Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog
Pastor's Blog

“Should I be a member?” – Five Good Reasons

Are you a member at Ingleside yet?  If not, I hope you will make plans now to be in our adult membership class on Sunday, February 5, at 4:00 p.m. (the class for children and students is at 12:15 p.m.). Here are five good reasons to take this important step. First, membership—both the word and the concept—is biblical.  1 Corinthians 12:27 says: “Now you are the body of Christ, and individually members of it” (ESV).  God expects those who follow Christ to be members of his...

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A New Role for Deacons at Ingleside

I hope you will join me this Sunday afternoon, January 29, at 4:00 p.m. in Room W-200 for a Town Meeting to hear about a proposed new role for Deacons at Ingleside. Our Overseers are proposing that we revise our Church Bylaws so that “the primary responsibility of the Deacon Ministry Team shall be care for and service to widows at Ingleside.” After a thorough study of all the relevant Scripture passages (including Acts 6:1-7; Philippians 1:1; and 1 Timothy 3:8-13), we believe that...

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Join Me at the March for Life

I will be the guest speaker at this year’s Macon March for Life, and I hope you will join me at this important event. We will gather with other pro-life Middle-Georgians at Rosa Parks Square in downtown Macon on Friday, January 20, at noon. After a brief program, there will be a silent march for life through downtown ending at The Kolbe Center at 833 Walnut Street. The theme of this year’s gathering is: “Together, We Gather to Celebrate Life.” Now, more than ever, is the...

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When Supply Chain Issues Come to Church

Over the past three years, we’ve all encountered supply chain and labor shortage issues in a variety of ways. Now these issues have come to church! We recently received notification from the company that processes and mails our personalized offering envelopes that due to supply chain issues and personnel shortages, they are unable to provide offering envelopes for January and February but hope to be back on schedule in March. So, here’s what we recommend in the meantime: . ...

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Welcome to 2023!

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to seeing you this Sunday as we resume our normal Sunday schedule of four worship services, Bible study classes, and Next-Gen programming. In addition, as the New Year begins, there are several Ingleside events that I hope you will either participate in or pray for over the coming month. Please put these dates on your calendar today. .. Sunday, January 8, Membership and Missions Classes. Take the next step of commitment by joining our church...

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One Worship Service – January 1

What better way to begin the New Year than to gather with our church family for worship on Sunday, January 1? If you are in town, I hope you will be in church on New Year’s day as we have one great worship service in the Worship Center at 10:30 a.m. I’m hoping your habit of Sunday worship will be stronger and more consistent this year than ever before.  So, get the New Year started right.  Be here on January 1! Regular Schedules Resume January 4 and 8 With our holiday break...

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Four Reasons to Worship on Sunday, December 25

It doesn’t happen very often.  In fact, the last three times it occurred were in 2005, 2011, and 2016.  The next time will not be until 2033 and then 2039. What is this rare occasion?  It’s when Christmas Day—December 25—falls on a Sunday. And, you may have heard that some churches are not having worship gatherings that day.  In fact, however, while they may make the news, those that cancel are part of a small minority. According to LifeWay Research, fully 84% of...

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One Worship Service Sundays

For each of the next three Sundays – December 18, December 25, and January 1 – we will gather in one great worship service at 10:30 a.m. in the Worship Center. I hope you will invite a friend to join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas and as we get the New Year started right by being in worship on New Year’s Day. Here are other key dates and times through the holidays: Sunday, December 18, Christmas Remembrance Service 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel This...

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Invite a Friend to Join us this Christmas

I hope you will invite a friend to join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus at Ingleside this Christmas. Here are the details you need to know: December 9-11 Christmas Musical Presentations “He Brings Joy” Friday at 7:00 p.m. Saturday at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. No tickets are necessary. Seating is first come, first served. Doors open thirty minutes prior to each presentation. Childcare is provided for 6 weeks – 4K.  Christmas...

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Christmas at Ingleside 2022

As the calendar turns to December, our celebration of the birth of Jesus is soon to begin. Put these opportunities for worship and outreach on your calendar now and invite a friend to join us. December 4 Normal Sunday Schedule December 9-11 Christmas Musical Presentations “He Brings Joy” Friday at 7:00 p.m. Saturday at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. No tickets are necessary. Seating is first come, first served. Doors...

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