We had our first info meeting last week. This was the first opportunity for people to begin getting plugged in to Ephesus. We had 58 at the meeting! Very cool. There was probably close to 20 or so more who had other commitments but are interested at what is going on. We’re moving forward. The web site is in place. Right now it’s just a real basic site right now, we are moving forward on a more permanent, customized site. I’m also working on getting some more media content up. I’ve run into some technical difficulties with the first video devo, but that’s why we’re working out the details now! Anyway, it’s exciting stuff to see the momentum that is beginning to roll. The challenge is keeping it going. We’re now moving into admin mode to get the communication channels going as we move forward. Getting quality infrastructure together is tough at the start when the team is still forming. I realize that right now with no physical presence our “front door” is going to be our media and web site. I’m wanting everything to be top notch from the start, but that is certainly a challenge as resources are slim. It’s funny though, even as I write this I’m realizing God is going to make this thing happen. I know that, but it’s different from owning that truth. We need to do our best to do things with excellence and those who know me know I’m always striving for the best we can achieve, BUT God is at the center. How cliche that often seems, but when you sense the truth of that statement it’s truly encouraging. Anyway, wanted to get some thoughts up, it’s late, but I haven’t blogged in a while.
You know Facebook’s Group function is pretty good stuff. I’ve set up a group, Ephesus Church Charlotte and have been able to upload video, communicate our vision and sent mass emails about what is upcoming. It really has some great features all for free. It’s really opening some opportunities to get an online church off the ground with very little upfront cost. This week I’ll be launching video devo’s on the group page. These will be “sermonettes” walking through the book of Ephesians and why it’s foundational to the vision of Ephesus Church. From there we’ll be able to engage in discussion on the devo and link to pertinent web pages too. Cool stuff. Later I’ll be using YouVersion to enhance the experience. If you haven’t seen YouVersion yet head this way . It’s still in beta, but promises to be a very powerful tool. Anyway, get on Facebook join the Ephesus Church Charlotte group and keep up with how God wants to impact Charlotte through Ephesus Church.