Monthly Archives: June 2008

First Baptisms at Ephesus

This Sunday we’re going to have our first water baptism service at Ephesus! We’re going full on church plant style and doing it in a small portable pool in our backyard. That’s great! I told everyone at Ephesus that I would post directions here on the blog so that is below. Also, I want to direct you to my previous post on water baptism to get a detailed understanding of what water baptism is and why we do it at Ephesus Church.

Directions to the Eige House from Exit 25 off I-77

  • Head east on Hwy 73/Sam Furr Rd
  • Approx. 5 miles come to intersection of Poplar Tent Rd and Hwy 73
  • Turn Left (north) at intersection-this will be Shiloh Church Rd.
  • Approx. 2 miles come to The Farm subdivision on left
  • Turn Left (west) on River Farm Rd
  • First Left on Traders Ct.
  • Quick Left at stop sign
  • Quick Right at Market View Dr.
  • 4th house on left
  • 3425 Market View Dr-grey house with black shutters
Any questions shoot me an email at ben@ephesuschurch.tv
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The Challenge…

Writing consistently on the blog is a challenge. Plain and simple. If you’ve ever started one you know what I’m talking about. Consistently creating engaging content is the challenge of everything these days. Everyone can produce content and immediately blast it out to the web for literally hundreds of millions (if not billions) potential consumers to ingest and feed on. But the reality is only the smallest of fractions of content gains any kind of foothold in our world, and other things take our attention and focus and we slack on creating new content for our “oh so well-intentioned” blog. So there’s my excuse. But really I’ve come to realize that my content-creation focus these days has been completely hijacked by sermon prep. And this is how it should be. Right now my focus is there, and has to become more there. I’m not saying this blog will disappear, far from it. Who knows, maybe next will begin a new flurry of blogging the likes of which we’ve never seen! But for now, priority is on sermon prep. Tyler Jones at Vintage 21 graciously spent nearly two hours with me last week giving advice and encouragement. I felt mentored in a way during our time together.¬† And he challenged me to focus on sermon prep during this time of our church and to build systems, leadership and staff so that I can always focus on sermon prep. Amazing, yet simple advice, that I am trying to heed. So my content creation will be focused there for now. You can check out some of what that looks like at the Ephesus Podcasts…

Beyond that, baby number 3 in the Eige house is very close to coming to see us. She wants very badly to join world even though it’s a bit too early for that. Casey is being a real trooper as Reese tries to get herself out here. And we’re trying to sell our house (we hate being bored at our house) and get down into Charlotte. What a great summer!

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