Giving Update / 3rd Quarter 2015

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“…whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should 
give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, 
for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

Apostle Paul, 2 Cor 9:6b-8

A VISION FOR GIVING

Our church family whole heartedly believes the Word of God recorded in 2 Corinthians 9:6-8, and by the grace of God we are becoming a family that is learning how to live out this generosity together. Our prayer is that we will continue to become a church committed to lives of radical generosity towards Jesus, His Church, & His world.

Practically speaking, this means we are equally passionate about leveraging our resources equally to meet the ministry needs of our church family (i.e. rent, staffing, children’s ministry, ministry supplies, training materials, etc) as well as blessing people beyond our church family (i.e. church planting, local global missions, benevolence, etc).

By God’s grace and the generosity of people like you, we have been able to live into this “outward facing” way of generosity for six years and counting with no intention of slowing down. 

3RD QUARTER UPDATE / FALL 2015

2015 has continued to be a year of tremendous growth for our church family. Our church’s financial health has been no exception. As we approach the end of the 3rd Quarter in the 2015 Fiscal Year, our church family has given $971,000!

A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2015

Each year Ethos Church releases the Ethos Church Annual Report detailing all of the ways in which our resources have been leveraged for the good of those within & beyond our church family. Below are just a few of the highlights from the Spring & Summer Quarters.

Church Planting:
Launched & Supported Missio Church Seattle
Trained & Launched V21 Church Portugal
Supported Christ’s Church Turkana Kenya
Supported Ethos India (Schools & Churches)
Trained 23 future church planters through Onward Church Planting Ministry
Launched additional worship gathering at Ethos Church Hillsboro Village

Global Missions:
Sending thousands of shoes to Greece to aid in the Refugee Crisis
Trained hundreds of Indigenous Leaders & provided Bibles in Parwech, Uganda
Continued support and serve thousands of refugees in Greece
Began support supporting the Bhullars and orphans in Haiti
Sent missionaries to more than a dozen countries

Local Missions:
Funded 20+ local projects through Resurrection Week
Provided 700+ backpacks filled with school supplies for kids in need
Assisted dozens of families with groceries, medical care, temporary housing, utilities, etc.

Family Needs:
Opened 300 additional seats (per worship gathering at the Cannery)
Provided dozens of families with financial assistance for biblical counseling
Currently in the process of adding 5 new kids classrooms at Ethos Church Cannery
Hosted the Resurrection Week Baptism Celebration at the Ryman Auditorium
Hired a part time children’s minister for Ethos Church Marathon Music Works
Hired a part time campus pastor for Ethos Church Cannery Ballroom
Developed the Ethos House Church App to assist people in their pursuit of community
Provided dozens of opportunities for our church family to connect with each other.
Provided operational support & financial accountability through MAG Bookkeeping. 

THANK YOU

Thank you for choosing to advance God’s Kingdom through the ministry of Ethos Church. As we approach the final quarter of the year, let’s thank God for all He has done among our church family in 2015. May we finish strong as we seek to become a family living lives of radical generosity towards Jesus, His Church, and His world.

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