Changes are coming!
On January 20, Ephesus Baptist Church voted to begin a process of replanting our congregation. After a great deal of prayer and discussion, we realized that the American Church, including Ephesus, is in uncharted territory. Our church, like so many others, grew and fit within a time when most people had steady jobs, settled down with families, purchased homes, and had ample leisure time. Ephesus was designed to serve that world, but that world is gone. The norm is now that people are indebted, overworked, and have to move from place to place to keep employment. The church benefited from years of stability, but now we have to figure out how to preach Good News in more precarious times.
We think that replanting will allow us to do this. We are spending from now until Easter remembering testimonies of all that God has done at Ephesus, as well as looking forward to what we are called to do next. After Easter Sunday, we will stop holding regular worship services. The Summer months will be dedicated to organizing new friends, building new structures, and holding regular small group ministries. Then, the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, we plan to restart our worship services as a new congregation.
During this transition we still welcome visitors! Our worship services will continue on Sundays at 11:00am as usual through Easter, and during the Summer there will be several opportunities to gather with members of Ephesus and other new friends.
If you have any questions or would like to be involved with the replant, feel free to contact Pastor Kevin at email@example.com.
3rd Sunday in Lent
April 2 @ 9am
Bob Evans on 15-501
5419 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Pastor of Worship and Teaching
Kevin is a graduate of Baylor University and Duke Divinity School. His wife Caitlin is a social worker in Orange County and they have two children, Agnes and James. When he's not pastoring, Kevin loves watching baseball, smoking large slabs of meat, and taking Agnes to get biscuits at Rise.
Contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor of Missions and Outreach
John graduated from Duke Divinity School in 2015. Before coming to Ephesus to help us replant, he's been working with youth and young adults at churches in Greensboro and Winston Salem, NC. John's work in ministry focuses on making the church a place of hospitality and grace for people facing poverty and financial insecurity.
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Cheryl has been at Ephesus since 2012 after a career at Blue Cross Blue Shield. She enjoys fishing, spending time with her kids and grandkids, being out on the water on the pontoon boat, and going to the mountains.
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