Sneak Peek

Here’s a sneak peek at my outline for this Sunday. If you’re crazy you’ll cheat and get the fill ins before they come up on the screen and then impress all your friends!

Why Church Planting?                                                  Ben Eige 10 October 2007

Ephesus Church

 

q  Why plant more churches?

Matthew 28.19-20

 

o   Right now there are approximately 180 million Americans who do not have a relationship with Jesus

 

o   There is a lower percentage of Americans in church today than 15 years ago

 

o   80% of new followers of Jesus begin their relationship in a church less than 2 years old

 

 

q  Why the city? Why Uptown Charlotte?

1.    The city/Charlotte is strategic for God’s plan

 

2.    Christians should live in the city/Charlotte

q  Matthew 5.14

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

 

3.    The city/Charlotte is ripe for the harvest

Matthew 9.37-38

 

4.    It’s about Jesus

 

 

A vision for Uptown Charlotte

Acts 17.22-23

 

What does this mean to you?

q  3 Ways to be a part of Ephesus Church

 

1. Pray

 

2. Give

 

3. Go

      Nehemiah 11.1-2

 

EPHESUS CHURCH

Uptown Charlotte

Easter 2008

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2 thoughts on “Sneak Peek

  1. Brett says:

    Looks good man, been thinking of you and praying for you and the church.

    I think one good argument(for lack of a better word) for being in an uptown environment is that many times uptown/downtown creates the culture of the city. What better place is there for the church to be than where you can actually become the culture of the city…my thoughts..

  2. g8rben says:

    Thanks Brett, that’s a huge part of what I’ll saying actually under the “part of God’s strategic plan” point. That is an essential part of out our vision and why we want to be in the downtown (in Charlotte you have to call “Uptown”!) area. Culture flows downstream from there! Thanks for the support and the prayers, I really appreciate you keeping us in your view.

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