Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog
Pastor's Blog

Get Ready for Fall Kickoff

For nesting stage families, school has begun or is on the horizon. You’ve seen class schedules, purchased all of the necessary supplies, and participated in orientations. August has quite a buzz for some of us! As you consider your schedule and priorities for the coming year, I hope you will put discipleship (yours and your family’s) at the top of the list. We have kickoffs on both Sunday, August 8, and Wednesday, August 11. See below for details about each. Sunday, August 8 ...

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I Just Wish I Could…

Grow in self-control. Understand the Bible more clearly. Be a better parent. Be a better spouse. Discern God’s will for my life. More effectively lead. Handle conflict more graciously. Pray confidently. Share the gospel clearly. Don’t we all have a spiritual “wish I could” list? Perhaps it’s not written down. But at the very least, our mind conjures up ways we deem ourselves deficient every day. If we are honest, that list can get awfully long. Some of us let it get us down....

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A Warm Welcome

Would you believe that guests have been visiting Ingleside since the first Sunday we re-opened for in-person worship last June? Certainly, people were hungry for corporate worship after shelter-in-place orders. Aren’t you glad they came? In a larger church like Ingleside, it can be easy for a newcomer to be lost in the shuffle. One of our goals as a church is for guests to feel warmly welcomed from the moment they pull into the parking lot until the moment they drive away. Perhaps a...

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Answering the Call

On Sunday, June 27, Pastor Tim capped off a seven-part series on serving with a challenge to everyone in our body. That challenge was to increase our church’s serving quotient by asking Inglesiders to volunteer in a primary and secondary place of ministry. Or, to put it another way, to use your Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences in one area of passion and one area of need. This culminated in a brief Ingleside Serving Survey where many of you provided us...

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Long Pastorates & Healthy Churches

In his ground-breaking book, The Purpose Driven Church (1995), Rick Warren recounts a study he made of the 100 largest churches in the United States.  He writes: “Although I discovered that large, growing churches differ widely in strategy, structure, and style, there were some common denominators.  My study confirmed what I already knew . . . :  Healthy, large churches are led by pastors who have been there a long time.  I found dozens of examples.  A long pastorate does not...

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One Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. – July 4

This Sunday, July 4, we will have one worship service only at 10:30 a.m. in the Worship Center at Ingleside. In 1 Peter 2:17, the Bible says, “Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor” (ESV). The Message paraphrases it this way: “Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government” (1 Peter 2:17, MSG) So, that’s just what we plan to do this Sunday as we celebrate our freedom, honor America,...

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Join Me at the Church Picnic

I hope you have already marked your calendars and are planning to be at Ingleside on Wednesday night, June 30 for our annual church picnic. Watch this short video and review the Q&A below to get a good idea of what is in store.   Where is the picnic held? Again this year, our picnic will be held on our church campus on Wimbish Road.  We will have huge tents set up on the west side of our Worship Center What time does it start?  Folks start to arrive as early as 5:00...

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Join Me at the Church Picnic

I hope you have already marked your calendars and are planning to be at Ingleside on Wednesday night, June 30, for our annual church picnic. Watch this short video and review the Q&A below to get a good idea of what is in store. Where is the picnic held? Again this year, our picnic will be held on our church campus on Wimbish Road.  We will have huge tents set up on the west side of our Worship Center What time does it start?  Folks start to arrive as early as 5:00 p.m. for...

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Join Me at the Church Picnic

I hope you have already marked your calendars and are planning to be at Ingleside on Wednesday night, June 30, for our annual church picnic. Watch this short video, and review the Q&A below to get a good idea of what is in store. Where is the picnic held? Again this year, our picnic will be held on our church campus on Wimbish Road.  We will have huge tents set up on the west side of our worship center What time does it start?  Folks start to arrive as early as 5:00 p.m. for...

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Normal Sunday Schedule Resumes this Sunday

Beginning this Sunday, June 6, our Sunday morning worship times will again be what they were pre-pandemic: 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Chapel 9:40 a.m. Blended Worship in the Worship Center 11:00 a.m. Blended Worship in the Worship Center Contemporary Worship in the Multi-Purpose Gym It also means that beginning this Sunday, June 6 . . . ... There will be no capacity limits for worship services or other programming. ... Reservations will no...

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