About the Metanoia Center

LogoThe Metanoia Center was established as a 501c3 faith-based non-profit organization in August of 2018. The mission of the Metanoia Center is to help transform people and place through wholistic solutions that focus on betterment and development by offering a variety of literacy and community outreach opportunities. We are focused on betterment and development, versus relief. As such, core to our ministry is a variety of Biblically-centered literacy courses that address the needs of the individual and local and surrounding communities. The Metanoia Center executes it's mission without regard to race, gender, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, education, or income.

Metanoia means afterthought, from meta meaning "after" or "beyond" and nous meaning "mind". 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 - wholistic.

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On Tuesday, February 21, 2023 we dedicated the completion of Phase 1 of A Home for the Metanoia Center. Follows is the proclamation written and read by our board on that evening.

We are here today at the Metanoia Center as witness to the faithfulness and provision of God. The Metanoia Center started out of a desire to help build, restore, and rejuvenate not only a building for ministry purposes but also the hearts, lives, and generations of the Village of Lockland. You are witnessing direct answers to prayer for the physical space and resources but also for the many hands and hearts dedicated to the ministry of the Metanoia Center. This is a witness to the hours of time spent demolishing the old ruin of the previous building to the new revived space we are currently standing in and enjoying. Metaphorically this is the hope and goal of the mission of the Metanoia Center – to help facilitate change in the lives and generations of the people and neighborhoods touching and interacting with the Metanoia Center and the Village of Lockland.

Today, Tuesday, February 21, 2023, we, the Board of the Metanoia Center, dedicate this space to the mission of Metanoia – a spiritual conversion, a fundamental change of mind, a turning around, a transformative change of heart, a reformation. We dedicate this building to the people who have poured hours of time volunteering with this ministry, to the people of Lockland, to the generations to come who will benefit from this space, and to the greater ministry of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and furthering the commission to go and make disciples, reaching many nations and people.

Accomplishing Our Mission


Tools Used in Accomplishing Our Mission

Faith & Finances

Faith & Finances is a 12-week financial literacy course.

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Community Ministry

We come alongside churches and ministries in helping them reach into their own communities through Prayer Walks, Prayer Stations and other community engagement efforts.

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We are available to consult with other ministries and churches towards developing an urban ministry strategy.

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Events & Activities

Throughout the year we sponsor and hold a wide selection of events, trainings and community involvement activites.

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Creation Health

Creation Health is an 8-week health and wellness course based upon the Creation Story.

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Equipping Classes

We are a life skills, education and ministry center focused on equipping individuals, adults and children, with the tools and skills necessary to resource their passion and purpose for a productive life.

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How is the Metanoia Center Funded

The Metanoia Center is completely funded through donations and grants. We do not accept any funding, or grant, that would deviate us from a wholistic Biblical approach to accomplishing our mission. Read more about how you can help fund the efforts of the Metanoia Center by clicking the 'donate' button below.


Board and Management


The Metanoia Center was founded by Jim and Phyllis Null officially in 2018, unofficially since 2016.
The Board of the Metanoia Center recognized Jim Null as Executive Director Emeritus on June 6, 2023.


Day-to-day management and leadership of the Metanoia Center is carried out by Phyllis Null, Executive Director and Keith Ray, Interim Director.

Board Members

Terms expire 12/31 of the indicated year.