Because God wants you to groW
- I’m afraid of, resent, or deny God
- I’m not sure what to believe
- I don’t understand salvation
- I’m ignorant about spiritual things
- I’m too busy to be relevant
- I live to get more
- I love and honor God
- I understand the Scriptures
- I explain salvation to people
- I teach people about God
- I serve with devotion
- I give with generosity
This is how you join the team
At Ethnos, we think of membership as a partnership. That’s why we call our members “Ministry Partners.”
What does it mean to be a Ministry Partner?
It means that you move from attending to belonging—from being a spectator to being a player. This step is significant in your spiritual growth, because it is a step to embrace accountability.
What can a Ministry Partner do?
- Voting in business meetings.
- Eligible for leadership positions.
- Use of facilities in alignment with ministry purposes.
How long does the Ministry Partnership last?
The partnership lasts a year and is renewed on annual basis.
What are the steps to become a Ministry Partner?
We have five easy steps:
- APPLICATION: Submit the Ministry Partnership application.
- INTERVIEW: Set a meeting with one of our leaders.
- TRAINING: Attend the session for our new ministry partners.
- AGREEMENT: Sign the partnership agreement.
- WELCOMING: Be welcome into the team!
This is How We Manage Our Finances
We believe that joyful giving is a reflection of spiritual maturity because it reflects God’s character and commands. Therefore, we sacrificially invest our time, skills, money and facilities to advance God’s kingdom. We teach biblical principles on giving, and channel God’s resources to pursue His interests in the world and meet relevant needs.
We believe that financial integrity is achieved when the Financial Ministry is managed by a team of trustworthy people
through a solid system of checks and balances. Therefore, we entrust the financial administration to a tested team who develops and manages the ministry budget through a digital financial system under the supervision of the Elder Board.
This category is funded by the tithes and general offerings. It is used to finance the use of facilities, ministries, and staff salary.
This category is funded by special assigned giving for missions. It is used to finance the monthly missionary support.
This category is funded by special assigned giving. It is used to finance a diversity of needs like facilities upgrades, special equipment, and special events.
We are a 501 (c) (3) Organization registered in the state of Texas.
Donations are managed according to the legal parameters for 501 (c) (3) religious charitable organizations.
Our financial team uses a secure digital system for financial management and serves under the supervision of the Elder Board.
Our Elder Board monitors the finances through systematic reports. Our pastoral staff has no access to the financial system. Accounts are only accessible by authorized signatures.
We invest monthly resources to partner with 13 missionary families on five continents.
We invest annual resources to partner with missionary projects that are aligned with our mission and vision.
All of our missionary support is funded through the special giving of faithful donors.
The Ethnos campus has a capacity for 250 people. In addition to our three buildings we have a multi-purpose field and a playground.
Who can use our facilities?
The members of Ethnos Bible Church have the privilege of using our facilities in accordance with our ministry purposes.
Your non-profit organization may use our facilities as long as the following criterion is met:
(a) Alignment with our ministry purpose.
(b) Request is initiated and sponsored by a current church member.
(c) Insurance liability coverage is provided by the non-profit.
(d) Request is reviewed and approved by Elder Board.
Facilities Request Application.
Who can host weddings?
- Hosting a wedding in our facilities is a privilege for our church members only.
- The sanctuary and the Fellowship Hall can seat 200 people.
- Pre-marital counseling is required for members interested in marriage. Plan to meet for 15 weekly sessions (about 4 months) prior to wedding date.
To request use of facilities contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie & Josie Moffitt
We love the worship at Ethnos! Our pastors help us marvel at God’s love through songs with powerful lyrics and beautiful harmonies. We like the balance of being worshipful without feeling like a show. After visiting other churches in Richardson, I am glad that I found a multicultural church that celebrates the diversity and the unity of the Body of Christ. I am blessed to be part of this community!