongoing means to meet the unique needs of our city.
Our annual special offering where 100% goes towards serving Columbus and fueling organizations in our own backyard.
Net Giving in 2020
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, and Utilities.
Staffing and contractors
Wages & Contractors include but are not limited to: Wages for contractors and salaries for all staff and benefits for full-time staff.
Beyond Our Walls
Funds designated toward Local Outreach, National & Global Church Planting, and Global Missions. We strategically invest into serving our city and partnering with incredible organizations.
Net Surplus Added in 2020
By your generosity and God’s grace, we have ended the year with a surplus. Our plan is to use this money to support a permanent location.
THE GREATEST LEADERSHIP IS IN SERVICE TO OTHERS
Meals served through
Over the summer we launched a Grocery Give to serve those impacted by COVID19. Since then, we’ve partnered with local schools and communities to grow the impact and families served by Ethos.
I Love My City Projects
(699 hours serving the city)
3 times more than 2019
Throughout 2020, Ethos strategically planned and served the city of Columbus through I Love My City Projects in partnership with incredible organizations and communities.