WE EXIST TO LOVE ALL PEOPLE IN JESUS’ NAME
TO SEE EVERY PERSON KNOW GOD, FIND FREEDOM, DISCOVER PURPOSE, AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
In 2006, Jordan and Courtney Smucker were a young couple when they first sensed a call to ministry and church leadership. It was a God-given dream and like most dreams, it began as a small seed planted in their hearts. That dream grew throughout the years as they realized a call to plant a life-giving church in an influential city within the Midwest.
After 11 years of serving as Pastors at Faith Family Church in Canton, Ohio under the leadership of Senior Pastors Mike and Barb Cameneti, they began to sense that the time had come to step out and pursue that dream. Alongside 78 incredible Servant Leaders, they launched Ethos Church on September 16th, 2018.
With their two children, Sophia (9) and Judah (4), Jordan and Courtney are excited to see people experience opportunities to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference.
Jesus + Nothing = Everything. Everything – Jesus = Nothing. We don’t simply live life for Christ, we live life with Christ.
Our heart is for ALL people because we believe that everyone is a “10” at something.
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.
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.
We are always better together. What God has called us to collectively is greater than anything He may ask of us individually.
Our greatest investment may not be something we do but the children we raise.
We are determined to give our best while consistently asking, “Is this the best way to _____.”
Everything we do is to connect people to Jesus. We believe that worship opens the hearts of those who have closed their hearts to God.
It’s not something we do, thankful is how we live.
We unapologetically love to smile, laugh, and enjoy life together. We believe church and life are meant to be enjoyed, not endured.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.
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.
The Fall Of Man
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
We believe that the Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. 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.
We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
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.
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.”
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.
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.