Our Vision...what we desire most...
Ethos is a Bible-teaching ministry of Grace Church in Des Moines, Iowa. Our goal is to teach and encourage young men and women to serve, witness, teach, defend their faith, and mature in the Christian life. We desire to see young adults established in the Gospel and established on a trajectory toward maturity and spiritual multiplication.
At the center of it all is Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory and grace who has redeemed us by His blood and who calls us to follow Him. Our supreme calling is to bring Him glory through our lives.
Ethos is not an independent ministry. All our teaching and ministry activity is supplemental to the overall teaching and ministry of Grace Church.
Our Values...what we care about most...
1. The Word of God: "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God[b] may be complete, equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
2. The Gospel of God: "For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures..." (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
3. The People of God: "Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love." (Ephesians 4:15-16)
4. The Glory of God: "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." (1 Corinthians 10:31)
Our Mission...what we hope to accomplish...
Matthew 28:18-20 makes the mission of Christian personally and the Church corporately abundantly clear. The Great Commission commands us to "make disciples" here, there, and everywhere.
- By consistently teaching and explaining the Gospel according to the Bible.
- By consistently emphasizing Christ's command to make disciples of all people(s).
- By consistently creating and sustaining environments that provide the conditions for disciple-making.
- By consistently training and multiplying more and future leaders.