Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog
Pastor's Blog

Join us for “The Sounds of Christmas”

You are invited to join us at Ingleside next weekend as we celebrate the birth of Jesus in a wonderful musical presentation called, “The Sounds of Christmas.” The six service times are as follows: Friday, December 13, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 10:30 a.m., 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. No tickets are necessary.  Doors open thirty minutes before each presentation.  Childcare is available for ages 6 weeks – 4K. Christmas...

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Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

When our lives are transformed by God’s grace and filled with the Spirit, one of the results will be a grateful heart.  We will approach every day, every relationship, and every circumstance with a bias toward giving thanks. Perhaps that’s why the Apostle Paul mentions gratitude and thanksgiving three different times in the space of just six verses (Colossians 3:12-16) that describe who we are and how we are to live in Christ.  This powerful passage concludes by saying: And...

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Celebrate Thanksgiving at Ingleside

I hope you will join us for a delicious Thanksgiving meal and a wonderful time of fellowship and worship on Tuesday night, November 26. What time’s the meal? The buffet meal (which includes turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings) begins at 5:00 p.m. and will be served until 6:15 p.m. Where? At Ingleside – seating will be in our Multi-Purpose Gym, Fellowship Hall, and Dining Room.  Just follow the signs! Cost? It will be $7 for adults, $5 for children and a $21...

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Introducing the Ingleside App

Have you got our new Ingleside app yet?  It’s just been released. Search for “Ingleside Baptist Church” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and download the app from there. You can use the app to watch a Sunday message, to register for an event, to give your tithe and offerings, to see what’s on the church calendar, and to connect to group, serving, and mission opportunities. Once you have the Ingleside app installed, you will also want to set up your complete...

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An Evening of Hope | Membership Class | Who’s Your One?

It’s not too late to be part of a great women’s event at Ingleside tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Worship Center, featuring Katherine Wolf, the author of “Hope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love.”  Walk ups are welcome! Membership Class Sunday – 4:00 p.m. If you are not yet a member at Ingleside, I hope you will consider coming to our membership class this Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Where? Just come in the east entrance to the Worship Center,...

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Going with the Gospel

God expects every follower of Jesus Christ to be involved in going with the gospel. Before he ascended to heaven, Jesus said: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20, ESV). Similarly, in Acts 1:8, Jesus said: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has...

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A Place for You

Ingleside is a multi-generational church with a next-generation orientation. What does that mean?  It means that no matter what your age or life stage, you can find a home in our church family.  From preschoolers to senior adults, there’s a place for you! And, it means that we intentionally lean toward passing the faith along to the coming generations. We purposefully invest in reaching families with preschoolers, children, middle school, and high school students. The...

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A Healthy Church and Healthy Teams

In a larger church, one of the keys to long-term health and vitality is the leadership of a gifted and effective ministry staff in partnership with church members who are fully devoted followers of Christ. Under my overall direction, our Ingleside staff is led on a day-by-day basis by our Executive Pastor, Andy Johnson, and is currently organized into four teams: (1) the Worship Arts Team; (2) the Next Generation Team; (3) the Disciple-Making Team; and (4) the Operations Team. I want you...

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The Growth Bias of Healthy Churches

Jesus gave us our marching orders.  He said, “Go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:19, ESV). That’s why at our church we often say, “Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the glory of God.” It means that we have a “growth bias” when it comes to disciple- making.  We want to make disciples -- as many as we can and as mature as we can. By God’s grace, the disciples we are committed to making . . . Repent and believe the gospel, Are baptized as...

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Membership Class Sunday – 4:00 p.m.

If you are not yet a member at Ingleside, I hope you will consider coming to our membership class this Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Where? Just come in the east entrance to the Worship Center, and someone will be there to welcome you and point you in the right direction.  The class is in room F-300, just up the stairs from the Upper Gathering Area. When? The class begins at 4:00 p.m. and ends by 8:00 p.m., and we serve you a complimentary snack supper along the way. What to...

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