The Metanoia Center is located at 113 N. Wayne Avenue in the Village of Lockland, Ohio. Since February of 2020 we have been demoing and transforming our building and preparing it for occupancy and use.
As of July 11th we have had more than 73 volunteers from 6 different churches , and indviduals from the community, help move 20 tons of "stuff" out of the building.
In the spring of 2020 we learned that the owner of 115 N. Wayne, next door to the Metanoia Center, was in discussions with an organization that would bring a bar to the neighborhood. We certainly didn't want a bar next door to the Metanoia Center. We began to reach out to our friends, prayer groups and those who receive our newsletter asking them to pray!
Two weeks later we received a phone call with the words "we are sending you a donation check so that you can purchase the building next to your ministry center". We were speechless! Once we collected ourselves after the phone call we sat down and immediately praised God for this amazing gift answering prayers way beyond our imagination in regards to a bar next door!
On Friday, July 24th, 2020 we closed on the purchase of the property now owning it free and clear! See the picture below of 115 N. Wayne (on the corner of Wayne and Walnut) right next door to the Metanoia Center at 113 N. Wayne. You can see the second floor of the Metanoia Center, the grayish building, in the back ground.
We have several visions for the use of this building that we are currently developing. Both visions are focused on providing resources for the community that do not now exist, and that will also extend the mission and ministry of the Metanoia Center. We will make "official" annoucements as we make connections with potential partners and solidify each vision.