Metanoia is a Greek word that is classically defined as "afterthought", from "meta" meaning "after" or "beyond" and "nous" meaning "mind" or "thought". In Classical Greek metanoia meant changing one's mind about someone or something. Biblically, metanoia is used to refer to the change of mind/heart which is brought about in repentance. Another word used in conjunction with the definition of metanoia is transformation. Thus metanoia is the changing, transformation, of ones mind, or heart, that results in a change, or transformation, of lifestyle. You might say that a transformation of lifestyle is evidence of a transformed mind and heart. It is our conviction that true, lasting metanoia occurs through Biblical re-birth that results in the restoration of relationship with God, the Creator, that then leads to restoration of relationship with others, creation and self: a wholistic change that results in the transformation of people and place.
See the video below! This spring of 2021 we are working towards replacing the front entry of 113 N. Wayne Ave. The current entry is a do it yourself construction project. We will be replacing the entry with glass in an aluminum frame along with a completely new door. The door will be 36 inches wide thus allowing ADA access for wheel chairs and it will swing out (rather than in as the current door dose) to meet building codes. Our estimate for this project, as of 3/1/2021, was $7000.00 which includes some additional funds to cover overages and increases that typically occur in the time that passes from the original estimate.
We had the project re-estimated on 4/20/2021 and it came in at $7745.00!
Read more about us by clicking the button below. "For He will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight."" Psalm 72:12-14 NIV
The Metanoia Center provides learning and growth resources through financial literacy, job opportunity, computer training, health & wellness and other learning opportunities to help individuals grow and flourish. We also provide training in community and urban development through a variety of Biblcally centered courses.
You, your church or your organization can partner with us in a variety of opportunities throughout the year. This is especially true of the warmer months of the calendar!
You can help financially or by volunteering! There are many opportunties for you to plugin from participating in after-school clubs to prayer walks or by becoming a course facilitator. Let us know how you would like to help by first clicking the "Find Out" button below for more details on how!
Below is a Google Map to the location of our buidlings on Wayne Ave., in the Village of Lockland.