Right now I’m sitting at the Smelly Cat coffee shop just of North Davidson St. in NoDa, Charlotte. I’m getting ready to head over to a meeting with a man who own a warehouse full of artists’ studios who is interested in being a part of what Ephesus is doing. After that I’ll pass by our building on Brevard St and dream a little about our upcoming arts and music gathering stART on February 24th. In the midst of it all, I can’t help but sit in awe of all that God is doing. This morning I was having breakfast with an old friend and he asked me if I was overwhelmed. I said “Almost, but every time I feel like I’m about to go over the edge, God does something amazing.” It keeps happening. There is A LOT happening, and A LOT left to be done, but so far, God is faithful. Thank you all for being a part and supporting what is happening.
A few updates, next Sunday, January 27th, Adam will be leading worship with the Ephesus team and I will be talking briefly about what is happening with Ephesus. I hope you can all be there. Also at some point in the next month or so, Pastor Farrell would like everyone who is going to be connected with Ephesus to be in the 3 services at Grace and they will pray for us. I would like to ask everyone who receives this email to respond back to me and let me know what level of connection: serving, attending, “may pop by”, praying and supporting, etc., you are willing to make to Ephesus. Farrell would like everyone going to Ephesus to be there to be prayed for. I have spoken with many of you, and I know many of you have been praying. Now is the time to move forward in what God is calling you to do, and I would ask that you let me know specifically as well.
Please continue to pray for Ephesus, specifically that we would make strategic partnerships and relationships in the Uptown and surrounding community. That is so vital. Personally, please pray for clear direction for Casey and I as we consider selling our house and moving into Charlotte.
Again thank you for all your support, encouragement and prayer as we prepare for the beginnings of Ephesus.